The effect of growth temperature on gelatinization properties of barley starch

Päivi Myllärinen, Alan Schulman, Hannu Salovaara, Kaisa Poutanen

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The effects of growth conditions on the properties of barley starch were studied with the two‐rowed malting barley cultivars “Kustaa”; and “Kymppi”; field‐grown in Finland during a cold summer and a normal summer. In both cultivars, the growth conditions had an effect on the composition and gelatinization behaviour of both small and large granules. In the starches from the cold summer, the lipid content and gelatinization peak temperatures were lower, the gelatinized starch also being more easily hydrolysed by alpha‐amylase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
JournalActa agriculturæ Scandinavica Section B: Soil and plant science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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