Osmotic process duration (min) 60 120 180
Drying rate (g/h) 12.4417a 12.6917a 12.7125a
Crude ash (%) 1.8854c 2.3604b 2.5342a
Crude fibre (%) 21.0571c 22.2412b 23.6467a
Crude fat (%) 3.5042b 3.5446b 3.6400a
Crude protein (%) 12.5671a 11.9158a 11.1579b
Bulk density (g/cm3) 0.5846a 0.5638a 0.5668a
Least gelation concentration, LGC (%) 18.2500b 20.3750a 20.7500a
Water absorption capacity, WAC (%) 1.0625a 1.1687a 0.8875b
*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 3: Effect of osmotic process duration on drying rate and post-drying qualities of okra*.