Oil point pressure of Indian almond kernels
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Department of Agricultural Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(3): 225-228
The effect of preprocessing conditions such as moisture content, heating temperature, heating time and particle size on oil point pressure of Indian almond kernel was investigated. Results showed that oil point pressure was significantly (P < 0.05) affected by above mentioned parameters. It was also observed that oil point pressure reduced with increase in heating temperature and heating time for both coarse and fine particles. Furthermore, an increase in moisture content resulted in increased oil point pressure for coarse particles while there was a reduction in oil point pressure with increase in moisture content for fine particles.
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