Effects of mineral oil application on the quality of malting barley, general purpose barley and oats

Summary

This study was conducted to determine whether the application of mineral oil on malting barley, general purpose barley and oats has any negative effects on the quality of these grains. Grain samples were treated with mineral oil applied at the recommended level by weight (0.02% w/w) and at 10 times higher than the recommended level (0.2% w/w). Treated and untreated grain samples were tested for various parameters commonly used in quality evaluation. Results indicated that mineral oil applied at levels from 0.02 to 0.2% w/w had no significant impact on specific quality attributes.

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