4 Cereal Grains
Storing Grains for Food Security and Sustainability
There are still cases of millers returning poor quality red wheat to the Zimbabwe Grain Marketing Board GMB and this has been an ongoing problem over the past few years. A larger amount of this wheat has discoloured and damaged embryos and it is discounted by millers because the germs are brittle and they crumble easily. There have been also many rejections of the red wheat particularly by major traders. A representative sample of 2. This representative sample of 2.
Cereal Grain Quality pp Cite as. Cereal grains are subject to quality loss during storage and transportation, often resulting in considerable diminution in grade and value. Quality loss is of concern to many persons in the grain industry including producers, elevator managers, shippers, regulators, exporters, and purchasers, both domestic and foreign. Considerable research has been carried out to study, detect, and prevent loss in quality of stored grains and their products during storage. The work has been undertaken from diverse viewpoints, involving the disciplines of biochemistry, mycology, entomology, toxicology, food science, ecology and agricultural engineering. The effects of deterioration can be considerably diminished through careful stored grain management based on a knowledge of the principles governing deterioration and by knowledge of the storage behaviour of the particular grains involved. Unable to display preview.