Vol. 9, Issue 5 (2020)
Studies on physical, chemical and mineral evaluation of oats (Avena sativa)
Author(s): Syed SJ, Gadhe KS and Katke SD
Abstract: The present investigation was carried out to study the physical, chemical and mineral composition of rolled oats. The analysis of the physical properties of oats showed that the average 1000 Kernel weight was 30.89 gms. Bulk density of oats was found to be 0.419 gm/cm³ whereas true density was 1.19 gm/cm³. Porosity of rolled oats was recorded to be 64.45 per cent, whereas Angle of repose was 46.4ᵒ for oats. The results of the chemical analysis showed that the content of moisture in the oats was 4.206%, ash content was about 1.97 per cent, total carbohydrates ranged about 55.75 per cent, the crude protein content was 12.62 per cent, crude fat content was 6.91 per cent and the total fiber content was around 13.65 per cent. The concentration of calcium was recorded to be 60.13mg/100g, oat was observed to have 474.06mg/100g of phosphorus, whereas 115mg/100g of magnesium and 9.23mg/100g of iron was found in oats. The potassium content was observed to be 337mg/100g.
How to cite this article:
Syed SJ, Gadhe KS, Katke SD. Studies on physical, chemical and mineral evaluation of oats (Avena sativa). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5):79-82.