Modelling water absorption in soybean, cowpea and peanuts at three temperatures using Peleg's equation

Sopade, P. A. and Obekpa, J. A. (1990) Modelling water absorption in soybean, cowpea and peanuts at three temperatures using Peleg's equation. Journal of Food Science, 55 4: 1084-1087. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1990.tb01604.x


Author Sopade, P. A.
Obekpa, J. A.
Title Modelling water absorption in soybean, cowpea and peanuts at three temperatures using Peleg's equation
Journal name Journal of Food Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1147
1750-3841
Publication date 1990-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1990.tb01604.x
Volume 55
Issue 4
Start page 1084
End page 1087
Total pages 4
Place of publication Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher Hoboken, United States
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Peleg's equation was used to model moisture sorption in soybean, cowpea and peanuts at 2°C, 25°C and 40°C. Peleg K1 varied with temperature while Peleg K2 was not relatively affected. Peleg K2 could be used as a water absorption parameter. The lower the K2 value, the more water was absorbed. Values of K1 and K2 were predicted for each of the cultivars of the legumes studied. There was no significant (P > 0.05) difference in either K1 or K2 value for both the dehulled and undehulled peanuts. Peleg equation with the predicted constants gave fairly good fit for water absorption in the legumes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences Publications
 
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