Chemical Evaluation of Two Tropical Wood Species for Use as Grilling Planks

Ulysses Harley Guedes, Daniele Melo Santos Paulino, Lucas Dellosso Penteado, Heloiza Candeia Ruthes, Iuri Fazolin Fraga, Fernando Júnior Resende Mascarenhas, Anderson Renato Vobornik Wolenski, Raísse Layane de Paula Saraiva, Carlos Maviael Carvalho, Vinicius Borges de Moura Aquino, Francisco Antonio Rocco Lahr, André Luis Christoforo


This research evaluated the possible use of tropical hardwood species (Myrocarpus frondosus and Ocotea porosa) for grilling plank production. Physical, chemical, and organoleptic properties were evaluated and compared with properties of a well-used wood species for grilling planks, western red cedar (Thuja plicata). For chemical analysis, one technique was used: hydrodistillation. Normality tests and analyses of variance (ANOVA) were used for the comparisons between Thuja plicata and tropical hardwoods. The results of the organoleptic, chemical, and statistical analyses demonstrated the possibility of using Myrocarpus frondosus and Ocotea porosa in grilling plank production.


Grilling plank; Apparent density; Brazilian tropical hardwood; Chemical analysis

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