Pāli, India
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Singh D.,Indian Central Arid Zone Research Institute | Chaudhary M.,SMS Agronomy | Meena M.L.,SMS Agricultural Extension | Dayal H.,SMS Horticulture
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2011

Drying of the 'Bassein Seedless' cultivar of pomegranate was carried out under different conditions with different pre-treatments to produce value added product known as 'anardana', a valuable commodity used as condiment in the acidification of chutneys and certain curries particularly in the Northern part of India. Experimental evidence regarding drying characteristics and organoleptic quality suggested that the optimum tray load for efficient and economical drying was 1.25 kg/m 2. Pomegranate seeds blanched for 5 min in boiling water gave the best quality anardana having bright maroon colour under sun drying as well as under cabinet drying conditions. Mean values for moisture differed significantly in sun-dried (15.73%) and cabinetdried (9.33%) samples. Anardana samples had 3.4% more acidity in the cabinet dried product than in the sun dried product irrespective of the pre-treatment used. Nonenzymatic browning was maximum in cabinet dried pre-treated samples (steam blanched along with sulphuring). Similarly, anthocyanin content differed significantly among different samples and was maximum (0.907) in steam-blanched cabinet-dried samples and minimum in sun dried control samples. In organoleptic evaluation also the overall mean score for cabinet dried samples was significantly higher (7.42) than sun dried samples (6.27). With regard to pre-treatments, no statistically significant difference was observed for overall organoleptic quality of anardana samples. In general, drying was faster and quality of anardana was better in a cabinet dryer as compared to sun drying.


Srichandan S.,SMS Horticulture | Mangaraj A.K.,SMS Horticulture | Mohanty A.,SMS Horticulture | Behera K.K.,SMS Horticulture | Panda D.,SMS Horticulture
Plant Archives | Year: 2015

An experiment entitled Influence of organic and inorganic fertilizer on nutrient content in broccoli was carried out at the site for "Network Project on Bio fertilizer" in the campus of College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar during rabi 2008-09 and 2009-10. Results revealed that out of ten treatments tried, the T10 i.e. 75% NP+ 100% K+ bio inoculants+ VC (5t/ha) proved to be the best on account of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulphur content of curd. The NPK content of curd was highest in T10 (60.92 kg/ha, 6.99 kg/ha and 34.36 kg/ha). The calcium, magnesium and sulphur content in curd were also highest in T10 (11.84 kg/ha, 14.52 kg/ha and 8.68 kg/ha), respectively.

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