Barley: Properties, Functionality and Applications
Barley: Properties, Functionality andApplications provides a systematic introduction and acomprehensive examination of barley science. Recent research hasraised the importance of barley finding that barley is a richsource of phenolic compounds, dietary fiber, vitamins, andminerals. Studying the properties of barley provides a basis forbetter utilizing it, in addition to further development of barleyas a sustainable crop.This book will explore knowledge about barley production, grainstructure, chemistry and nutritional aspects, primary processingtechnologies, product formulations and the future prospects ofbarley.The book also discusses how the limitations of using barley infood products may be overcome by processing of barley grains.Thermal and food preparation methods applied to cereals improvestheir texture, palatability and nutritive value by gelatinizationof starch, denaturation of proteins, increased nutrientavailability, inactivation of heat labile toxic compounds and otherenzyme inhibitorsKey Features: • Contains information on the physical, functional and antioxidantproperties in barley flour• Deals with the latest development in physical, chemical andenzymatic modification of native barley starch• Explores the utilization of malt and malt products in brewing andadditionally in distilling, vinegar production and commercially asa food ingredients• Provides information in enhancing shelf life and its utilizationin phytochemical rich product development. With comprehensive knowledge on nutritional and non-nutritionalaspects of barley, this book provides the latest information forgrain science professionals and food technologists alike. It willbe a useful supplementary text for classes teaching cerealtechnology, cereal science, cereal chemistry, food science, foodchemistry, and nutritional properties of cereals.