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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1183-1190

Effect of Evaporative Water Cooled Grinding on Milling Quality of Wheat
P. R. Davara*, V. P. Sangani, P. P. Vora, N. C. Thumar, H. V. Agravat and J. J. Limbasiya
Department of Processing and Food Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh – 362001
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Wheat has become one of the most important cereal crops because of its utilization in the flour production. Research was conducted to study the effect of evaporative water cooled grinding on milling quality of wheat. Surface of wheat grain samples were wetted by mixing it with water at four different levels, i.e. 0%, 3%, 6% and 9% w/w. Wetted grains grinded immediately using domestic hammer mill. Important quality characteristics after milling of wheat samples were studied. Since the evaporating surface water particles taken away the heat generated inside the grinding mill, temperature inside the grinding chamber was decreased. Evaporative water cooled grinding could be completed without any sieve clogging. Grinding time, yield and moisture content of flour were found to be increased in the evaporative water cooled grinded flour. However, the maximum retention of gluten content and minimum temperature rise was observed in the wheat samples mixed with 9% (w/w) of water. Evaporative water cooled grinding was found to be effective for the better retention of gluten content in the wheat flour.

Keywords: Wheat, grinding, evaporative water cooling, flour

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Davara. P. R. V. P. Sangani, P. P. Vora, N. C. Thumar, H. V. Agravat and Limbasiya. J. J. 2020. Effect of Evaporative Water Cooled Grinding on Milling Quality of Wheat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1183-1190. doi:
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