08. 12. 2019.

Dehydrated parsley (root & leaves)

Parsley is a biennial, bright green plant that is often used as a spice in many cuisines of the world.

Both root and leaves are used in variety of forms – fresh, cooked, dried or frozen.

Parsley’s closest relative, parsnip, looks very similar, but they taste quite different. It is often planted in gardens because it attracts insects, predators and robbers, thus protecting flowers.

Its medicinal benefit is also very known – when crushed leaf is rubbed into the skin, it reduces itching of mosquito bites. Parsley can also serve as natural breath freshener.

Dried parsley roots and leaves are used in meat industry and production of ready-made meals and sauces, spices and spice mixtures.

Dehydrated parsley root

Dehydrated parsley leaves

 

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener in the form of granules or powder.

It is sweeter than sugar approx. 200 times and used as its replacement in production of food and beverages.

Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate and MSG, is the sodium salt of natural non-essential amino acid of glutamic acid.

In its pure form, it appears as a white crystalline powder.

Ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C, is powder or crystal of white to pale-yellow color with antioxidant properties.

The name is derived from a (“not”) and scorbutus (“scurvy”), disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C.

Glucose is a simple sugar, monosaccharide, and is one of the most important carbohydrates.

It is used as an energy source in animals and plants. It is also one of main products of photosynthesis and serves as a starting substance for respiration.

At room temperature, citric acid is a white crystalline powder, easily soluble in water.

It can be obtained from lemon, but is usually derived from sugar by fermentation, using molds.

Carrot is a root vegetable of, usually, orange, purple, red, white or yellow color.

In ancient times, carrot was used as a medicinal herb because it contains substantial amounts of vitamins and various minerals.

Tomato concentrate is a thick paste made from mature tomatoes from which seeds and skin have been removed.

There are 2 production processes – “hot” and “cold break“. The “Hot break” process heats tomatoes to about 100° C, “cold break” occurs at about 66° C..

Tomato powder is obtained by drying tomato concentrate in several ways.

Commercially, most common are AD (“air dried”) and SD (“Spray Dried”).