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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Nutritional Qualities of Breeder Samples of Valencia Peanuts from New Mexico and Texas

Location: Peanut Research

Project Number: 6044-41430-005-01
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 01, 2011
End Date: Jun 30, 2016

Objective:
Analyze the constituents of valencia peanuts, such as: TOC (total oil content), protein, and fatty acid distribution in peanut breeder samples using both chemical and physical methods.

Approach:
TOC (total oil content), protein and fatty acid compositions among different types of Valencia peanuts, grown in New Mexico and Texas, will be determined using chemical methods such as N2 analysis and gas chromatography. Physical measurements with near-infrared (NIR) reflectance methods will be done to correlate the physical measurements with the chemical determinations. Once the correlations are established the physical methods can be employed for fast and nondestructive measurement of quality factors. The qualitative factors and physical methods will be documented and published in suitable technical journals.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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