Parameters (%) BOS (stored in a  dark cool place) BOS (stored over a hearth) BSS (stored in a dark coo place) BSS (stored over a hearth)
Vitamin A (ug)
Vitamin (mg/100g))
Iron (mg/100g)
Zinc (mg/100g)
Calcium (%)
Magnesium (%)
  5.05a ± 0.02
  4.42a ± 0.00
  1.18a ± 0.02
   3.44a ± 0.04
  19.92a ± 0.01
    3.99a ± 0.01
   5.05a ± 0.00
   2.55c ± 0.02
  1.09 ± 0.03
   3.29a ± 0.03
 17.80b ± 0.01
   3.90a ± 0.01  
    2.93c ±. 002
     3.74b ± 0.03
     0.63b ± 0.01
     2.71b ± 0.02
   11.03c ± 0.00
     3.68a ± 0.02    
    3.10b ± 0.02
    2.60c ± 0.03
    2.61b ± 0.01
    2.62b ± 0.02
    10.68d ± 0.02
    3.65a ± 0.02
Values are means of three (3) replications standard deviation. Means within a row with the same superscript were not significantly different (P<0.05). FS, fresh sample, BOS, Blanched oven-dried sample, BSS, blanched sun dried sample.
Table 5: Effects of storage on the micro-nutrients of blanched oven-dried and sun-dried okra samples.