Some Physical Properties of Groundnut (Arachis Hypogaea Linn) Seeds: A Review
8 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2020
Date Written: November 2018
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.
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