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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3184-3194

A Study Physical Properties and Functional Characteristics of Selected Horsegram [Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.] Varieties
Aishwarya V. Patil and B. Kasturiba
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Community Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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Horsegram [Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.] is minor legume, which belongs to family Fabaceace. It is a potential grain legume having excellent nutritional quality with better resilience property to adapt harsh environment conditions. Seven released varieties and five advanced breeding lines of horsegram were procured from All India Coordinated Research Project – Dryland Agriculture, Vijayapur. The horsegram were analyzed for physical properties i.e., length, breadth, length to breadth, hundred kernel weight, hundred kernel volume and bulk density and functional properties i.e., hydration capacity, hydration index, swelling capacity, swelling index and per cent germination. The physical properties and functional characteristics varied significantly among the varieties. The length ranged from 5.575-6.133 mm, breadth ranged from 3.558-4.132mm and length to breadth ratio ranged from 1.415-1.625 respectively. The bulk density ranged from 1.415 – 1.652 g/ml. The functional characteristics of horsegram varieties ranged viz., hydration capacity (0.024-0.036 g/grain), swelling capacity (0.020-0.040 ml/grain) varied significantly. The germination per cent was highest in DHG01 (94%) and lowest in VHG15 (71.33%).

Keywords: Horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.), Food legumes

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Aishwarya V. Patil and Kasturiba, B. 2018. A Study Physical Properties and Functional Characteristics of Selected Horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum (Lam) Verdc.) Varieties.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3184-3194. doi:
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