SCREENING OF PROMISING ONION CULTIVARS FOR DEHYDRATION
The promising cultivars such as Phule Safed, Phule Suvarna, N-2-4-1 and Baswant-780 were used for processing into dehydrated flakes. The data revealed that the moisture content of freshly prepared dehydrated flakes was observed within the range of 5.00 to 5.20%, which furthermore increased during one month storage (5.40 to 5.90%) at ambient temperature. The highest dehydration ratio was found in Phule Suvarna (1.35) followed by Phule Safed (1.30), N-2-4-1 (1.25) and Baswant-780 (1.10). The flakes prepared from Phule Suvarna recorded the highest total sugar (55.70%) followed by Phule Safed (53.63%) initially, where as the lowest total sugars were noticed in N-2-4-1 (48.57%). The highest organoleptic score for colour flavor, crispness and general acceptability was recorded in Phule Suvarna initially and even at one month storage.
Masalkar, S.D., Garande, V.K., Patil, R.S. and Gaikwad, R.S. (2005). SCREENING OF PROMISING ONION CULTIVARS FOR DEHYDRATION. Acta Hortic. 688, 279-282