Analysis of β-glucan in single grains of barley and malt using NIR-spectroscopy

Roberta M. De Sá, G. H. Palmer

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    This paper describes initial experiments carried out in a collaborative study with Perten Instruments, Sweden, using Near-Infra-red spectroscopy to assess ß-glucan content in single grains of barley and malt. In general, the method needs further development, but this study shows that it has potential as a valuable tool for assessing endosperm modification of malt. The method is fast and non-destructive and therefore allows other parameters related to endosperm modification to be analysed using the same grains. © 2006 The Institute of Brewing & Distilling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-16
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of the Institute of Brewing
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • β-Glucan
    • NIR
    • Single grain analyses


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