Special Issue "Infrared Spectroscopy for Cereals Analysis"

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A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Glen Fox (Website)

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Australia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue of "Infrared Spectroscopy for Cereals Analysis" is dedicated towards the publication of articles that demonstrate research into new applications of infrared spectroscopy in cereals. The topics can include research on grains, flour and end-use products or plant materials and cover applications such as nutritional components, plant and grain responses to biotic and abiotic stress and food safety (mycotoxins). Novel infrared applications into single kernels of grain will be of particular interest to readers. Papers reporting new calibration approaches are always topical as well.

Dr. Glen Fox
Guest Editor

Submission

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Review

Open AccessReview A Review on the Role of Vibrational Spectroscopy as An Analytical Method to Measure Starch Biochemical and Biophysical Properties in Cereals and Starchy Foods
Foods 2014, 3(4), 605-621; doi:10.3390/foods3040605
Received: 28 August 2014 / Revised: 22 October 2014 / Accepted: 14 November 2014 / Published: 1 December 2014
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Abstract
Starch is the major component of cereal grains and starchy foods, and changes in its biophysical and biochemical properties (e.g., amylose, amylopectin, pasting, gelatinization, viscosity) will have a direct effect on its end use properties (e.g., bread, malt, polymers). The use of [...] Read more.
Starch is the major component of cereal grains and starchy foods, and changes in its biophysical and biochemical properties (e.g., amylose, amylopectin, pasting, gelatinization, viscosity) will have a direct effect on its end use properties (e.g., bread, malt, polymers). The use of rapid and non-destructive methods to study and monitor starch properties, such as gelatinization, retrogradation, water absorption in cereals and starchy foods, is of great interest in order to improve and assess their quality. In recent years, near infrared reflectance (NIR) and mid infrared (MIR) spectroscopy have been explored to predict several quality parameters, such as those generated by instrumental methods commonly used in routine analysis like the rapid visco analyser (RVA) or viscometers. In this review, applications of both NIR and MIR spectroscopy to measure and monitor starch biochemical (amylose, amylopectin, starch) and biophysical properties (e.g., pasting properties) will be presented and discussed. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Infrared Spectroscopy for Cereals Analysis)

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