Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 40, Issue 1, pp 31–36 | Cite as

Effect of saline soil on grain quality of rices differing in salinity tolerance

  • Julie Joy H. Siscar-Lee
  • Bienvenido O. Juliano
  • Riaz H. Qureshi
  • Muhammad Akbar


Four varieties of rice, differing in salinity tolerance and grown in saline soil (electrical conductivity 5–6 dS/m) at Sadhoke, Punjab, Pakistan, had lighter grain and higher Na content than control samples. Grains of three out of the four rices grown on saline soils had higher brown rice protein (higher nutritional value), less translucent grain, lower starch and amylose content, and lower K than their control samples, but these differences were not related to salinity tolerance. Alkali spreading value and gel consistency were not affected by culture in saline soil. Cooked rice Instron hardness increased in saline culture in two higher-protein samples of the four rices. Amylograph peak viscosity was suppressed by saline culture.

Key words

soil salinity grain quality rice protein 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie Joy H. Siscar-Lee
    • 1
  • Bienvenido O. Juliano
    • 1
  • Riaz H. Qureshi
    • 3
  • Muhammad Akbar
    • 2
  1. 1.Cereal Chemistry DepartmentInternational Rice Research InstituteLos Baños, LagunaPhilippines
  2. 2.International Rice Testing ProgramInternational Rice Research InstituteLos Baños, LagunaPhilippines
  3. 3.University of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan

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