# Moisture Content in Tofu

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DISCUSSION Table 1. Theoretical and experimental value of moisture content in Tofu. Theoretical Value of Moisture Content in Tofu | Experimental Value of Moisture Content in Tofu | 84.20% to 85.65% | 81.65 % | From the result, moisture content in tofu samples is around 81.65 %. From references, the moisture content of tofu samples from 84.20% to 85.65%. (Wang et al, 1983) The difference value of this moisture content may be caused of the error during the experiment such as the balance that been used is not accurate as well as possible or maybe the silica gel in the desiccators are already oxidized. So, the accurate value cannot be obtained. To obtain an accurate measurement of the moisture content or total solids of…show more content…
mple + Crucible (g) | 53.689 | 53.753 | 63.740 | Dry weight of sample (g) | 4.078 | 4.115 | 4.097 | Table 3: Results for percentage of moisture content Sample | % of Moisture | % Total Solids | (xi-x)2 | Standard deviation | Coefficient of Variation | Mean | M 1 | 81.3972 | 18.6028 | 0.0639 | 0.3204 | 39.24% | 81.65% | M 2 | 81.7929 | 18.2071 | 0.0204 | | | | M 3 | 81.7601 | 18.2399 | 0.0121 | | | | % of moisture = a-b x 100 c where, a = weight of tofu + crucible b = dry sample + crucible c = weight of tofu used M 1 % moisture = 57.767– 53.689 x 100 = 81.3972 % 5.010 M 2 % moisture = 57.868 – 53.753 x 100 = 81.7929 % 5.031 M 3 % moisture = 67.837– 63.740 x 100 = 81.7601 % 5.011 Mean = 81.3972 + 81.7929 + 81.7601 = 81.65 % 3 M 1 (xi – x)2 = (81.3972 – 81.65)2 = 0.0639 M 2 (xi – x)2 = (81.7929 – 81.65)2 = 0.0204 M 3 (xi – x)2 = (81.7601 – 81.65)2 = 0.0121 Total ∑ (xi – x)2 = 0.0639 + 0.0204 + 0.0121 = 0.2053 Standard deviation (σ) = 0.2053 3 - 1 = 0.3204 Coefficient of variation = standard deviationmean x 100% = 0.32040.8165 x 100% = 39.24% (less than 5%, accepted) Standard error = standard deviationn-1 = 0.32043-1 = 0.227 % Total solid = 100 – moisture content