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Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 650–657 | Cite as

A Survey of Total β-glucan Content in Croatian Barley Varieties

  • V. Krstanović
  • A. Lalić
  • I. Kosović
  • N. Velić
  • Kristina MastanjevićEmail author
  • K. Mastanjević
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Abstract

Although β-glucans in cereals are desirable as healthy diet components, high levels of β-glucans in malting barley are unacceptable because they can cause unsatisfactory degradation of cell walls during malting. The aim of this study was to investigate the β-glucan content in twelve Croatian and two German barley varieties at three representative locations in Eastern Croatia over three consecutive seasons (2012–2014). Total β-glucan content in barley samples was determined using enzymatic method. Most of the investigated barley varieties had total β-glucan content lower or significantly lower than 4%. Furthermore, a distinct and clear genotype influence was noticed. No significant difference was found between years, but between locations Osijek and Tovarnik.

Keywords

Hordeum vulgare brewing feed barley malting barley 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Krstanović
    • 1
  • A. Lalić
    • 3
  • I. Kosović
    • 2
  • N. Velić
    • 1
  • Kristina Mastanjević
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Mastanjević
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Food TechnologyUniversity of J.J. Strossmayer OsijekOsijekCroatia
  2. 2.Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Food TechnologyUniversity of J.J. Strossmayer OsijekOsijekCroatia
  3. 3.Institute of Agriculture OsijekOsijekCroatia

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