Cereal Chem 64:191-193 | VIEW
Note: Beta-Glucan in Two- and Six-Rowed Barley.
M. Lehtonen and R. Aikasalo. Copyright 1987 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
The content of beta-glucan in 50 six-rowed and 68 two-rowed barley varieties was measured. The content in two-rowed barley grown in southern Finland varied between 3.5 and 5.3% of dry matter. The range in two- rowed varieties grown in central Finland was 4.0-5.2%. The corresponding ranges in the six-rowed varieties grown in southern, central, and northern Finland were 2.8-4.3, 3.3-5.6, and 3.6-4.0%, respectively. The average results indicated that the two-rowed varieties are somewhat richer in beta-glucan than the six-rowed ones. The content of beta-glucan in barley varieties was dependent on characteristics of the variety, the ear type, and the conditions during growth.