A STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HULL TYPE AND NUT WEIGHT AMONG THREE CULTIVARS OF PISTACHIO NUT
Contamination of pistachio nuts by A. flavus and aflatoxin buildup is dependent on the presence of defects in green hulls. Early split pistachios are the most dangerous hull defect which harbors nearly all aflatoxin in pistachios at harvest. In this study, the weight of individual kernels from all green hull types was investigated within three pistachio cultivars. The results indicate that early split pistachios have significantly lower weight in all examined cultivar. This feature of early splits could be used in processing plants for removing them from the process flow of pistachios.
Amani, M., Hadavi, E., Hokmabadi, H. and Tajabadipour, A. (2012). A STUDY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HULL TYPE AND NUT WEIGHT AMONG THREE CULTIVARS OF PISTACHIO NUT. Acta Hortic. 963, 203-206
gravity sorting, mycotoxin, tree nut