Reduction of drying and ripening times during the italian type salami production

Fonseca, Gustavo Graciano; Porto, Paulo Sérgio da Silva; Pinto, Luiz Antonio de Almeida


Salami is a product wich preparation times varies notably in function of some parameters, especially its size. This study carried out in a company to verify in industrial scale the possibility of the reduction of the days of process. Drying curves were done for salami with 60 mm diameter and 240 and 260 mm lengths, corresponding to masses of 776 and 852 g, respectively. In the current conditions, the process time was of 38 days. It was concluded that tha maintenance of the 7 days of pre-ripening from 18 to 17, totaling 31 days, reached the derired humidity, occurring no alterations in the final product characteristics. Through non-linear regression analysis it was verified that the obtained parameters of the drying curves, had presented excellent adjustment of correlation (R² > 99%).

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