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Visual Reference Library - Oats
O-1.1 WEATHER DAMAGED (STAINED)
 O-2.0 Germ Damage

  A       B

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 15 grams

 

Processing discolored (stained) oats reduce rolled oat yields and may result in a less than desirable flake color, depending on its severity. Oat groats having a dark brown/black discoloration on the surface meeting the minimum coverage and intensity as shown are considered damaged.

 

Illustration shows from left to right:

A. Suspect Oat: Slightly discolored hulls indicate possible damage. The hull must be removed to confirm the presence and extent of discoloration.

B. Confirmed Damage: Illustrates the minimum coverage and intensity requirement.

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Last updated October 2011