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Dataset on physical properties of raw and roasted cashew nuts

Kilanko, O. O and Ojolo, S.J and Leramo, R.O. and Ilori, T. A and Oyedepo, Sunday Olayinka and Babalola, P.O. and Fayomi, O. S. I and Onwordi, Patrick Nwanne and Ufot, Edidiong and Ekwere, Akaninyene (2020) Dataset on physical properties of raw and roasted cashew nuts. Data in Brief.

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Cashew nut is one of the topmost edible crops in the world. However, one of the challenges of this crop is processing. Designing an equipment for the processing of cashew nut requires the knowledge of its physical properties data. The dataset in this article contained the physical properties of raw and roasted cashew nuts. The physical properties include length, width, thickness, geometric mean diameter, spheric- ity, true density, bulk density, porosity and mass of cashew nut. Two experiments were performed. In one experiment, raw cashew nut was roasted in groundnut oil. In the sec- ond experiment, raw cashew nut was roasted in palm-kernel oil. The physical properties of the nuts were measured be- fore and after roasting in hot oil. The data were subjected to a paired sample t-test analysis to determine the level of sig- nificant difference. The data of the cashew nut graded with machine and sorted with hand manually were compared. The data provided in this article will be useful in designing vari- ous types of equipment for grading, separating and cleaning cashew nut. It will also be useful in the design of storage structures and processing machines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cashew Physical properties Nut-size Hot-oil Roasting Density Sphericity
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2022 15:09
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2022 15:09

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