Accounting for environmental variation in the free asparagine content of wheat grain

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Oddy, J., Elmore, S. and Halford, N. G. 2023. Accounting for environmental variation in the free asparagine content of wheat grain. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis - JFCA. 120, p. 105333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2023.105333

AuthorsOddy, J., Elmore, S. and Halford, N. G.
Abstract

The free (soluble, non-protein) asparagine content of wheat grain can vary massively due to environmental factors and agronomic differences in how the crop is grown. This is concerning because free asparagine concentration is the key determinant of acrylamide formation in wheat-based food products, yet it is not clear how different environmental conditions and some agronomic practices impact grain asparagine content. Here, we argue that a key aspect of keeping free asparagine levels low in wheat grain in the future lies in improving our understanding of the many environmental and crop management components that impact free asparagine accumulation during cultivation. We also consider the emerging technology of monitoring free asparagine accumulation through crop imaging.

KeywordsAcrylamide; Environment; Crop management; Sulfur; Sulphur; Imaging; Cereal; Food safety; Food quality
Year of Publication2023
JournalJournal of Food Composition and Analysis - JFCA
Journal citation120, p. 105333
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2023.105333
Open accessPublished as green open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeCrop management strategies for low asparagine grains to limit acrylamide-forming potential
Designing Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online11 Apr 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted10 Apr 2023
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0889-1575

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