Improved ultrafiltration for color reduction and stabilization of apple juice

GÖKMEN V., Borneman Z., Nijhuis H.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, vol.63, no.3, pp.504-507, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1998.tb15773.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.504-507
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Polyphenols that are responsible for haze-formation and browning during storage of clear apple juice and concentrates could be selectively removed by an ultrafiltration process using membranes of polyethersulfone and polyvinylpyrrolidone, Results were compared with those from commercial UF membranes made out of regenerated cellulose acetate. The effects of laccase treatment on removal of polyphenols and color in apple juice were also investigated. Custom membranes were effective to reduce the amount of polyphenols, A remarkable desired color removal of apple juice could also be achieved using these membranes. Resulting products were stable in color and clarity at 50 degrees C up to 6 wk. Laccase treatment increased the percentage removal of polyphenols from apple juices. However, laccase treated samples were more susceptible to coloration and haze-formation during storage.