Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition

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  • Authors: Peter R Shewry, Steven E Ullrich
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123690

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Barley: Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition is an important resource for any cereal chemist, food scientist, or crop scientist who needs to understand the development, structure, composition, and end-use properties of the barley grain for cultivation, trade, and utilization. Editors Peter R. Shewry and Steven E. Ullrich bring together a wide range of international authorities on barley to create this truly unique, encyclopedic reference work that covers the massive increase in barley knowledge over the past 20 years, since the first edition of this book was published. Barley: Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition offers the latest coverage of barley’s applications in milling, breeding, and production for food, feed, malting, brewing, distilling, and biofuels. It delivers a complete update of the latest knowledge of barley’s many components, from the genetic and molecular level to its many constituents, such as proteins, carbohydrates, arabinoxylans, minerals, lipids, terpenoids, phenolics, and vitamins. This important book also includes chapters on barley’s plant and grain development from both the physiological and genetic perspectives, making it an important resource not only for cereal and food scientists but also for crop scientists involved in breeding, agronomy, and related plant sciences

Key Features

New coverage includes:

  • Updated, comprehensive knowledge on barley’s components, including proteins, carbohydrates, arabinoxylans, and bioactive effects
  • New end-use ideas for barley as an ingredient in food products
  • Nonfood industrial applications for barley, including biofuels
  • A new chapter on barley’s health benefits
  • Molecular breeding for malting quality


cereal chemists, food scientists, crop scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Barley Crop: Origin and Taxonomy, Production, and End Uses
    2. Barley Grain: Development and Structure
    3. Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Barley Grain Development
    4. Barley Grain Carbohydrates: Starch and Cell Walls
    5. Barley Arabinoxylans: Molecular, Physicochemical, and Functional Properties
    6. Barley Grain Proteins
    7. Minor Components of the Barley Grain: Minerals, Lipids, Terpenoids, Phenolics, and Vitamins
    8. Malting, Brewing, and Distilling
    9. Barley Foods and Public Health
    10. Processing of Barley Grain for Food and Feed
    11. Use of Barley Grain and Straw for Biofuels and other Industrial Uses
    12. Molecular Breeding for Malting Quality

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press 2016
  • Published: January 1, 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing and AACC International Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123690

About the Authors

Peter R Shewry

Peter R. Shewry leads research at Rothamsted Research on the development, structure, and composition of wheat grain. He is the author of over 500 refereed papers, has edited or co-edited 19 books (including the fourth edition of Wheat: Chemistry and Technology), and co-authored the book Wheat: Environment, Food and Health (2021). In 2000 he was awarded the Thomas Burr Osborne Medal by the AACC (now Cereals & Grains Association), in 2002 was the joint recipient of the Rank Prize for Nutrition, and in 2016 was awarded the Clyde H. Bailey Medal by the ICC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director and Head of Centre for Crop Genetic Improvement, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, UK

Steven E Ullrich

Specialty: Crop Breeding and Genetics Education: BS, Wildlife Management, University of Michigan; MS, Biology, University of Idaho; PhD, Crop and Soil Science, Montana State University

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.

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