Present and potential utilization of cereals in the Philippines

Onate, L.U. (1972) Present and potential utilization of cereals in the Philippines. Philippine Agriculturist, 56 (3-4). pp. 123-138.

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If part of the imported shelled maize, wheat flour and other cereal products could be replaced by sorghum or other cereals that grow well in the Philippines, the dollar reserves would be increased. Grain is a half to a sixth by weight of the rice plant. The rest of the plan could be used in the making of fertilizers, charcoal, oil, fuel and cardboard though now it is burnt in the fields. Rice is eaten by about 80% and maize by 20% of the people. Daily rice consumption varies from 392 g for a person in the Ilocos Mountain Province to 151 g in the Eastern Visayas. In general, the quality and quantity of protein in cereals is low. Rice has only 7.4% protein; millet has 9.9, sorghum 11 and wheat 9.4 to 14%. The best methods of milling and cooking sorghum are being studied. Recipes using sorghum and wheat flour have been found to be acceptable

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: College of Agriculture, University of Philippines
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 05:26
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2012 05:27

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