Treatments pH °Brix physical stability (% settled solids)
Control 4.90 ± 0.11b 10.65 ± 0.50a 22.04 ± 0.69de
40% 10 min 5.08 ± 0.05c 10.20 ± 0.00a 31.09 ± 0.47f
40% 15 min 4.90 ± 0.03b 13.00 ± 0.00c 22.37 ± 0.91de
40% 25 min 4.91 ± 0.02b 13.20 ± 0.00c 23.14 ± 0.93e
60% 10 min 4.77 ± 0.05a 12.20 ± 0.00b 22.04 ± 1.86de
60% 15 min 4.93 ± 0.00b 13.00 ± 0.00c 18.72 ± 0.55b
60% 25 min 4.78 ± 0.07a 13.20 ± 0.00c 20.91 ± 0.61cd
80% 3 min 5.08 ± 0.04c 10.20 ± 0.00a 21.01 ± 1.00cd
80% 5 min 5.05 ± 0.01c 10.27 ± 0.05a 21.10 ± 0.77cd
80% 8 min 5.05 ± 0.01c 10.27 ± 0.05a 19.14 ± 0.67b
80% 10 min 5.12 ± 0.06c 10.70 ± 1.00a 20.07 ± 1.16bc
80% 15 min 4.86 ± 0.02ab 13.05 ± 0.10c 16.93 ± 0.47a
80 % 25 min 4.88 ± 0.06b 13.40 ± 0.00c 19.41 ± 0.29bc
Table 2: Values of pH, °Brix (Total soluble solids) and physical stability (% settled solids) in cactus pear green juice.
a-d Values within a column followed by the same letters are not significant difference p <0.05.