Particle size distribution and starch damage in some soft wheat cultivars

Di Stasio, M. and Vacca, P. and Piciocchi, N. and Meccariello, C. and Volpe, M. G. (2007) Particle size distribution and starch damage in some soft wheat cultivars. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 42 (2). pp. 246-250. ISSN 1365-2621

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The degree of milling of flour of soft wheat is carried out in order to estimate the degree of sifting of the flourmill. Milling technology affects the percentage of damaged starch that it is one of the factors responsible for the rheological-qualitative behaviour of flour during bread-making. In this report we have estimated the distribution of particle dimensions by laser scattering characterised by greater accuracy compared with traditional sieve systems and the percentage of damaged starch by X-ray diffraction techniques. In particular, one variety has been split into fractions by sieves and analysed for further information. The results suggest that there is no clear correlation between the particle size distribution and percentage of damaged starch.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Damaged starch, flours, particle size distribution, X-ray diffraction
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 540 Chimica e scienze connesse
Depositing User: Ing. Michele Di Stasio
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 12:45
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 12:45

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