Drying of Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Leaves: Retention of Volatiles and Color

  title={Drying of Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) Leaves: Retention of Volatiles and Color},
  author={Amandine Buchaillot and Nola Caffin and Bhesh R Bhandari},
  journal={Drying Technology},
  pages={445 - 450}
Lemon myrtle plant (Backhousia citriodora) leaves were dried at three different drying temperature conditions (30, 40, and 50°C) in a fluidized bed dryer. The retention of the principal volatile compound, citral, was analyzed in dried products obtained at these three drying conditions. The changes in the color parameters L*, a*, b* of leaves were also analyzed. More than 90% of citral was retained at 50°C drying temperature, whereas the retention at 30 and 40°C was 81 and 85%, respectively… Expand
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