Peer Reviewed Quarterly

Journal's Citation Indices since 2012 : Total Citations 1510,  h-Index 16,  h5- Index 16,  i10- Index 37,  h5-median 13;   Citation Rate:156/year; Watch:-Flora EduPower►

  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
  • HortFlora Research Spectrum
Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 2: June 2017
Page (s) : 125-127
Date of Publication
Print :
Article Type : Research Note
Online : 02-Jul-2017
Effect of Stage of Maturity and Method of Drying on Bio-chemical and Organoleptic Attributes of Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.) Fruits
V.K. Asati* , K. P Singh and A. K. Goswami
*Corresponding Author's E-mail :


The study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different stages of ripening on the quality of Z. mauritiana fruits during drying. The fruits were graded into Immature (Greenish), Mature (Golden Yellow) and Ripe (Redish Brown) categories and these formed the treatments. The dehydration method was more effective than the open sun drying method for retention of fruits colour, reducing fruit spoilage per cent age and moisture content during drying. Organoleptic rating was slightly higher in dehydrated fruits than sun drying fruits. In sun drying method per cent acidity was found higher whereas the ascorbic acid content was completely loosed.

Cite this article as:
Asati V.K., Singh K.P. and Goswami A.K. (2017). Effect of stage of maturity and method of drying on bio-chemical and organoleptic attributes of ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.) fruits. HortFlora Res.Spectrum, 6(2) : 125-127.
Read/Download Full text PDF
*Registration required (Free)