Endosperm structure affects the malting quality of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.).

  title={Endosperm structure affects the malting quality of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.).},
  author={Ulla R M Holopainen and Annika Wilhelmson and Marjatta Salmenkallio-Marttila and Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio and Ari Rajala and Pekka Reinikainen and Erja Kotaviita and Helena Simolin and Silja Home},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={53 18},
Twenty-seven barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) samples collected from growing sites in Scandinavia in 2001 and 2002 were examined to study the effect of endosperm structure on malting behavior. Samples were micromalted, and several malt characteristics were measured. Samples were classified as having a mealier or steelier endosperm on the basis of light transflectance (LTm). Because endosperm structure is greatly dependent on protein content, three barley sample pairs with similar protein contents… CONTINUE READING