Moisture-dependent physical properties of white speckled red kidney bean grains

Isik E., Unal H.

JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, vol.82, no.2, pp.209-216, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2007.02.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-216
  • Keywords: white speckled red kidney beans, physical properties, moisture content
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


yPhysical and mechanical properties of food crops gain importance during harvesting with machines, separation and cleaning processes of this crop and also during the designation or improvement of this type of machines. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate some moisture-dependent physical properties of round red lentil grains namely, grain dimensions, thousand grain mass, surface area, projected area, sphericity, bulk density, true density, porosity, terminal velocity, static coefficient of friction against different materials and shelling resistance.