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Research Project: Improved Utilization of Low-Value Oilseed Press Cakes and Pulses for Health-Promoting Food Ingredients and Biobased Products

Location: Functional Foods Research

Title: Measurement and maintenance of corn quality

item PAULSEN, MARVIN - University Of Illinois
item Singh, Mukti
item SINGH, VIJAY - University Of Illinois

Submitted to: Elsevier
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/10/2018
Publication Date: 11/10/2018
Citation: Paulsen, M.R., Singh, M., Singh, V. 2018. Measurement and maintenance of corn quality. In: Serna-Saldivar, S.O., editor. Corn: Chemistry and Technology. 3rd edition. Cambridge, MA: Elsevier. p. 165-211.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This chapter discusses methods for measuring and maintaining quality of corn. The primary principle is that the end use of corn dictates which factors and tests are most important for measuring quality. This chapter has described the many facets in which quality of corn can be measured. They include the U.S. grades and standards, grades and standards in other countries, sampling techniques, moisture determination, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) techniques, broken corn, foreign material (BCFM), density, hardness, other physical quality tests, fungal invasions, and corn utilization quality. The knowledge of these quality characteristics differentiate enhanced-value corn types from commodity corn and the ability to maintain those quality characteristics are essential for the development of new marketing opportunities for corn.