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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Handling and Process Optimization of Roasted Peanut Shelf Life

Location: Market Quality and Handling Research

Project Number: 6070-43440-011-15
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2016

Objective:
Document normal and high O/L roasted peanut shelf life at ambient and refrigeration temperatures. Investigate the potential of sorting and oil roasting to improve peanut shelf life compared to traditional dry roast procedures.

Approach:
Normal and high O/L peanut lots will be sourced. Dry roasting, oil roasting and sorting will be conducted according to established methods. Unique treatments will be stored for up to 4 months at refrigeration and ambient temperatures to document shelf life using a descriptive flavor panel and peroxide value measurements. Data will be analyzed and a report generated.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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