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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 1508-1515
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.171


Physical and Functional Properties of Some Millet Varieties of Assam
Sushmita Khatoniar* and Pranati Das
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Science,
Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam-785013, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Physical properties are necessary for the design of equipment to handle, transport, process and store the crop. Physical properties such as length, breadth, thickness, thousand grain weight, thousand grain volume etc. were studied for three millet varieties such as finger millet, foxtail millet and proso millet which are grown in Assam. In the present study, the length, breadth and thickness of proso millet was highest among the other two millets. Bulk density of finger millet, foxtail millet and proso millet were 0.71 g/ml, 0.73 g/ml and 0.79 g/ml respectively. The water and oil absorption capacity were highest in foxtail millet flour (1.26 ml/g and 1.18 ml/g respectively) and lowest in proso millet flour (1.14 ml/g and 1.16 ml/g respectively). The physical and functional properties are important for engineers, designers, scientists and processors in designing equipment for millet grain processing. Results are likely to be useful in assessing the quality of grains used while preparing the flour.


Keywords: Millets, Physical properties, functional properties
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Sushmita Khatoniar and Pranati Das. 2020. Physical and Functional Properties of Some Millet Varieties of Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 1508-1515. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.171