Patiala cops arrest three with 6 kg opium. The effect of blanching and freezing on osmotic dehydration of pumpkin. As jimikand contains high moisture content, hence drying is necessary for preserving it for a long time or converting into value added products. Fresh Sangeeta and Hathan , osmo-dried in salt solution Fig. Like pharmacological industry, jimikand has a great scope in the food industry for commercial exploitation.