Flavor formation in frying process of green onion (Allium fistulosum L.) deep-fried oil.

Affiliation

Beijing Key Laboratory of Flavor Chemistry,Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), Beijing 100048, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Fried allium oil has been widely used in traditional Chinese home cooking and recently has grown in popularity in the food manufacturing industry. Thus, physical and chemical changes during frying process were measured to investigate the flavor formation mechanism in green onion (Allium fistulosum L.) deep-fried oil. With the increase of the oil temperature, important variations took place when the temperature rose above 140 °C during the whole frying process. A detailed study of these changes was made from both macro and micro aspects. From a macro perspective, sensory attributes including burnt, fried, oily, cooked vegetable and salty were strengthened. Meanwhile, the reference points of the oil samples on the fingerprint chart were distinguishable from others by electronic nose. In addition, contents of furans and furanones, sulfur-containing compounds, aldehydes and alcohols increased sharply according to SAFE-GC-MS analysis from a microscopic point of view, and contents of unsaturated fatty acids dropped remarkably while the saturated ones increased. These changes were considered to be caused by interactions between carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the deep-fried system and thermo degradations of sugars, amino acids and fats. The results indicated that the stage, when frying at temperatures ranging from 140 °C to 165 °C, was the most significant period for the flavor formation of the deep-fried oil.

Keywords

Analysis,Aroma active compounds,Deep-fried oil,Flavor,Formation mechanism,Green onion,