Journal article

THE RAPID VISCOANALYSER AS A METHOD OF TESTING FOR NOODLE QUALITY IN A WHEAT BREEDING PROGRAM

JF PANOZZO, KM MCCORMICK

JOURNAL OF CEREAL SCIENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD | Published : 1993

Abstract

The Newport Rapid Viscoanalyser (RVA) is a relatively new instrument which can be used to measure the pasting viscosity of cereals. The profile produced during heating and cooling is very similar to that from the Brabender Viscoamylograph. The main advantage of the RVA is its rapidity and the high correlation with the traditional viscoamylograph method. Wholemeal grist, flour and starch samples from wheat were tested using the RVA by heating a 3-4 g sample, suspended in distilled water, to 60 degrees C for 4 min, then increasing the temperature to 95 degrees C and holding for 8 min and finally cooling to 50 degrees C for 8 min. These results were compared with flour and starch (50 g for flou..

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