Drip loss control technology of frozen fruits and vegetables during thawing: a review
Min Zhang 1,3
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State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, 214122 Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Food Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Jiangnan University, China
International Joint Laboratory on Food Safety, Jiangnan University, Jiangnan University, China
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Yangzhou Yechun Food Production & Distribution Co., Yangzhou 225200, Jiangsu, China
Min Zhang   

School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, China
Final revision date: 2021-07-24
Acceptance date: 2021-09-15
Publication date: 2021-10-22
Int. Agrophys. 2021, 35(3): 235–250
  • Bullet point 1: A brief summary of the meaning of drip loss control technology of frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Bullet point 2: Discussed three methods for achieving drip loss control of frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Bullet point 3: Reviewed some development tendency of drip loss control technology of frozen fruits and vegetables.
Frozen fruit and vegetables are types of natural foods without any additives, they are becoming more and more popular because of the seasonal supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, rich nutrition content, convenient consumption, sanitary condition, and favourable preservation performance which only requires simple technology. They are also a type of processed primary agricultural product with a good market share. However, the quality maintenance of frozen fruit and vegetables is a major problem with their preservation. Moreover, a significant number of researchers have been exploring many advanced technologies to maintain their qualities during the preservation process. In this article, the research status of drip loss control technology during the thawing of frozen fruit and vegetables is summarized in three respects: surface pre-dehydration pretreatment, optimal freezing processes and thawing modes, and also its development trend is briefly explored.
We acknowledge all of which enabled us to carry out this study.
The research was supported by a grant from Key R & D projects of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (No. 2020B02017-1 (2021-2022)), the National Key R&D Programme of China (Contract No. 2017YFD0400501 (2017-2021)), the 111 Project (BP0719028 (2017-2022)), the Jiangsu Province (China) “Collaborative Innovation Centre for Food Safety and Quality Control” Industry Development Programme, and the National First-Class Discipline Programme of Food Science and Technology (No. JUFSTR20180205 (2018-2021))
The authors do not declare any conflict of interest.
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