Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)
Studies on physicochemical properties of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum)
Pawar PP, Sawate AR, Kshirsagar RB and Agarkar BS
The present investigation was carried out to study the physical and chemical properties of finger millet and pearl millet. Physical properties such as 1000 kernel weight, porosity, bulk density, true density, angle of repose were determined. Moisture content, protein, fat and carbohydrates were also evaluated. Further, chemical composition was reported and results showed that the moisture content 10.6 percent, fat 1.50 percent carbohydrate 72.3 percent, protein 7.5 percent and ash 3.10 percent were found in finger millet and moisture content 12.2 percent, fat 4.9 percent carbohydrate 67 percent, protein 11.5 percent and ash 2 percent were found in pearl millet. The study is significant for the designers and processers in designing equipment for processing. Results are likely to be beneficial in evaluating the quality of grains used for processing.
How to cite this article:
Pawar PP, Sawate AR, Kshirsagar RB, Agarkar BS. Studies on physicochemical properties of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum). Pharma Innovation 2020;9(3):05-08.