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Analysis of nutritional components of peas after sterilization treatment with gamma radiation

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v39i1.8862    | Article Id: LR-236 | Page : 43-47
Citation :- Analysis of nutritional components of peas after sterilization treatmentwith gamma radiation .Legume Research.2016.(39):43-47

Neelma Munir*, Sundas Moazzam, Rukhama Haq, Faiza Saleem and Shagufta Naz

neelma.munir@yahoo.com
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Department of Biotechnology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan.

Submitted Date : 28-03-2015
Accepted Date : 23-10-2015

Abstract

In the present study, peas were exposed to three different doses of gamma radiation i.e. 1, 1.5, 2.5 kGy. The nutritional value of peas after radiation was analyzed to determine the effect of gamma radiation on proximate composition. In the light of results, it was found that 1 kGy is optimized dose that has little effect on the nutritional value of peas.  At 1 kGy the sensory properties remain unchanged and the shelf life of peas was increased up to 9 days at room temperature. 

Keywords

Gamma radiation Peas Nutrition Shelf life.

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