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EFFECT OF OSMOTIC AGENTS ON DEHYDRATION OF YACON (Smallanthussonchifolia) SLICES

Abstract

The experiment was conducted to study the effect of osmotic agent on quality of yacon slices at 50 Degree Celsius  for 24 h. Yacon containing 80% moisture content was cut into slices of approximately 2 cm diameter and 1.5 cm thickness and 4.52 g average weight were used for osmotic dehydration. The osmotic agents used were honey and sucrose solutions of 60 Bx.