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Instruments 2018, 2(3), 11; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2030011

PaddyCheck—An Instrument for Rice Quality Determination

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Perten Instruments AB, Garnisonsgatan 7A, SE-254 66 Helsingborg, Sweden
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Perten Instruments AB, P.O. Box 9006, SE-129-09 Hägersten, Sweden
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Received: 26 April 2018 / Revised: 26 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 3 July 2018
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Abstract

Several of the rice quality parameters are nowadays determined manually or partly manually, which leads to subjective results. In order to analyse the rice quality and avoid most of the manual handling, the PaddyCheck instrument was mainly developed to measure the paddy/rough rice kernels. However, the design and technique of the instrument are also suitable for brown rice kernels. The PaddyCheck instrument measures the physical properties of the rice kernels as well as texture properties and translucency. Initial calibrations have been developed to correlate these properties with the Head Rice Yield and Chalkiness, which are two of the most common and important quality parameters for rice. View Full-Text
Keywords: paddy rice; HRY; rice quality paddy rice; HRY; rice quality
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Purhagen, J.; Loosme, R.; Wihlborg, N.; Fjällström, J.; Åberg, P.; Andrén, H.; Wihlborg, G.; Mikaelsson, T.; Lagerholm, M.; Lindwall, F. PaddyCheck—An Instrument for Rice Quality Determination. Instruments 2018, 2, 11.

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