Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspective by Cv Ratnavathi

Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspective

byCv Ratnavathi, Jagannath Vishnu Patil, Ud Chavan

Paperback | June 3, 2016

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Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspectiveexplores the many uses for sorghum in industry and biofuels. Not only does it offer a detailed understanding of the physical and biochemical qualities of the grain, it also takes an in-depth look at the role sorghum plays in such industries as brewing and ethanol production and the mechanics of post-harvest processing and value addition.

Sorghum has long been an important staple in Africa and Asia, but its value goes far beyond its uses in human and animal consumption. Sorghum is also used in many industries, including waxes, packing material, wall board, ethanol, beverages, and brewing, and one variety called sweet sorghum has also been used as a bioenergy crop.Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial Perspectiveoffers a closer look at how the grain is used in such a variety of ways, and how we can continue to optimize its potential.



  • Provides detailed biochemical studies on grain sorghum to inform researchers grappling with similar issues
  • Offers foundational information on the quality and composition of sorghum as a grain
  • Covers a variety of uses for sorghum in many industries, including food and beverage, energy, and brewing
  • Includes photos and illustrations to enhance the understanding of processes and sorghum biochemistry

About The Author

Dr. Ratnavathi has a PhD in Biochemistry from Osmani University, and currently serves as the Principal Investigator on the NFBSFARA project on Studies on sucrose accumulation in sweet sorgum for efficient ethanol production, while also leading a research project from the DBT on the therapeutic properties of sorghum. He has led several ...

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Title:Sorghum Biochemistry: An Industrial PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 3, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128031573

ISBN - 13:9780128031575

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Sorghum Grain Quality

2. Malting and Brewing of Sorghum

3. Mycotoxin Contamination in Sorghum

4. Sorghum Uses Ethanol

5. Sorghum Syrup and Other by Products

6. Sorghum Processing and Utilization