Effects of open-air sun drying and pre-treatment on drying characteristics of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.)


İsmail O. , Figen A. , Piskin S.

Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung, vol.51, pp.807-813, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00231-014-1452-8
  • Title of Journal : Heat and Mass Transfer/Waerme- und Stoffuebertragung
  • Page Numbers: pp.807-813

Abstract

Effects of open-air sun drying and pre-treatment on drying characteristic of purslanes (Portulaca oleracea L.) were investigated. Drying times were determined as 31, 24 and 9 h for natural, salted and blanched, respectively. The higher "L" value and lower "-a/b" ratio values were obtained in natural dried purslane. The Aghbashlo et al. model gave a better fit to drying data.