Physical properties of kumquat fruit
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Department of Mechanics of Agricultural Machinery, Razi University of Kermanshah, Imam Khomeini Highway, Kermanshah 6715685438, Iran
Int. Agrophys. 2013, 27(1): 107–109
Some physical properties of kumquat were investigated. Physical properties which were measured included fruit dimensions, mass, volume, projected area, density, geometric mean diameter, sphericity and surface area. Bulk density, porosity and also packaging coefficient were calculated. Mechanical properties such as the elasticity modulus, rupture force and energy required for initial rupture have been determined. The experiments were carried out at moisture content of 82.6% (w.b.). The results show that the kumquat fruit is one of the smallest fruit in the citrus family.