Drying of flowers and other ornamental plant parts with different drying techniques
Ravindra Reddy Kotla, Amrita Kumari, Abdirahman Hussein Mohamud and Lahari Yadlapalli
Dried flower has attained more importance when compared with the fresh flowers in the floriculture industry this happened because of the increasing knowledge on natural environmentally friendly products. Future predictions of the dry flower industry are expected to contribute a lot to the country’s economy in comparison to fresh-cut flowers and other live plants. Drying is a process in which there is transfer of mass, in this process there is removal of moisture content from the flower by evaporation. The various techniques of drying are oven drying, embedded drying, sun drying, glycerine drying, microwave drying and freeze drying. Usually, plant materials and the dry flowers is having much more potential as an alternate for the fresh flowers for utilizing them for a variety of other beautiful as well as interior decoration and commercial purposes. Mainly practical data on the drying of various flowers and other ornamental plant parts are used in this review. This could finally be helpful in grabbing the attention of the researchers and various scientists to focus and do some work on it, alongside the entrepreneurs would be directly helped by making use of the knowledge review present in this paper.
How to cite this article:
Ravindra Reddy Kotla, Amrita Kumari, Abdirahman Hussein Mohamud and Lahari Yadlapalli. Drying of flowers and other ornamental plant parts with different drying techniques. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 584-588.