Cereal Chem 64:133-134 | VIEW
Note: Pentosans in Barley Varieties.
M. Lehtonen and R. Aikasalo. Copyright 1987 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
The pentosan content of 68 two-rowed and 50 six-rowed barley varieties was investigated. The varieties were grown at three different farms located in southern, central, and northern Finland. The pentosan content in the two-rowed varieties grown in southern Finland was between 6.7 and 9.8% of the dry matter, and in the six-rowed varieties between 7.3 and 10.6%. The corresponding values in the varieties grown in central Finland were 7.6-9.7% in the two-rowed varieties and 8.4-11.0% in the six-rowed ones. The pentosan content of the six-rowed varieties grown in northern Finland was 9.2-10.2%. The pentosan contents observed in the six-rowed varieties were significantly higher than in the two-rowed ones. The differences among the average pentosan contents of the varieties grown in the three locations were mainly the result of differences in varietal characteristics.