Visual Reference Library - Wheat

Image of WHEAT HVAC
Use the following guidelines when determining hard and vitreous kernels of amber color (HVAC) in Durum Wheat:
Durum kernels which are bleached but which are hard and vitreous are HVAC.
Durum kernels which have cracks or checks that cause a cloudy or shadowy spot on the kernel but which are otherwise hard and vitreous are HVAC.
Kernels with mottled or chalky spots, regardless of size, are not HVAC.
Distinctly green immature kernels, kernels affected by scab, sprouted kernels, foreign material, and all other classes of wheat are not HVAC.

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Last updated December 2016