Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 237–243

Vitamin contents of cereal grains as affected by storage and insect infestation

  • Sudesh Jood
  • Amin C. Kapoor

DOI: 10.1007/BF01088996

Cite this article as:
Jood, S. & Kapoor, A.C. Plant Food Hum Nutr (1994) 46: 237. doi:10.1007/BF01088996


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.

Key words

Cereal grains Insect infestation Storage Vitamins 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudesh Jood
    • 1
  • Amin C. Kapoor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Foods and NutritionHaryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia

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