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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 2538-2546
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.288


Effect of Drying Techniques and Embedding Media on the Colour, Shape Retention and Overall Acceptability of Palash (Butea monosperma Lam.) and Semal (Bombex ceiba L.)
Nitu Kumari1*, Vidhya Kumari2, S.K. Moond3 and Ashutosh Mishra1
1Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, CHF, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar, Agriculture University, Kota, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Botany University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
3Department of Horticulture, COA, Mandor, Jodhpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present experiment on “Effect of drying techniques and embedding media on the colour, shape retention and overall acceptability of Palash (Butea monosperma Lam.) and Semal (Bombex ceiba L.)” was conducted in the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalarapatan, Jhalawar during March, 2017 to August 2017. The experiment had total 22 treatments combination studied in two flowers, including three drying conditions viz. room condition, hot air oven (40ËšC, 50ËšC and 60ËšC) and microwave oven (2 minutes, 3 minutes and 4 minutes) in combination with three different embedding media sand, borax and silica gel. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design (CRD) with three replications. Out of the 22 treatments studied, sensory score for colour (8.11, 8.57), shape (7.51, 8.55), overall acceptability (7.75, 8.56) of dried flowers of Palash and Semal were also highest with microwave oven drying for 3 minutes and 4 minutes with silica gel embedding. Therefore, on the basis of results of present experiment it may be concluded that dehydration of flowers of Palash and Semal can be done in microwave oven for 3 minute, 4 minute with silica gel embedding for getting good quality dried flowers.


Keywords: Palash, Semal, embedding media, Silica gel, Sand, Sensory score
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Nitu Kumari, Vidhya Kumari, S.K. Moond and Ashutosh Mishra. 2018. Effect of Drying Techniques and Embedding Media on the Colour, Shape Retention and Overall Acceptability of Palash (Butea monosperma Lam.) and Semal (Bombex ceiba L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 2538-2546. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.288