Sorghum and Millets: Chemistry and Technology

Edited by David A.V. Dendy

​This book is a compilation of facts on the history, breeding, production, grain chemistry, nutritional quality, and handling of sorghum and millets.

Item No: 50848

©1994; 6" x 9" hardcover; 407 pages; 53 illustrations; 23 black and white images; 2 pounds



$159.00 Price
$128.79 Member Price



Much sorghum and millet research focuses primarily on enhancing yields and production. This significant reference fills a void by compiling essential knowledge on the history, breeding, production, grain chemistry, nutritional quality, handling, and uses of these important cereals.
Sorghum and Millets: History, Taxonomy, and Distribution
L.R. HOUSE
Sorghum
History
Taxonomy ​
Distribution
Pearl Millet
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Foxtail
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Finger Millet
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Proso
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Little Millet
Taxonomy
Distribution
Barnyard Millet, Sawa
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Kodo Millet
History
Taxonomy
Distribution
Teff
History
Distribution
Fonio

Sorghum and the Millets: Production and Importance
D.A.V. DENDY
Sorghum

The Millets
Millet Consumption as Food
Millets for Feed Forecast for Sorghum and the Millets

Agronomic Principles
L.R. HOUSE, M. OSMANZAI, M.I. GOMEZ, E.S. MONYO, and S.C. GUPTA
Germ Plasm Resources
The Structure of the Seed
Genetics of Sorghum Grain Characteristics
Protein
Amino Acids
Carbohydrates
Tannins
Oil
Other Grain Traits
Forage Characteristics of Sorghum
Brown Midrib
Other Forage Traits
Genetics of Millet Grain Characteristics
Pearl Millet
Forage Characteristics of Pearl Millet
Brown Midrib
Other Forage Traits
Agronomy: Nutritional Considerations
Sorghum
Pearl Millet
Finger Millet
Agronomy: Management Aspects
Crop Fertility
Moisture
Cropping Systems
Plant Development and Structure
Sorghum
Pearl Millet
Finger Millet
Foxtail Millet
Proso
Kodo Millet
Little Millet
Sorghum Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Fungal Diseases
Viruses
Nematodes
Witchweed
Insect Pests of Sorghum
Diseases of Pearl Millet
Diseases of Finger Millet
Insect Pests of Pearl and Finger Millets
Conclusion

Structure and Chemistry of Sorghum and Millets
S. SERNA-SALDIVAR and L.W. ROONEY
Classification
Sorghum
Millets
Appearance and Genetics of Sorghum Grain
Grain Morphology
Sorghum
Millets
Chemical Composition
Proximate Analysis
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Lipids
Minerals
Vitamins
Enzymes
Effect of Processing on Chemical Composition and Nutritional Value
Decortication
Cooking and Parboiling
Malting
Fermentation
Antinutritional Factors
Tannins
Phytic Acid
Cyanogenic Glycosides
Pearl Millet Goitrogens
Enzyme Inhibitors

Nutritional Properties of Sorghum and the Millets
C.F. KLOPFENSTEIN and R.C. HOSENEY
Sorghum
Sorghum Carbohydrates
Sorghum Proteins
Protein Quality
Protein Digestibility
Sorghum Lipids
Minerals
Vitamins
Nutritional Benefits of Composite Foods
Antinutrients in Sorghum Grain
The Millets
Pearl Millet
Proso Millet
Foxtail Millet
Finger Millet
Japanese Barnyard Millet
Kodo Millet
Teff
Fonio Millet
Conclusion

Storage of Sorghum and Millets: Including Drying for Storage, with Particular Reference to Tropical Areas and the Mycotoxin Problem
J.A. McFARLANE, A.E. JOHN, and R.C. MARDER
General Considerations
Specific Notes on Storage
Sorghum
Pearl Millet
Proso, Setaria, and Eleusine (Finger) Millets
Teff
Fonio
Drying for Storage
Sorghum Drying
Millet Drying
Acquired Toxins
Mycotoxins in Sorghum
Mycotoxins in Millets

Traditional Uses of Sorghum and Millets
D.S. MURTY and K.A. KUMAR
Diversity of Traditional Sorghum and Millet Foods
Milling
Decortication
Grinding
Thick Porridges

Ugali
Quality Criteria
Thin Porridges
Ogi
Other Thin Porridges
Stem-Cooked Products
Couscous
Fermented Breads
Injera
Kisra
Dosa
Unfermented Breads
Roti
Tortillas
Boiled Ricelike Products
Alcoholic Beverages
Dolo
Nonalcoholic Beverages
Snack Foods
Special Uses
Popping
Parching
Scented Sorghums
Sweet Stalk or Chewing Sorghums
Future Research Needs

New Milling Technologies and Products: Whole Plant Utilization by Milling and Separation of the Botanical and Chemical Components
L. MUNCK
Scope
Sorghum and Milet Crops As Raw Materials for Milling and Separation Processes for Specific Products
Grain Preparation for Milling
Traditional Milling Techniques Compared With Mechanical Village Mills and Inudstrial Milling Plants
Milling Machinery
Historical Development in Sorghum-Eating Countries
Equipment for Dry and Semi-West Milling of Sorghum and Millets
Roller Milling
Decortication
Dry and Semi-West Grain Milling Processes and Products
Wet Milling of Sorghum
Whole Sorghum Plant Milling and Separation
Utilization of The Milled Products
Industrialized Countries
Developing Countries
The Future of Sorghum and Millet Technology as a Vehicle for Agro-Industrial Development

Lager Beers from Sorghum
L. HALLGREN
The Lager Brewing Process
Sorghum in Lager Beer Brewing
Sorghum as Brewing Adjunct
Laboratory Testing of Sorghum Brewers' Grits
Industrial Brewing with Sorghum Adjunct
Malting of Sorghum
Mash Filtration
The Future

Opague Beers
K.H. DAIBER and J.R.N. TAYLOR
Ingredients
Sorghum Malts
Millet Malts
Adjuncts
Brewing Technology
Souring
Cooking
Mashing
Straining
Fermentation
Millet Beers
Beer Quality
Quality Specifications
Nutritive Value
New Developments in Opaque Beer

Sorghum and Millets for Forage and Feed
P.J. BRAMEL-COX, K.A. KUMAR, J.D. HANCOCK, and D.J. ANDREWS
Sorghum
Sorghum Forage
Sorghum Grain
Pearl Millet
Utilization
Crop Management
Breeding and Genetics
Minor Millets
Utilization
Crop Management
Breeding and Genetics
Conclusion

Sweet Sorghum Substrate for Industrial Alcohol
R.E. SCHAFFERT
Development of Sweet Sorghum Cultivars in Brazil
Breeding Methods for Sweet Sorghum Improvement
Minimum Quality Requirements
Culture Management
Minimum Alcohol Yield
Determining PIU
New Cultivars
Conclusions
Recommendations

Quality Evaluation and Trading Standards
D.R. SHIPMAN and M.H. EUSTROM
Marketing
Grain Standards
Sampling
Sampling Variability
Sampling Methods and Devices
Inspection Process
Sorghum Classes
Physical Condition
Grading Accuracy
Millet

Index

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