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Moisture Contraction of Spanish Peanuts¹

Authors: Marvin R. Paulsen , Gerald H. Brusewitz

  • Moisture Contraction of Spanish Peanuts¹

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    Moisture Contraction of Spanish Peanuts¹

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Abstract

The linear coefficient of moisture contraction for skinned Spanish peanut kernels was determined at 40°C and at 20, 42, 70, and 80% drying air relative humidities. Kernel lengths and diameters were measured optically with a microprojector. Cubical coefficients of moisture contraction were calculated from the linear-coefficients by approximating peanut volume by a prolate spheroid shape. Cubical coefficients ranged from 5.5 to 7.71 × 10-3 cm3/cm3 MC % and generally increased as drying air relative humidities increased.

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Paulsen, M. & Brusewitz, G., (1976) “Moisture Contraction of Spanish Peanuts¹”, Peanut Science 3(1), p.52-55. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-3-1-13

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01 Jan 1976
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1Journal Article No. 3048 of the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station.