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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 205-210

Factors Affecting Grain Quality: A Review
Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Erode – 638004, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author

Cereal grains play an important role in meeting the nutrient needs of the human population. The quality of cereal products is determined by a variety of characteristics which may be assigned different significance depending on the desired end use or type of product. Grain quality is defined by several factors such as physical (moisture content, bulk density, kernel size, kernel hardness, vitreousness, kernel density and damaged kernels), sanitary (fungal infection, mycotoxins, insects and mites and their fragments, foreign material, odour and dust) and intrinsic factors (milling yield, oil content, protein content, starch content and viability). These quality characteristics of a grain are affected by its genetic traits, the growing period, timing of harvest, grain harvesting and handling equipment, drying system, storage management practices and transportation procedures. This article reviewed the various factors involved in affecting the grain quality.

Keywords: Grain, Quality, Quantitative, Quantitative

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Yasothai, R. 2020. Factors Affecting Grain Quality: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 205-210. doi:
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