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Friable dried fruit products is a high industry priority.
Skin fragility, particularly of light coloured sultanas, leads to excessive processing damage and subsequent problems with moisture uptake, darkening, sugaring and compaction.
Basic studies were undertaken to enhance understanding of the mechanisms involved in processes affecting sultana skin strength and impacts on processing damage. (DFRDC project no. CSH 59D)
The ADFA and dried fruits marketing
CSH 59D Determine and manage factors which influence skin strength of sultana berries, and hence processing damage
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