Although there were various studies reported in the literature showing suitability of different Indian cultivars of desi chickpeas for puffing (Hira and Chopra, 1995; Bhattacharya and Prakash, 1997), knowledge of Australian desi chickpea performance in this respect was lacking... Seeds that appeared to be visually puffed (cracking/opening of the outer husk, golden yellow coloured cotyledon with volume expanded) were totalled and a puffed percentage (%) calculated by taking the ratio of the number of puffed chickpeas to the number of total chickpeas... The first study was carried out to measure the puffing feasibility of Australian desi chickpea genotypes, as no previous works were reported in the literature...
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