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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: International Consumer Preference for Peanuts of Various Production Origins

Location: Market Quality and Handling Research

Project Number: 6070-43440-011-06
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jan 03, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Conduct descriptive sensory analysis to determine the sensory space (range of flavor) and evaluate flavor related quality characteristics of world market peanuts.

Approach:
Twenty samples (approximately 25 lbs) from each origin country (China, Argentina, Nicaragua, Brazil, and the U.S.) will be selected by manufacturers at appropriate import locations and shipped to Raleigh, NC. Samples will be roasted, blanched and paste preparation will be accomplished following published guidelines. Descriptive sensory analysis (DSA) will be conducted by the USDA, ARS sensory panel. Data will be analyzed to determine differences among samples from the origins. Oil chemistry components affecting shelf life (flavor) will be determine.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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