Moisture dependent physical properties of cardamom
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Department of Food and Agricultural Process Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
FG and OP Division, CIPHET, (PO) PAU Campus, Ludhiana – 141 004, Punjab, India
Int. Agrophys. 2011, 25(4): 399-402
The physical properties of cardamom capsules in the moisture range of 8.41-24.87% (w.b.) were determined. All physical properties, except bulk density and hardness, increased with the increase of moisture content. The highest static coefficient of friction was observed on mild steel surface, followed by aluminium sheet, galvanized iron sheet and stainless steel sheet. The physical properties of cardamom capsules were expressed in the form of regression equations as a moisture content function. High correlation coefficients were found at significance level of 95%.
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