Malting Potentials of Hybrid and Local Varieties of Rice
Keywords:Rice varieties, Diastatic activity, Germination energy and Malt yield.
AbstractIn this study the malting characteristics of two hybrid rice varieties â€œNerica 34 and Sipiâ€ and a local variety called Faro 10 were evaluated. Parameters of interest included germination energy, Malting Loss, Malt Yield, and Diastatic Activity. The average percentage viability of the rice varieties was 96.38 %. Malt yield was inversely proportional to malting loss with the latter ranging from 1.48 â€“ 60.0 %. Diastatic activity reached its peak on days 6,7 and 8 for Nerica 34, Faro 10 and Sipi respectively and ranged from 17.054 â€“ 29.242 U/ml. Therefore, the studied rice varieties have good malting potentials and could become good sources of amylases for industrial use.
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