Human consumption of barley has many beneficial effects, such as reduction of cholesterol and stabilization of blood sugar levels. Barley is not a frequent element in our diet, and has typically only been eaten marginally as a starchy product - e.g. porridge. Otherwise, barley is predominantly used for malt beer or as feed for animals. So far, barley has not been used often in bread making due to its poor baking properties. We know that the baking properties of a dough depend on the protein structure in the dough. But no one has ever mapped the entire network of proteins in dough that give these physical and baking properties. In this project, the structure of the protein network in dough is mapped in order to explain differences in the baking quality of different barley varieties compared to wheat. We use state-of-the-art methodologies within new breeding methods, protein analyzes and use special naked barley varieties to gain previously unknown knowledge of how proteins in dough form networks during breadmaking. This knowledge will contribute to the green transition, as barley has a much lower need for nitrogen input (fertilisation) than wheat, as well as promoting Nordic agriculture and ensuring new, healthier bread products, as it is well described that due to a higher fiber content than both wheat and rye, barley and oats have a very high health potential.
Kort titelBFF
Effektiv start/slut dato09/01/202330/12/2025


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