EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS OF MALT FROM GERMINATED BARLEY SEEDS

Article Id: ARCC749 | Page : 227- 232
Citation :- EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS OF MALT FROM GERMINATED BARLEY SEEDS.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2011.(45):227- 232
Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Bin Ahmed1, Abdullah Md Zain2 and A.B. Abol-Munafi Keri_gwallah@Yahoo.com
Address : Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract

This study was conducted under laboratory conditions to evaluate germinated barley seeds brought from Libya (semi-temperate) to Malaysia (Tropical area). Rate of germination, malt yield and proximate analysis for several quality parameters were measured. The results showed that germinated barley has high malt yield (72%) with good quality. The dry matter content of the malted samples ranged from 94– 95%. There is a significant difference in protein (at p > 0.05) between the malted and non-malted barley. The highest value of protein in the malted barley is 12.85%; while in the non-malted barley, it is the lowest (4.12%). There is a significant difference between the lipid and ash (at p > 0.05); the lipid and ash contents of the malted barley samples were 1.94% and 2.53% of the dry matter, respectively. For the dry matter, there was no significant difference in fiber percentage and Nitrogen Free Extract (NFE) percentage. The malt in the germinated barley was found to be acceptable and of good quality with a slight difference when compared with the malt produced under non-tropical environment. Hence, this method could be used as an alternative in the production of malt in non-barley producing cultivates.

Keywords

Malted barley Aseptic technique Seeds sterilization Tropical areas.

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