Process for preparing a dried fruit product

  • US 5,188,861 A
  • Filed: 05/31/1990
  • Issued: 02/23/1993
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for preparing a flavored dried fruit product said process comprising:

  • (a) treating a dried fruit with an acidulant being selected from the group consisting of tartaric acid, malic acid, citric acid, ascorbic acid, phosphoric acid and fumaric acid, in an amount and for a period of time which is sufficient to substantially remove the natural flavor of the dried fruit;

    (b) dehydrating the treated dried fruit to obtain a desired moisture content; and

    ,(c) treating the dried fruit during step (a) or after step (b) with a flavoring agent having a flavor which does not substantially correspond to the natural flavor of the dried fruit, said flavoring agent being employed in an amount and for a period of time which is sufficient to impart to the dried fruit a flavor which is substantially the same as the flavoring agent;

    and so forming a flavored dried fruit product having a flavor which is substantially the same as the flavor of the flavoring agent and having an outer surface which is substantially non-sticky whereby the flavored dried fruit product may be easily handled.

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