Peanuts from a commercial source were segregated into specific seed sizes and placed in storage conditions approximating commercial conditions to determine the amino acid changes taking place during storage within various size seeds. Concentrations of the isolated free amino acid fractions significantly decreased with seed size except for phenylalanine which significantly increased with seed size. Significant changes also occurred in the free amino acid fractions across storage periods up to nine months in duration. These results are the first to document a change in amino acids during the storage of peanuts.
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Keywords: peanuts, Arachis hypogaca L, free amino acids, seed size, Storage
How to Cite:
Pattee, H. & Young, C. & Giesbrecht, F.,
(1981) “Free Amino Acids in Peanuts as Affected by Seed Size and Storage Time¹”,
Peanut Science 8(2),
30 Jun 1981
1Paper Number 6892 of the Journal Series of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, Raleigh, NC 27650. Use of trade names of specific materials does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Agriculture to the exclusion of others which also may be available.