Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)
Comparison of different drying modes for drying of different forms of Asian carrot
Author(s): Pradeep Kumar, NS Thakur, KD Sharma, Hamid and Abhimanyu Thakur
Abstract: Carrot (Daucus carota L) is a root vegetable which belongs to family Apiaceae is mainly consumed raw, converted to various products and cooked vegetable dish. Present studies were carried out to compare the drying modes for the drying of different forms of carrot like roundels, sticks and shreds. These forms were steam blanched followed by additive treatment and further dried under three modes like mechanical cabinet drier, solar tunnel drier and open sun till the constant weight is obtained. Quality evaluation of dried forms like roundels, sticks and shreds reflects that they could be dried to 10.68, 10.12 and 9.10 per cent moisture level within 9.25, 8.50 and 7.15 hours of drying, respectively in mechanical cabinet drier. Antioxidants like carotenoids, total phenols and other quality attributes like total solids, water activity, titratable acidity, sugars, rehydration ratio and sensory attributes etc. were retained better in this drying mode. So mechanical cabinet drier was observed as a best mode of drying of different forms of carrot followed by solar drier.
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How to cite this article:
Pradeep Kumar, NS Thakur, KD Sharma, Hamid, Abhimanyu Thakur. Comparison of different drying modes for drying of different forms of Asian carrot. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(3):449-453.