Some Physical Properties of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea Linn) Seeds: A Review

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Michael Chukwu

CHUKWU, MICHAEL NWANKWO

C. S. Nwakodo

Abia State Polytechnic - Department of Food Science and Technology

M. O. Iwuagwu

Abia State University - Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

Date Written: November 2018

Abstract

The physical properties of groundnut seeds such as length, width, thickness, mass, size, shape, surface area, volume, aspect ratio, sphericity, true density, bulk density, porosity and angle of repose were reviewed. The methods of determination of these properties and their applications in food processing technology were discussed. Some researches about the effects of moisture on physical properties of groundnut seeds were also studied. These physical characteristics which when measured are relevant for the design and development of harvesting, seed sizing, handling, processing grading machines and in their separation from undesirable materials and decorticating and storage equipment for groundnut seeds.

Suggested Citation

Chukwu, Michael and Nwakodo, C. S. and Iwuagwu, M. O., Some Physical Properties of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea Linn) Seeds: A Review (November 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3517529 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3517529

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C. S. Nwakodo

Abia State Polytechnic - Department of Food Science and Technology

Nigeria

M. O. Iwuagwu

Abia State University - Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology

Nigeria

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