Samples Drying
method
Time (min) p-value
0 90 180 270 360 450 540 630 720
Control T1 1.42 ± 0.02 7.11 ± 0.09 14.23 ± 0.06 21.35 ± 0.12 28.46 ± 0.1 35.58 ± 0.17 42.7 ± 0.6 42.7 ± 0.6 42.70 ± 0.6 0.001*
T2 1.624 ± 0.03 7.52 ± 0.02 14.45 ± 0.013 21.53 ± 0.103 28.56 ± 0.15 35.59 ± 0.31 42.68 ± 0.2 42.68 ± 0.2 42.68 ± 0.2 0.002*
A T1 1.440 ± 0.08 7.16 ± 0.02 14.11 ± 0.02 21.49 ± 0.19 28.86 ± 0.13 35.89 ± 0.14 43.11 ± 0.1 43.11 ± 0.1 43.11 ± 0.1 0.003*
T2 2.098 ± 0.01 9.24 ± 0.02 18.12 ± 0.01 27.13 ± 0.120 32.01 ± 0.09 38.42 ± 0.06 44.13 ± 0.1 44.13 ± 0.1 44.13 ± 0.1 0.001*
B T1 1.44 ± 0.04 7.16 ± 0.01 14.11 ± 0.08 22.01 ± 0.05 28.98 ± 0.21 36.07 ± 0.05 43.21 ± 0.1 43.21 ± 0.10 43.21 ± 0.1 0.005*
T2 2.15 ± 0.02 9.33 ± 0.02 18.21 ± 0.01 27.22 ± 0.15 32.14 ± 0.08 37.82 ± 0.10 43.42 ± 0.15 43.42 ± 0.15 43.42 ± 0.15 0.001*
C T1 1.44 ± 0.01 7.22 ± 0.01 14.44 ± 0.12 22.08 ± 0.30 29.09 ± 0.20 36.08 ± 0.17 43.36 ± 0.10 43.36 ± 0.10 43.36 ± 0.1 0.003*
T2 2.38 ± 0.09 9.64 ± 0.01 18.41 ± 0.01 27.52 ± 0.110 32.34 ± 0.11 38.11 ± 0.09 44.14 ± 0.1 44.14 ± 0.1 44.14 ± 0.1 0.001
D T1 1.44 ± 0.020 6.84 ± 0.02 14.24 ± 0.02 22.08 ± 0.150 29.09 ± 0.23 36.08 ± 0.20 43.36 ± 0.2 43.36 ± 0.24 43.36 ± 0.24 0.002
T2 2.38 ± 0.09 9.64 ± 0.01 18.41 ± 0.01 27.52 ± 0.110 32.34 ± 0.11 38.11 ± 0.09 44.14 ± 0.1 44.14 ± 0.1 44.14 ± 0.1 0.002*
All values are means of triplicate determinations± standard deviation (SD), T1-Hot Air Oven Drying, T2-Freeze Drying Sample A-Mentha piperita, Sample B-Zingiber
officinale, Sample C-Daucus carota and Sample D-Beta vulgaris filtrate impregnated coconut based snack, Rows followed by different alphabets are *Significantly different (p ≤ 0.05), NS- Not Significant by LSD
Table 2: Weight reduction (%) of the ready-to-eat coconut based snack.