Integrated approach for post-harvest quality of red lentil
Dr. Stefan Cenkowski
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
University of Manitoba - Dept. of Biosystems Engineering
To determine the effects of post-harvest operations (mimicked by storage pre-treatments) including moisture tempering, drying, rewetting cycles, and freezing-thawing cycles on red lentil quality. To determine the effect of storage environment and duration on dehulling and cooking qualities of red lentils. To measure quality attributes (seed wrinkling and seed staining) of red lentils using AcurumTM imaging technology in determining the effect of post harvest treatments.
The cultivar and storage pre-treatment strongly affected the dehulling and textural parametres obtained for cooked red lentils tested after 12 months of storage at 5 degrees celsius. Storage time did not affect the cooking time of the lentil varieties but decreased the dehulling efficiency.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2007 - 2009