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Title: Jaggery quality effected by hilly climatic conditions
Authors: Chand, Khan
Singh, Anupama
Kulshrestha, Manoj
Keywords: Jaggery;Moisture content;storage behavior;Gur
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, AO1G 17/00, AO1G 1/00, A47G 19/00, A23L 1/00, A23L 1/06
Abstract: Investigations were carried out for storage behaviour of jaggery samples, stored in polythene bags, IISR bins and hanging baskets under hilly climatic conditions of Uttarakhand. Samples were stored for a period of five months during which changes in product parameters such as moisture content, sucrose, reducing sugar and colour were determined at an interval of 30 days. The study revealed that the quality of jaggery was affected significantly by both containers as well as ambient conditions. All the quality attributes like reducing sugar, sugar and colour were affected by the storage conditions. Jaggery stored in IISR bins retained its quality throughout the study, whereas jaggery samples kept in hanging baskets and polythene bags deteriorated at faster rates. The moisture content jaggery samples increased from an initial value of 11.02-24.32% in open storage, while it only increased to 14.89% in bins and 15.84% in case of polythene bags. Similarly the change in percentage of sucrose, reducing sugar and colour was observed less for the samples kept in storage bins and polythene bags than for the samples kept in open storage. Overall, IISR bin preserved the quality better than the open and polythene bag storage.
Page(s): 172-176
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(1) [January 2012]

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