Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 45 issue 3 (september 2011) : 227- 232


Keri Alhadi Ighwela, Aziz Bin Ahmed1, Abdullah Md Zain2, A.B. Abol-Munafi
1Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
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Cite article:- Ighwela Alhadi Keri, Ahmed1 Bin Aziz, Zain2 Md Abdullah, Abol-Munafi A.B. (2024). EXTRACTION AND ANALYSIS OF MALT FROM GERMINATED BARLEY SEEDS. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 45(3): 227- 232. doi: .
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.
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