Effect of Insect Infestation on Quality Parameters of Wheat
摘要：The effects of insect infestation by Rhizopertha dominica on quality parameters of wheat （UP2204） were investigated. The wheat samples （uninfested and infested） were analyzed for nutritional contents viz.–Carbohydrate, Protein, Phenol and the changes in chemical structure were assessed by SEM. Chemical analysis showed that due to infestation carbohydrate and protein content decreased by 85.7% and 13.5% respectively whereas total phenol content increased relatively by 41.6% due to difference in distribution of protein and carbohydrates throughout the wheat grains and the Carbon, Phosphorous, and Potassium contents spiraled up by 4%, 2% and 1% respectively. Infestation also led to weight loss of 16.7% and changes in the chemical structure and composition of wheat grain.
2013 International Conference on Food and Agricultural Sciences（ICFAS 2013）