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Densities of melon seeds, kernels and hulls.

Teotia, M. S. and Ramakrishna, P. (1989) Densities of melon seeds, kernels and hulls. Journal of Food Engineering, 9 (3). 231-236, 5 ref..

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True density, bulk density and apparent density of the seeds, kernels and hulls of commercial varieties of muskmelon, longmelon and watermelon were determined. There is a significant difierence between the apparent densities of kernels and of seeds. Kernels are denser than water whereas seeds are less dense; hence kernels sink while seeds float in water. A suitable water separation tank, either batch or continuous, based on this property can be designed for separation of the kernel and seed fractions obtained by mechanical dehulling of the melon seeds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: melon seed kernels, protein, mechanical dehulling
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 05 Processing and Engineering
Divisions: CFTRI Resource Centres
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 04:38
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:45
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/3695

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