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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 115-125

Impact of Inclined Solar Drier for Dehydration Quality in Khadrawy Dates during Doka Maturity Stage at North Western Arid India
Julius Uchoi1*, Prashant H. Nikhumbhe2, Abhishek Kumar3, Anil Patidarand G. D. Harish1
1ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Shillong-793103, India
2ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur-342003, India
3ICAR-Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Jaisalmer-345001, India
*Corresponding author

Experiment conducted on post-harvest utilization of date palm fruits of cultivar Khadrawy at doka maturity stage for development of dehydrated fruits at three different duration of days i.e. 5, 7 and 9days through inclined solar drier revealed that solar dehydration of the whole date fruits with increased duration of nine days led to the development of the dehydrated product with significant different for minimum physiological loss in weight (46.2%) and maximum recovery percentage (53.8%). However, on biochemical parameter the retention of quality of total sugar (52.1%), reducing sugar (2.7%) and Non reducing sugar (49.3%) was found significantly different when fruits were dried with minimum duration for five days. Organoleptic test by hedonic scoring revealed that the average scoring by the panels ranged from like slightly (6) to like very much (8) for color, flavour, texture and taste in the dehydrated fruits.

Keywords: Date palm fruits, post-harvest, solar dehydration

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Julius Uchoi, Prashant H. Nikhumbhe, Abhishek Kumar, Anil Patidar and Harish G.D. 2020. Impact of Inclined Solar Drier for Dehydration Quality in Khadrawy Dates during Doka Maturity Stage at North Western Arid India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 115-125. doi:
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