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1st Edition

Properties, Functionality and Applications

ISBN 9780367819934
Published April 7, 2020 by CRC Press
206 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Barley: Properties, Functionality and Applications provides a systematic introduction and a comprehensive examination of barley science. Recent research has raised the importance of barley finding that barley is a rich source of phenolic compounds, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Studying the properties of barley provides a basis for better utilizing it, in addition to further development of barley as a sustainable crop.

This book will explore knowledge about barley production, grain structure, chemistry and nutritional aspects, primary processing technologies, product formulations and the future prospects of barley.

The book also discusses how the limitations of using barley in food products may be overcome by processing of barley grains. Thermal and food preparation methods applied to cereals improves their texture, palatability and nutritive value by gelatinization of starch, denaturation of proteins, increased nutrient availability, inactivation of heat labile toxic compounds and other enzyme inhibitors

Key Features: 

  • Contains information on the physical, functional and antioxidant properties in barley flour
  • Deals with the latest development in physical, chemical and enzymatic modification of native barley starch
  • Explores the utilization of malt and malt products in brewing and additionally in distilling, vinegar production and commercially as a food ingredients
  • Provides information in enhancing shelf life and its utilization in phytochemical rich product development. 

With comprehensive knowledge on nutritional and non-nutritional aspects of barley, this book provides the latest information for grain science professionals and food technologists alike. It will be a useful supplementary text for classes teaching cereal technology, cereal science, cereal chemistry, food science, food chemistry, and nutritional properties of cereals.  

Table of Contents


Physical and Functional Properties

Functional Components and Antioxidant Potential of Barley 

β-glucans-Mechanism of Action  

Effect of Processing on Nutrition and Antioxidant Properties 

Starch: Structure, Properties and Applications 

Starch Modifications: Physical, Chemical and Enzymatic 

Malt and Malt Products 

Product Formulation 

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Sneh Punia, Ph.D. is presently working as Assistant Professor in department of Food Science and Technology, CDLU, Sirsa. Her area of interests includes antioxidants, starch, and development of new products. She has published more than 20 research papers in national and international journals. She presented more than 25 research papers in various national and international conferences. She also serves as the reviewer for various international journals.