Carbohydrate Make-up of Minor Millets

Muralikrishna, G. and Paramahans, S.V. and Tharanathan, R.N. (1982) Carbohydrate Make-up of Minor Millets. Starch, 34 (12). pp. 397-401.

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Starchy and non-starchy carbohydrates of samai, sanwa and panivaragu have been isolated and characterized. Starch isolated exhibited single stage swelling, moderate solubility in water, but a very high solubility in DMSO, and non-ionic character similar to several starches from Leguminoseae. Treatment with mild alkali resulted in the separation of big-hexagonal, and small-spherical granules. Considerable retrogradation of the linear amylose fraction was observed. Hemicellulose A was shown to be a non-cellulosic glucan, whereas hemicellulose B was composed of hexoses, pentoses and uronic acids in varying proportions. The alkali-insoluble residues were exclusively composed of glucose and thus constituted the fibre fraction

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Discipline of Biochemistry and Applied Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute,Mysore-570013 (India)
Subjects: Plant Protection
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2012 14:00
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 14:00
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