Vitamin contents of cereal grains as affected by storage and insect infestation
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- Jood, S. & Kapoor, A.C. Plant Food Hum Nutr (1994) 46: 237. doi:10.1007/BF01088996
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There were substantial losses in thiamine, riboflavin and niacin contents of wheat, maize and sorghum grains at three infestation levels (25, 50 and 75%) caused by releasing two insect species viz.,Trogoderma granarium andRhizopertha dominica separately and mixed population. Losses were to the extent of 65 to 69% (thiamine), 50 to 67% (riboflavin) and 10 to 32% (niacin) due toT. granarium and 23 to 29% (thiamine), 13 to 18% (riboflavin) and 4 to 14% (niacin) due toR. dominica at 75% level of infestation in three cereal grains. Storage of grains (1–4 months) in insect free conditions did not show appreciable changes in the vitamin contents.