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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of drying techniques and embedding media on pigment content and shape of rose (Rosa chinensis Jacq.) and water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)


Author(s): Renuka, SK Moond, Subash Chandra, Ashok Choudhary, Manoj Kumar Rolaniya and Sunita Koodi

Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Effect of drying techniques and embedding media on dried flower quality of Rose (Rosa chinensis Jacq.) and Water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)” was conducted in the Laboratory of Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar during October 2015 to March 2016.The experiment had 22 treatments studied on Rose and Water lily, including drying conditions viz. air drying without embedding (control), hot air oven drying (At 400 C, 500 C and 600 C for 24 hours) and microwave oven drying (2 minutes, 3 minutes and 4 minutes at 350 Hz) in a combination with three different embedding media was sand, borax and silica gel. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design (CRD) with three replications The results obtained show that the Minimum pigment loss in dried flowers of rose (20.27 %) was recorded in silica gel in microwave oven at 350 Hz for 2 minutes and maximum (63.14 %) in without embedding (control). Among the different drying conditions, temperature and duration the flowers dried in silica gel in microwave oven at 350 Hz for 3 minutes had the highest sensory scores for shape (8.57 and 7.87) for dried flowers of rose and water lily, respectively whereas the minimum scores for shape (5.04 and 4.93) were recorded with T1 (control).

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Renuka, SK Moond, Subash Chandra, Ashok Choudhary, Manoj Kumar Rolaniya, Sunita Koodi. Effect of drying techniques and embedding media on pigment content and shape of rose (Rosa chinensis Jacq.) and water lily (Nymphaea alba L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):751-753.
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