Treatments Storage period (months) Averagetreat.
2 4 6
Crudefiber (%)
T0 3.72 ± 0.68g 3.43 ± 0.25h 4.72 ± 0.46b 3.96B
T1 4.06 ± 0.62ef 4.24 ± 0.91de 4.53 ± 0.18c 4.28A
T2 3.07 ± 0.31i 3.91 ± 0.99f 4.95 ± 0.78a 3.98B
T3 3.06 ± 1.32i 4.47 ± 0.95c 5.07 ± 0.60a 4.20A
T4 3.68 ± 0.42g 4.42 ± 0.95cd 5.01 ± 0.72a 4.37A
Averagestorage 3.52C 4.09B 4.86A  
Ashcontent (%)
T0 2.93 ± 0.14g 3.77± 0.48e 5.30± 0.42ab 4.00A
T1 2.83 ± 0.37g 3.94± 1.12d 5.22± 0.42b 3.89B
T2 2.94 ± 0.17g 3.66± 0.19f 4.99± 0.24b 3.86B
T3 2.86 ± 0.41g 4.00± 0.39d 5.33± 0.29a 4.06A
T4 2.91 ± 0.33g 3.64± 0.16f 5.08± 0.15b 3.88B
Averagestorage 2.89C 3.80B 5.18AA  
Carbohydrates (%)
T0 24.72 ± 1.28e 24.94 ± 1.25d 20.17 ± 1.03k 23.11D
T1 25.27 ± 1.19c 24.57 ± 2.71e 20.38 ± 1.14j 23.41C
T2 28.00 ±0.50a 24.70 ± 1.80g 21.25 ± 1.56h 24.65B
T3 27.90 ± 2.30a 24.26 ± 2.23f 20.92 ± 1.33i 24.36B
T4 28.10 ± 1.35a 26.23 ± 2.11b 21.98 ± 1.27g 25.64A
Averagestorage 26.80A 24.94B 20.94C  
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 4: Effect of chemical treatments and storage periods on fiber, ash and carbohydrate content of garlic paste.