Table 4: Effect of drying process on the technofunctional properties of inulin extracted from Agave americana leaves.

ParametersWHC
(g of water/g of sample)
OHC
(g of oil/g of sample)
SP
(mL of water/g of sample)
Emulsion capacity
(%)

Lyophilisation2.42 ± 0.18a3.26 ± 0.59a1.99 ± 0.13a14.48 ± 0.23a
Drying oven
( = 40°C)
1.62 ± 0.07b2.21 ± 0.12b1.5 ± 0.52a11.3 ± 0.03b
Drying oven
( = 60°C)
1.36 ± 0.01c1.90 ± 0.04c1.15 ± 0.68a10.49 ± 0.66c

Means in the same column with different letters are significantly different ( ).
WHC: water holding capacity, OHC: oil holding capacity, SP: swelling power.