Standardization of processing and storage techniques of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. (Malkangni) seeds for livelihood improvement

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Ganesh Pawar
Ruchi Sen

Abstract

The present study dealt to standardize the post harvesting practices (drying, processing, suitable containers, storage duration) of Celastrus paniculatus seeds in terms of oil content which revealed the sun drying better in comparison to shade and oven drying to maintain quality of seeds. It is also recommended to wash the seeds in water before storage to remove the outer pulpy layer on the seeds which allows the infestation of saw-toothed grain beetle (Oryzaephilus surnemensis Linn.). Moreover, high density polythene (HDPE) bags, 4-5oC and duration of six months were found optimum for storage of Malkangni seeds in term of oil content.

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Saxena, H., Pawar, . G., & Sen , R. (2020). Standardization of processing and storage techniques of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. (Malkangni) seeds for livelihood improvement . Environment Conservation Journal, 21(1&2), 117-123. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.211213

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