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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 1970; doi:10.3390/su9111970

An Analysis of Selected Physical Properties of Ancient Wheat Species

Department of Heavy Duty Machines and Research Methodology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn 10-957, Poland
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Received: 3 October 2017 / Revised: 20 October 2017 / Accepted: 26 October 2017 / Published: 28 October 2017
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Recent years have witnessed a revived interest in ancient wheats on account of their health-promoting properties. The aim of this study was to determine selected physical properties of hulled and hulless kernels of ancient wheats for optimizing the parameters of seed processing operations such as husking, cleaning, and sorting. The geometric parameters (length, width and thickness), mass, and angle of external friction (on steel and PVC) of hulled and hulless spelt, emmer, and einkorn kernels were determined. The spikelets and kernels of ancient wheats are characterized by similar physical properties and differ most considerably in mass. View Full-Text
Keywords: spelt; emmer; einkorn; physical properties spelt; emmer; einkorn; physical properties
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Kolankowska, E.; Choszcz, D.J.; Markowski, P. An Analysis of Selected Physical Properties of Ancient Wheat Species. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1970.

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