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


JOURNAL OF FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING, vol.43, no.8, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jfpe.13439
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Compendex, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, INSPEC, Veterinary Science Database
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


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.