Effect of Hot Air Oven and Microwave Oven Drying on Production of Quality Dry Flowers of Dutch Roses

@inproceedings{Safeena2013EffectOH,
  title={Effect of Hot Air Oven and Microwave Oven Drying on Production of Quality Dry Flowers of Dutch Roses},
  author={S. A. Safeena and Vaibhav Shahaji Patil},
  year={2013}
}
The present investigation was conducted to evaluate different oven drying methods for obtaining better quality dried flowers of four Dutch rose cultivars viz., Skyline, Lambada, Ravel’ and First Red. Flowers dried at 40°C in hot air oven with silica gel were more acceptable for colour (3.48), appearance (3.50) and texture (3.23). Flowers dried by non-embedding method took least time (52.32 hours) for drying compared to embedded method. Flowers of ‘Lambada’ dried without embedding took least… CONTINUE READING