Thermal diffusivity of kiwifruit skin, flesh and core measured by a modified fitch method

Xiao Dong Chen, Duan N. McLellan, M. Shafiur Rahman

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This paper reports the results of thermal diffusivity of kiwifruit measured using the modified Fitch method. The three unique structural components of the fruit, i.e. skin, flesh and core, were used in the measurement. The thermal diffusivities of skin, flesh and core are 0.78±0.08 × 10-7, 1.14±0.06 × 10-7 and 0.95±0.02 × 10-7 (m2s-1) respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Food Properties
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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  • Food Science

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