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Comparative Study of Sun Drying and Solar Tent Drying of Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis

Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 01/2009; DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.955.957
Source: DOAJ

ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of two drying processing methods on the nutritional qualities of Hyperopisus bebe . The two methods used were solar tent dryer and traditional sun drying methods. The experimental fish were dried for 120 h (5 days). The results of proximate analysis showed significant difference (p<0.05) between the two techniques. Organoleptic evaluation showed no physical damage, no discolouration in the treatments and both had firm texture though fishes under traditional sun drying were infected by insects.

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