Profiling of intact wheat arabinoxylans by spectroscopy

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Le Gall, G., Shewry, P. R., Mills, E. N. C. and Toole, G. A. 2011. Profiling of intact wheat arabinoxylans by spectroscopy. New Food. 14 (4), pp. 15-20.

AuthorsLe Gall, G., Shewry, P. R., Mills, E. N. C. and Toole, G. A.

Wheat is the most widely grown cereal in the world and is used to make a variety of baked goods, such as bread, biscuits, pasta, noodles and breakfast cereals. On hydration of flour to make a dough, the seed storage proteins form a cohesive mass known as gluten. This protein fraction has a unique structure and viscoelastic properties that have allowed wheat to be used in such a versatile way. Dough properties vary between different cultivars and wheat lines – making some of them more suitable for pasta, others bread and others biscuits. Often, these products are made from white flour, and yet it is clear that there are beneficial effects of having a diet rich in whole grain and fibre derived from the endosperm cell walls and the outer layers of the grain that are found in the bran fraction. Whilst the variation in properties of gluten components has been extensively described, variation in cereal cell wall composition has been less studied yet might make an important contribution to improving the nutritional quality of cereal foods.

Year of Publication2011
JournalNew Food
Journal citation14 (4), pp. 15-20
Web address (URL)
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeCentre for Crop Genetic Improvement (CGI)
Cereal seed composition and end use quality
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online06 Sep 2011
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
PublisherRussell Publishing Ltd

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