I. NACHEVA, D. MITEVA, Y. TODOROV, K. LOGINOVSKA and Tsv. TSVETKOV
Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technologies, BG - 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria
NACHEVA, I., D. MITEVA, Y. TODOROV, K. LOGINOVSKA and Tsv. TSVETKOV, 2012. Modern high technology solutions for quality and long-term vegetable preservation. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 18: 161-165
In the publication the authors present the results of the applying of two modern technologies for long term and safe vegetable preservation – freeze-drying and gamma sterilization. The freeze-dried vegetables feature minimum moisture – from 2 – 5% and taste-aroma complex preserved to the highest degree. The carried out gamma sterilization ensures a high microbial purity of the vegetables and guarantees for their long term preservation (up to 5 years) in polymer packing, under usual conditions.