Treatments Storage period (months) Averagetreat.
2 4 6
Moisture content (%)
T0 62.26± 1.29g 63.60 ± 1.27e 65.78 ± 0.74a 63.88A
T1 61.29 ± 1.29jh 63.21 ± 1.32f 65.38 ± 1.00b 63.29B
T2 59.88 ± 1.25j 64.06 ± 1.20d 64.29 ± 0.83d 62.74C
T3 60.40 ± 1.37i 63.56 ± 1.67e 64.85 ± 0.85c 62.94C
T4 59.21 ± 1.11k 62.10 ± 1.45g 64.11 ± 0.85d 61.81D
Averagestorage 60.61C 63.31B 64.88A  
Protein content (%)
T0 4.15± 1.06bc 3.87 ± 1.05d 2.23 ± 0.32g 3.42B
T1 5.23 ± 0.24a 3.81 ± 0.81d 2.46 ± 0.14f 3.84A
T2 4.59 ± 0.66b 3.21± 0.83e 2.11 ± 0.18g 3.30B
T3 4.29 ± 0.80c 3.18± 1.13e 2.05 ± 0.23g 3.17BC
T4 4.72 ± 0.59b 3.05 ± 0.96e 2.10 ± 0.33g 3.29B
Averagestorage 4.60A 3.42B 2.19C  
Fatcontent (%)
T0 1.61 ± 0.36cde 1.39 ± 0.16g 2.29 ± 0.14a 1.43A
T1 1.31 ± 0.23f 1.57 ± 0.36g 2.03 ± 0.45b 1.30B
T2 1.53 ± 0.31cdef 1.45 ± 0.26g 2.42 ± 1.02a 1.47A
T3 1.49 ± 0.36def 1.53 ± 0.18g 1.78 ± 0.28g 1.27B
T4 1.38 ± 0.29ef 1.57 ± 0.30g 1.65 ± 0.29cd 1.20B
Averagestorage 1.46B 1.50C 2.03A  
Values are mean ± SD.
*Means in the same columns and rows bearing same superscript small letters are not significantly different (p ≥ 0.05)
**Means in the same row with the same superscript capital letters are not significantly different (p ≤ 0.05).
***Means in the same column bearing different superscript capital letters are significantly different (p ≤ 0.01).
T0 = Control
T1 = Ascorbic acid (0.5 mg/g)
T2 = Citric acid (2 mg/g)
T3 = Ascorbic acid (0.25 mg/g) and Citric acid (1 mg/g)
T4 = Ascorbic acid (0.5 mg/g) and Citric acid (2 mg/g)
Table 3: Effect of chemical treatments and storage periods on moisture, protein, and fat contents of garlic paste.ste.