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ABSTRACT

Heat treatment of kiwifruit juice caused formation of a heavy protein precipitate. Celite filtration removed the precipitate giving a clear, heat-stable juice which could be readily concentrated and reconstituted. Hollow fibre ultrafiltration was used to clarify and nonthermally sterilize kiwifruit juice. Virtually all the soluble proteolytic enzyme, actinidin, remained in the retentate although there was some loss of enzymatic activity. Some sedimentation was observed in both conventionally prepared and ultrafiltered juices prepared in the 1980 season, but not in 1981. A procyanidin: protein haze formed immediately in certain clarified kiwifruit juice: apple juice blends.