Cereal Grains: Assessing and Managing Quality, Second Edition, provides a timely update to this key reference work. Thoroughly revised from the first edition, this volume examines the latest research and advances in the field. New chapters have been added on alternative grains, including ancient grains and pseudocereals, biosecurity, and industrial processing of grains, amongst others. Quality and food safety are important throughout the value-addition chain, from breeding, production, harvest, storage, transport, processing, and marketing. At all stages, analysis is needed so that quality management can proceed intelligently. These considerations are examined for each of the major cereal species, including wheat (common and durum), rye and triticale, barley and oats, rice, maize (corn), pseudocereal species, sorghum, and the millets. Divided into five sections, the book analyses these for the range of cereal species before a final section summarizes key findings. Documents the latest research in cereal grains, from their nutraceutical and antioxidant traits, to novel detection methods Provides a complete and thorough update to the first edition, analyzing the range of major cereal species Presents detailed advice on the management of cereal quality at each stage of production and processing
Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspective explores the many uses for sorghum in industry and biofuels. Not only does it offer a detailed understanding of the physical and biochemical qualities of the grain, it also takes an in-depth look at the role sorghum plays in such industries as brewing and ethanol production and the mechanics of post-harvest processing and value addition. Sorghum has long been an important staple in Africa and Asia, but its value goes far beyond its uses in human and animal consumption. Sorghum is also used in many industries, including waxes, packing material, wall board, ethanol, beverages, and brewing, and one variety called sweet sorghum has also been used as a bioenergy crop. Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspective offers a closer look at how the grain is used in such a variety of ways, and how we can continue to optimize its potential. Provides detailed biochemical studies on grain sorghum to inform researchers grappling with similar issues Offers foundational information on the quality and composition of sorghum as a grain Covers a variety of uses for sorghum in many industries, including food and beverage, energy, and brewing Includes photos and illustrations to enhance the understanding of processes and sorghum biochemistry Dr. Ratnavathi has a PhD in Biochemistry from Osmani University, and currently serves as the Principal Investigator on the NFBSFARA project on Studies on sucrose accumulation in sweet sorgum for efficient ethanol production, while also leading a research project from the DBT on the therapeutic properties of sorghum. He has led several other externally funded projects and was instrumental in establishing a food safety laboratory under the NAIP Millet Value chain project. He has developed 30 sorghum recipes and 10 semi-processed products, and has published numerous journal articles, books, and book chapters.
One of the most rapidly growing segments in the food industry is gluten-free baked products. These goods not only cater to those with medical needs, from celiac disease to gluten intolerance; they also cater to the millions of individuals who seek a gluten-free diet. Gluten-Free Baked Products is a practical guide on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of gluten-free baked products. The book gives readers an entry-level understanding of gluten-free product requirements, their production, and the breadth of ingredients available to baked product developers. This highly relevant book was written as an initial reference for food scientists, including those who need an introduction to gluten-free product development. It was also written as a general reference to those who are indirectly involved with gluten-free products, such as marketers, consultants, and quality assurance and regulatory professionals. Nutrition enthusiasts and consumers following a gluten-free diet for medical reasons will also find this book useful. Gluten-Free Baked Products can serve as a supplemental resource for students and faculty of general food science courses, as well as those covering product development, food allergies, and autoimmune conditions. Whether you are a student, professional in the food industry, or nutrition enthusiast, this book offers an easy way to understand the complex world of gluten-free baking Coverage includes: A detailed discussion on celiac disease, wheat allergies, and gluten intolerance, including symptoms, diagnosis, and nutritional deficiencies A marketing perspective on the consumer segments of gluten-free products, as well as the market size and growth trends Formulations and processing of gluten-free breads, snacks, and pasta products, as well as cookies, cakes, and other batter-based products Manufacturing and supply chain best practices, certification procedures, regulations, and labeling requirements A comprehensive discussion of the ingredients used when formulating gluten-free products, including flours, starches, maltodextrins, corn/maize, millet, oats, rice, sorghum, teff, pseudocereals, inulin, tubers, legumes, noncereal proteins, enzymes, and gums/hydrocolloids Specialty: Bakery and Grain-Based Technology Education: MS, Food Science (emphasis Food Chemistry), University of Wisconsin, Madison