Soybeans and pieces of soybeans which are materially discolored and damaged by heat with an area of coverage and intensity equal to or greater than shown. Cross-sectioned or pieces of soybeans that have a discolored area(s) which does not meet the minimum coverage requirement may be considered damage provided the degree of discoloration is greater than shown and the overall “prorated” appearance meets the minimum coverage and intensity level depicted. For example, when the degree of discoloration is twice that shown, the required area of coverage can be reduced by one half.
NOTE: Only half of the cross-sectioned soybean must meet the VRI. Do not cross-section splits and pieces of soybeans. Examine the flat side of the split.