Cultivar Differences for Gel Consistency in Sorghum

Murty, D S and Patil, H D and House, L R (1982) Cultivar Differences for Gel Consistency in Sorghum. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sorghum Grain Quality, 28-30 Oct 1981, ICRISAT Patancheru, India.

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The potential of gel consistency tests in the evaluation of sorghum food quality was investigated. Gelspread of cooled thin porridges exhibitedsignificent cultivar differences and was affected by season, available soil moisture, dehulling and grinding methods. Gel spread was negatively associated with corneousness of the gram andparticle size index of the flour. It was also associated with the roti and ugali properties assessed by taste panelists. The flow of cold flour-KOH gels in test tubes varied among cultivars and deserves more investigations. The value of gel consistency tests in sorghum quality improvement programs is discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 03:25
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 03:25
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