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Revista chilena de nutrición

On-line version ISSN 0717-7518

Abstract

LOPEZ P, Patricia et al. EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL QUALITY FROM DIFFERENT BARLEY VARIETIES (Hordeum sativum jess) PRODUCED IN THE STATES OF HIDALGO AND TLAXCALA FROM MÉXICO. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2005, vol.32, n.3, pp.247-253. ISSN 0717-7518.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182005000300010.

Barley is the fourth cereal of greater importance at world-wide level, as well as at national level in México. Hidalgo and Tlaxcala are two of the states of greater production of barley. Between cereals, physical variations in their characteristics and properties exist, even in those of the same variety. A classification systems exist to give to the grain from certain barley regarding quality and degree. With the purpose of determining the quality of seven produced varieties of barley in Hidalgo and Tlaxcala, samples were put under different analyses: sensorial and temperature, impurities and sanitary, density, hardness and selectivity. From the analyses mentioned it was determined that only the Pastor Ortiz variety has the «Mexico degree» according to Mexican norm NMX-FF-043-SCFI-2003, the other six varieties received the Mexico rank of none classified

Keywords : barley; physical quality; Mexican norms; Mexico degree.

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