Accession Number:

ADA619381

Title:

Improving the Quality of Freeze Dried Rice: Initial Evaluations

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) LAND DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The focus of the work reported here is to evaluate a selection of readily available rices to determine cooking, freeze drying and rehydration characteristics, with the aim of improving the quality of freeze dried rice used in Australian military ration packs. Samples were examined by sensory evaluation, texture profile analysis and environmental scanning electron microscopy. The findings of this study will provide guidance for an expanded series of production scale improvements and evaluations.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE