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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2338-2347
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.292


Physical and Mechanical Properties of Custard Apple Fruit (Annona squamosa L.)
Sonali C. Khanbarad1* and P. H. Bakane2
Department of Agricultural Process Engineering, Dr PDKV, Akola, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Custard apple is one of the delicious fruits with pleasant flavour, mild aroma and sweet taste used for table purposes in India. Now a day, despite being an underutilized fruit with poor shelf life, many growers attempting to cultivate custard apple fruit for its nutritional and therapeutic use. Demand for custard apple fruit processing is also increasing for which development of processing technology or equipment is very necessary. Physical and mechanical properties differed according to the variety and size of custard apple fruits. Therefore, Knowledge of physical and mechanical property of custard apple fruit and seeds of large, medium and small size was important in order to provide useful data for the design of handling, storing and processing equipment. The mean length, width, thickness, size, arithmetic mean diameter, sphericity, surface area and volume custard apple fruit were 72.95, 64.28, 69.83, 68.87, 69.03, 0.95, 149.81 and 174.05respectively. The mean length, width, thickness, size, arithmetic mean diameter, sphericity, surface area and volume of custard apple seeds were 13.17 mm, 6.97 mm, 5.12 mm, 7.76 mm, 8.42 mm, 0.59, 1.89 cm2 and 0.25 cm3respectively.


Keywords: Custard apple, Peel, seeds, Seeded pulp, Physical and Mechanical properties
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Sonali C. Khanbarad and Bakane, P. H. 2020. Physical and Mechanical Properties of Custard Apple Fruit (Annona squamosa L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2338-2347. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.292