Lipids in Cereal Technology provides a comprehensive review of cereal lipids and their role in cereal processing and products. Topics range from acyl lipids and non-saponifiable lipids in cereals, such as barley and maize, to lipid metabolism in germinating cereals, physical state of lipids and their technical effects in baking, the effect of storage on the lipids and breadmaking properties of wheat flour, and lipids in pasta and pasta processing.
Organized into 19 chapters, this review brings together the knowledge and experience of an international group of experts. It begins with an overview of the fundamental aspects of cereal grain lipids and enzymes. It then discusses the specific cereals, processing, and cereal products. Moreover, the book explains the composition and distribution of lipids in the grain, the biochemical changes that occur when the grain germinates, and the biochemistry of the enzymes involved in lipid degradation. Some chapters focus on wheat and the significance of lipids in milling, flour storage, baking, and pasta manufacture. Other chapters consider individual cereals such as rice, oats, maize, malt, and barley along with corn oil, wheat germ oil, and other cereal products.