International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part I (2024)

Examining the influence of drying methods and desiccants on the physical attributes of dried roses

Author(s): Chandana S, Chandan S and Dr. VR Malam
Abstract: Roses the reigning champions of the global cut flowers trade and India's leading floral export, boast numerous distinguishing features. In today's market augmenting value holds paramount importance. To delve deeper into this realm a comprehensive experiment was conducted between 2019 and 2020. Employing a fully randomized design with a factorial approach the study with two critical factors: drying methods and desiccants with three replications. Among the examined physical parameters the combination of sun drying with silica gel desiccant stood out. It yielded remarkable results including the highest weight loss percentages (1st day: 57.03%, 2nd day: 65.21% and 3rd day: 71.34%), the lowest moisture content percentages (1st day: 52.73% and 2nd day: 44.59%) and the most substantial moisture loss percentages (2nd day: 58.64%) during the drying process. Nevertheless when contemplating the reduction in flower diameter the shade drying method complemented by sea sand as a desiccant emerged as supremely effective displaying minimal diameter reduction (1st day: 0.56, 2nd day: 0.60, 3rd day: 0.63 and 4th day: 0.66). In summary, it can be concluded that sun drying with silica gel proves optimal for achieving desired physical parameters in rose flowers with the exception of flower diameter reduction, where shade drying with sea sand demonstrates superior suitability.
Pages: 697-701  |  190 Views  82 Downloads


International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research
How to cite this article:
Chandana S, Chandan S, Dr. VR Malam. Examining the influence of drying methods and desiccants on the physical attributes of dried roses. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(2):697-701. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i2i.660
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