Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 55–62 | Cite as

Physicochemical properties of pearled hull-less barley cultivars with normal and low amylose content

  • Mi-Ja LeeEmail author
  • Na-Young Lee
  • Yang-Kil Kim
  • Jong-Chul Park
  • In-Duck Choi
  • Sang-Gun Cho
  • Jung-Gon Kim
  • Hong-Kyu Park
  • Ki-Hun Park
  • Kee-Jong Kim
  • Hyung-Soon Kim
Research Article


Five different hull-less barley cultivars of Korea, including normal and low amylose content, were examined both from a chemical and physical perspective. The barley cultivars showed a large variation in whiteness (28.8–39.2), fat (0.69–1.28%), ash (0.77–1.12%), protein (10.1–12.1%), β-glucan (5.2–8.4%), starch (59.9–68.9%), and amylose (5.3–22.7%) contents. Amylose content was positively correlated with starch content (r=0.723) and negatively correlated with β-glucan (r= −0.959), ash (r= −0.796), and fat (r= −0.682) content. Among the chemical components of barley, amylose and β-glucan contents are the most important factors influencing physical properties. Amylose content was related with hardness (r=0.855), adhesiveness (r= −0.642), initial pasting temperature (r=0.924), and setback viscosity (r=0.835). β-Glucan content was related with water absorption (r=0.581), hardness (r= −0.767), initial pasting temperature (r= −0.947), and final viscosity (r= −0.909). Hardness was highly correlated with setback (r=0.925) and adhesiveness was correlated with final viscosity (r=0.866). The results obtained in this study indicate that there are interesting correlations between chemical composition and physical characteristics of barley cultivars and could be used to predict the physicochemical properties of barley based food products.


hull-less barley amylose β-glucan starch physicochemical property 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mi-Ja Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  • Na-Young Lee
    • 1
  • Yang-Kil Kim
    • 1
  • Jong-Chul Park
    • 1
  • In-Duck Choi
    • 1
  • Sang-Gun Cho
    • 1
  • Jung-Gon Kim
    • 1
  • Hong-Kyu Park
    • 1
  • Ki-Hun Park
    • 2
  • Kee-Jong Kim
    • 1
  • Hyung-Soon Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Rural Development AdministrationNational Institute of Crop ScienceIksan, JeonbukKorea
  2. 2.Rural Development AdministrationResearch and Coordinatin DivisionSuwon, GyeonggiKorea
  3. 3.Department of Environmental & Chemical EngineeringSeonam UniversityNamwon, JeonbukKorea

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