Osmotic Pretreatment
Conditions
Sample Weight (g) Moisture Content
(w/w) g/g
Weight Reduction (WR)
%
Water Loss (WL)
%
Sugar Gain
 (SG)
    %
30oC - 40% (w/w) 30 0.343 6.33 9.15    4.9
30oC - 50%(w/w) 30 0.280 12.67 16.55    6.0
30oC - 60%(w/w) 30 0.250 15.67 19.92    6.3
40oC - 40%(w/w) 30 0.300 10.67 14.20    5.4
50oC - 40%(w/w) 30 0.270 13.67 17.69    6.2
Control (Non-osmosised) 30 0.401 - -      -
Table 2: Osmotic dehydration parameters for coconut chips.