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Research Project: Pinto Bean Flour Quality

Location: Sugarbeet and Bean Research

Project Number: 5050-21430-012-003-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2022
End Date: Aug 31, 2024

Evaluation of pinto bean germplasm for flour storage quality.

A factorial design will be employed. Pinto bean germplasm will be categorized into low, medium and high viscosity groups. Two genotypes from each viscosity group (low, medium and high) with normal and slow darkening properties from two locations (North Dakota and Washington) will be used to test bean flour quality during two storage conditions. Samples will be removed at specific time periods to determine color, fatty acid profile, water activity, lipoxygenase activity and metabolite fingerprinting.