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2021, vol. 46, iss. 1, pp. 31-46
Postharvest processing, packaging and storage of African oil bean seed
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering Department, Umudike, Nigeria

emailaustin.igbozulike@gmail.com
Keywords: African oil bean seed; packaging; processing; storage; value addition
Abstract
The underutilization of African oil bean seed necessitated the study of its post-harvest operations. This work reviews the status of research on postharvest processes of African Oil Bean (AOB) seed. Information was sought through a search query with African oil bean post-harvest processing, packaging and storage as keywords on Google Scholar, internet, publishers' website, textbooks and oral interview with local processors. The results showed that researchers have focused on the fermentation, proximate, phytochemical, mineral and vitamins composition of AOB seeds. This study also revealed the dearth of research on characterization, improved variety, packaging, storage, value addition and oil extraction from AOB seeds. Research on postharvest handling, storage, packaging and processing of AOB seed is imperative for optimal utilization of the seed, and to prevent the prevalent post-harvest losses.
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article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
DOI: 10.5937/PoljTeh2101032O
received: 07/10/2020
revised: 10/12/2020
accepted: 20/01/2021
published in SCIndeks: 26/03/2021