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Effect of drying time and temperature on biochemical composition of Moringa oleifera leaf powder

Author Affiliations

  • 1College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan
  • 2College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 34-39, January,8 (2020)

Abstract

The research was conducted to determine the effect of drying time and temperature on proximate composition of moringa leaf powder. The experiment conducted in late 2018, followed Completely Randomized Design involving six treatments (500C for 4 hours, 500C for 5 hours, 500C for 6 hours, 600C for 4 hours, 600C for 5 hours and 600C for 6 hours) and three replications per treatment. Parameters evaluated were weight, moisture, fat, fiber, protein, ash and carbohydrate content. Significance (p &

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