University of Life Sciences in Lublin

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Issue 11 (3) 2012 pp. 47–53

Ewa Sosińska, Marian Panasiewicz

The influence of moisture on selected physical properties of pumpkin seeds

Abstract: The aim of this work was identification of the selected group of the mechanical properties of pumpkin seeds the varieties Bambino of two humidity levels: 6% and 38%. The study of the mechanical properties was carried on the texture meter. The force and work of cutting and penetration of individual seeds were estimated. Analysis of the results shows significant value of certain parameters. The dry seeds showed the highest values of the force and work of cutting and penetration. In the case of fresh seed (38%) and dry (6%) the average difference in the values of the parameters was about 16%. The results of the study may be useful for technological processes such as drying pumpkin seeds or removing the husk.
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Keywords: pumpkin seeds, physical properties, force, cutting and penetration work
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MLA Sosińska, Ewa, and Marian Panasiewicz. "The influence of moisture on selected physical properties of pumpkin seeds." Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr. 11.3 (2012): 11.
APA (2012). . Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr. 11 (3), 11
ISO 690 SOSIńSKA, Ewa, PANASIEWICZ, Marian. The influence of moisture on selected physical properties of pumpkin seeds. Acta Sci.Pol. Tech. Agr., 2012, 11.3: 11.
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