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Major Quality Parameters of Tamarind Concentrate

Test Parameters

Ordinary Tamarind Concentrate

Depectinised Tamarind Concentrate

Instant Tamarind Concentrate

Appearance & colour

Dark brown viscous liquid

Dark brown viscous liquid

Dark brown viscous liquid

Brix

65 Degrees

77-80 Degrees

77-80 Degrees

Pectin (on the basis of Calcium Pectate) % w/w

1.50

0.55

Nil

Water insoluble matter (% w/w)

0.50

0.25

Nil

pH (of 1% w/v solution)

2.85

2.60

2.40

Viable count/gm

<100

<50

Nil

Solubility in water

Almost soluble

Almost soluble

Completely soluble