Chemical and physical properties of processed sorghum grain carbohydrates

McNeill, J.W. and Potter, G.D. and Riggs, J.K. and Rooney, L.W. (1975) Chemical and physical properties of processed sorghum grain carbohydrates. Journal of Animal Science, 40 (2). pp. 335-341.

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Sorghum grain from the same source was dry ground, steam-flaked, reconstituted to 30% moisture, stored for 21 days and then ground, or was micronized in infrared heat for 2 to 3 min and lightly rolled. The reconstituted grain had significantly less total and ethanol-soluble carbohydrates than the other forms. The 2 heat process increased ethanol-soluble carbohydrates. There were differences among the forms in the solubilities of carbohydrates and of starch in rumen fluid or 0.1 N HCl. Different physical states of the starch granules were confirmed by birefringence and viscosity. The micronized or steam-flaked starch granules were completely gelatinised. Differences were not considered sufficient to account for the difference in physiological response to the different forms of the grain. The solubilisation of the protein matrix is discussed

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Texas A & M University, College Station 77843, USA
Subjects: Animal Husbandary
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 10:12

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