MICROWAVE DRYING OF HERBAGE

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Abstract

Microwave heating has recently been suggested as a method of drying herbage. A slightly modified commercial microwave cooking-oven has been tested for this purpose and was found to dry 400 g of fresh herbage in 15-20 min. The water-soluble-carbohydrate contents of herbage samples dried (a) by microwaves and (b) by freezing were similar.

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