International Journal of Chemical Studies
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
P-ISSN: 2349-8528, E-ISSN: 2321-4902   |   Impact Factor: GIF: 0.565

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2021)

Novel approach towards microwave drying of basil leaves


Author(s): Sejal R Sedani, Ishvar L Pardeshi and Kishor J Shinde

Abstract: Basil is a medicinal plant and is added at the end of selected preparations, as heating destroys its flavour. The fresh herb can be kept for a short period in plastic bags under refrigerated conditions, or a longer period in the freezer. This technique of preservation of basil leaves is not affordable for farmers. Basil has a short life; generally, the senescence of leaves takes place during summer. An investigation was carried out to overcome the above-said problem of drying basil leaves. A novel method was proposed to dry basil leaves known as Intermittent and Stepwise Decreasing Microwave Power Drying (ISDMPD). The total drying time required for drying of fresh basil leaves (809.09 kg/kg dm initial moisture content) was found to be 6.25 min to achieve a final moisture content of 3.004 kg/ 100 kg dm ensuring a little change in colour with ΔE of 4.83, as compared to the colour of a fresh one.

Pages: 97-103  |  451 Views  48 Downloads

download (12023KB)
How to cite this article:
Sejal R Sedani, Ishvar L Pardeshi and Kishor J Shinde. Novel approach towards microwave drying of basil leaves. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2021; 9(2): 97-103.
Important Publications Links
International Journal of Chemical Studies

International Journal of Chemical Studies

 

Call for book chapter
International Journal of Chemical Studies