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Visual Reference Library - Barley

A             B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 25 grams


Kernels and pieces of barley that have sprouted or have swelling over the germ and, after examination, show sprout.


Illustration shows from left to right:

Kernel A: Kernel showing visible sprout at the bottom of the germ area.

Kernel B: Kernels which, after careful removal of the seed coat, show any evidence of movement in the germ area. The "sprout" may move towards the top or bottom of the germ or lift upward leaving space between the sprout and germ cavity.


NOTE: Swelling over the germ area may or may not be an indication of spout.

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Last updated October 2011