Engineering and proximate properties of miracle berry fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum L.) essential for its processing equipment design

Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal

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Title Engineering and proximate properties of miracle berry fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum L.) essential for its processing equipment design
 
Creator Fadeyibi, Adeshina
 
Subject Bulk density
Crude protein
Crude fibre
Mechanical properties
Miracle fruit
 
Description This research was carried out to determine some physical, mechanical, mineral and proximate properties of miracle berry fruits (Synsepalum dulcificum L.) in the moisture range of 6.45− 9.73% (db). Physical properties including bulk density and terminal velocity were determined using standard methods. Mechanical properties including stiffness and deformation were determined using quasi-static compression analysis. Proximate and mineral compositions of the fruit including crude protein and calcium contents were determined using standard analytical methods. Results showed that the terminal velocity, stiffness, crude protein, calcium contents decreased generally with an increase in the moisture content (p < 0.05). The average values of the terminal velocity, stiffness, crude protein, calcium contents of the fruit at 9.73% (db) were 10.45 mm/s, 1.99 N/mm, 9.66% and 72.17 mg/100g, respectively. This finding can therefore be used in the design of processing equipment for the fruit.
 
Publisher International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
 
Date 2021-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/6011
 
Source Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal; Vol. 23 No. 4 (2021): CIGR Journal
1682-1130
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/6011/3759
 
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