Sand Pear Research Paper

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The edible portion of the sand pear (Pyrus pyrifolia L.) fruit contains good amounts of carbohydrates (11.9 gm), fiber (1 gm), minerals, vitamins and polyphenols. The pears can play important role in cardiovascular disease prevention because of they are good source of potassium and are free from sodium, cholesterol and fat. The pear fruit is a highly perishable commodity and can be preserved by canning and dehydration. The sand pear possesses attributes like grittiness, higher acidity and astringent taste and thus can be processed as candy. The pear candy can be prepared by combining the osmotic and convective dehydration at controlled conditions. The osmotic dehydration kinetics of pear slices was studied in sucrose solution having different…show more content…

The adequacy of the model for the best fitting of experimental data was evaluated by obtaining the coefficient of determination R2 and least RMSE and percent mean relative deviation of modulus (E%) using following equations:
E(%)=100/N ∑_(i=1)^N▒[(Experimental value-predicted value)/(Experimental value)]
Chi Square=χ^2=∑_(i=1)^N▒[〖(Experimental value-predicted value)〗^2/((N-n))]
Where, n = no. of unknown and N= number of data points
RMSE=Root mean square error=∑_(i=1)^N▒[√(〖(Experimental value-predicted value)〗^2/N) ]
The nonlinear regression analysis was performed by using Statsoft Statistica ( EN). RESULT AND DISCUSSION
The effect of all process variables including solution concentration, solution temperature and immersion time on mass transfer kinetics namely water loss and solute gain was investigated. The detailed description of effect of process variables on mass transfer kinetics and its modeling has been discussed as

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