Low temperature and high velocity assisted fluidized bed drying characteristics of bee pollen as bioactive food


KILIÇ A.

JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING, vol.43, no.8, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jfpe.13439
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING

Abstract

This study reveals the low temperature high velocity (LTHV) assisted fluidized bed drying can preserve to the bioactive components of bee pollen. LTHV assisted fluidized bed drying characteristics of bee pollen. For this purpose, 100 g of the raw bee pollen samples are used to the investigation of drying characteristics at 4, 10, 24, and 40 degrees C, 40-50 humidity (%) and 6 m/s air velocity. In this regard, moisture loss, dimensionless mass loss, equilibrium moisture content, drying rate, drying time, mass shrinkage, some product characteristics, and sensory quality characteristic were investigated. Finally, the best drying air temperature was selected as 10 degrees C because the bee pollen samples had the best drying performance and sensory quality scores. LTHV assisted fluidized bed drying can be used for bioactive bee pollen drying.