Drying Temperature (°C) 50 60 70 80
Drying rate (g/h) 9.7000d 11.7778c 12.9167b 16.0667a
Crude ash (%) 2.9122a 2.5050b 2.0006c 1.6222d
Crude fibre (%) 18.9267b 20.2500b 24.6728a 25.4106a
Crude fat (%) 3.1089c 3.5650b 3.7339a 3.8439a
Crude protein (%) 11.1022b 11.6572a 12.1878a 12.5739a
Bulk density (g/cm3) 0.5929a 0.5362b 0.6111a 0.5466b
Least gelation concentration, LGC (%) 20.0000a 17.1667b 20.6667a 21.3333a
Water absorption capacity, WAC (%) 1.2583a 1.1750a 0.9833b 0.7417c
*Means with the same letter are not significantly different but means with different letters are significantly different (at P ≤ 0.05) using Duncan’s New Multiple Range Test
Table 2: Effect of drying temperature on drying rate and post-drying qualities of okra*.