Blanching Aerobic Mesophiles (Log CFU/g )
Time (min) Calcium % Day 1 Day 5 Day 8 Day 12
2.5 0 2.13±0.07 a* 1.95±0.47 a 2.86±0.48 a 3.06±0.41 a
1 1.90±0.60 a 2.25±0.26 a 3.03±0.64 a 5.68±1.11 b
2 2.53±0.26 a 2.20±0.19 a 3.05±0.43 a 3.32±0.89 a
3 3.07±0.39 a 1.86±0.20 b 2.52±0.36 ab 4.81±0.19 c
5 0 2.06±0.68 a 1.90±0.63 a 2.40±0.43 ab 4.15±0.51 b
1 2.43±0.38 a 1.87±0.32 a 2.48±0.62 a 3.57±0.88 a
2 2.11±0.05 a 1.64±0.62 a 2.87±1.30 ab 4.28±2.32 b
3 2.18±0.21 a 2.32±0.28 a 3.05±0.24 a 3.57±0.82 a
10 0 1.72±0.10 a 1.36±0.10 a 2.54±0.01 ab 3.65±0.92 b
1 1.80±0.34 a 1.80±0.70 a 3.59±0.77 b 4.87±0.35 b
2 1.56±0.49 a 1.70±0.39 a 3.31±1.47 b 4.76±0.76 b
3 1.30±0.52 a 1.20±0.17 a 2.08±0.07 a 3.88±1.51 b
Data represent the means of log values S.E. Means in same rows followed by an identical letter were not statistically different (P>0.05)
Table 3: Growth of aerobic mesophiles in blanched edamame stored at 4oC.