PROCESS FOR PRODUCING GREEN TOMATO POWDER RICH IN GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID

Fecha de publicación: 08/02/2021
Fuente: Wipo tomato
The present utility model concerns a process for producing a food powder. Particularly, the utility model pertains to a process for producing a gamma-aminobutyric acid rich green tomato powder comprising the steps of washing green tomatoes; sanitizing the washed green tomatoes; slicing the sanitized green tomatoes in half to obtain green tomato halves; removing seeds and pulp from the green tomato halves; slicing the green tomato halves to obtain green tomato wedges; drying the green tomato wedges in a dryer at a temperature of 40 to 50�C for 8 to 13 hours at a relative humidity of 30 to 35 pcnt ; grinding the dried green tomato wedges to form a powder; and packing the powder. The obtained powder has a gamma-aminobutyric acid content of 1000 to 2000 mg/100g of powder and can be used as a functional additive in food and beverage applications.