Quality characteristics of Australian chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) for food usage

Iyer, Lakshmi (1997) Quality characteristics of Australian chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) for food usage. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Australia is emerging as a significant producer and a major exporter of chickpeas. There is, however, little data on quality of Australian chickpea or on the use of chickpea in new food formulations for the western world. Physical properties, chemical composition and nutritional qualities of four major commercially traded desi varieties, two kabuli varieties and some new releases collected from the important growing sites of Australia were evaluated over four harvests to study effect of location, season and genotype. The composition of these varieties were compared with advanced breeding lines grown in experimental plots over two seasons. Proximate composition of desi dhal (dry, dehusked split cotyledon) was measured and compared to whole seed.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15294
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Legumes as food, chickpea, Australia, food quality
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