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Visual Reference Library - Sorghum
S-6.0 SPROUT DAMAGE
  

A           B            C

Portion for Analysis: Approximately 15 grams

 

Sorghum and pieces of sorghum in which the sprout protrudes from the germ.

 

Illustration shows from left to right:

Kernel A: The germ cover is broken open with a sprout protruding from the bottom..

Kernel B: The germ cover is broken open with a sprout showing at the bottom. Sprout has lifted upward extending.beyond the surface plane of the germ area.

Kernel C: The germ cover is broken open with a sprout protruding from the top.

 

NOTE 1: Sprout damage is determined before bleaching.

NOTE 2: Do not confuse with kernels having a split germ (VRI S-7.0).

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Last updated September 2002