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Visual Reference Library - Barley

A         B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 50 grams +/- 1.5 g.


Kernels and pieces of barley which, after the standardized one-third pearl, are slightly discolored to the minimum extent shown when viewed from the top.


Illustration shows from left to right:

Kernel A: Minimum color intensity for Blue barley (90.0% or more kernels with Blue aleurone layers).

Kernel B: Minimum color intensity for barley (90.0% or more kernels with White aleurone layers).


NOTE: Malting barley may not contain more than 0.2% Injured-By-Heat (IBHT). Do not confuse with heat-damaged barley.

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Last updated October 2011