Development of Technology for Production of Peanut Butter


SKU: 9783843370585
Author: Dhamsaniya, N K C Patel, N
Publication Date: 11/05/2010
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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An appropriate process technology for production of peanut butter from commonly grown peanut cultivars in Saurashtra region of Gujarat was developed. The sensory and textural measurement as well as the proximate analysis was carried out for the peanut butter prepared, from selected five peanut cultivars of Gujarat viz., GG2, GG7, GG20, GG11 and GG13, at the optimised conditions following the developed process technology. The peanut butter prepared using the kernels of GG20 cultivar exhibited better overall acceptability as well as better firmness and spreadability during the textural measurement. Considering all the parameters, GG20 cultivar could be recommended for the production of good quality peanut butter as per the developed process technology. The Spanish bunch type cultivars viz., GG2 and GG7 gave the lower ratio of oleic to linoleic acid content i.e. stability index, suggesting their non-suitability for the production of peanut butter.