American Journal of Applied Sciences

Optimization of Egg Tofu Formulations Containing Carrageenan, Gum Arabic and Corn Starch by Descriptive Sensory Analysis

Maizura Murad, Aminah Abdullah and Wan Aida Wan Mustapha

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.47.57

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 1

Pages 47-57

Abstract

The objectives of this study was to determine the effects of carrageenan, gum Arabic and corn starch on the sensory characteristics of egg tofu and to optimize egg tofu formulations using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). A Central Composite Design (CCD) with three factors was used to study the effects of carrageenan (0.1-0.2%), gum Arabic (0.1-1.0%) and corn starch (1.5-2.5%) on the sensory characteristics of egg tofu. Eight trained panelists performed quantitative descriptive analysis. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) showed that several of the response variables (egg aroma, starchiness, cohesiveness, astringency and aftertaste) were significantly different (p<0.05) and that the coefficients of determination (R2) were in the range of 0.77-0.96. Based on the superimposed plot to determine the overlay region for sensory attributes, the formulation of egg tofu with desired sensory quality was obtained by incorporating 0.12% carrageenan, 0.61% gum Arabic and 2.00% corn starch. The best sensory performances were set as a goal for each response and the results showed that the optimum predicted response values obtained for egg aroma, starchiness, cohesiveness, astringency and aftertaste were 62, 88, 37, 34 and 60 mm respectively.

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© 2015 Maizura Murad, Aminah Abdullah and Wan Aida Wan Mustapha. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.