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Decorticating Pearl Millet and Grain Sorghum in a Laboratory Abrasive Mill.

A. de Francisco, A. D. Shepherd, R. C. Hoseney, and E. Varriano-Marston. Copyright 1982 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The decortication behavior of random mating populations of pearl millet and cultivars of grain sorghum was studied with Shepherd's modification of the Udy cyclone mill. Sorghum bran was removed in large flakes during decortication, and pearl millet bran was removed in smaller flakes. Neither sorghum nor millet was degermed during decortication. Millets grown in Sudan required less time to decorticate than Kansas-grown millets. Fractionation of the decorticate and the decorticated grain, using screens and a seed blower, indicated that differences in decortication rate were largely related to endosperm softness.

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