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Specialty Grains
for Food and Feed

edited by Elsayed Abdel-Aal and Peter Wood

The one source of information on the numerous specialty or alternative grains!

The grains covered in this comprehensive resource include: einkorn emmer Kamut spelt waxy wheat hulless barley hairless canary seed (a newly developed cultivar for human consumption) hulless oats specialty rye specialty sorghum blue and purple grains amaranth buckwheat organic grains

Specialty Grains for Food and Feed provides details of the history, genetic background, agronomic needs, and advantages and disadvantages of these crops, each described by experts in their field. The roles of the production of these grains in maintaining diversity and protecting the environment, and in contributing to food safety, nutrition, and health are discussed.

Fact and fiction about cereal grains and celiac disease are covered. One chapter specifically addresses the relationship between grain consumption, health, and health claims. The work is timely, if not overdue, in the context of the rapid development of organic farming and the concerns of many over the safety and nutritional quality of the food supply, agronomic practices, the environment, and agricultural diversity. It provides enough information to help the reader to reach informed conclusions about the issues involved in these emerging areas of interest.

Undoubtedly, Specialty Grains for Food and Feed is a useful resource for the grain industry, ingredient manufacturers, food producers, new product developers, growers, and the informed consumer. It will contribute to a continuing development of the growing markets for food products that utilize specialty grains.


  1. Introduction to Specialty Grains
  2. Organic Grains and Products
  3. Einkorn: A Potential Functional Wheat and Genetic Resource
  4. Emmer Wheat
  5. Spelt: A Specialty Wheat for Energing Food Uses
  6. Waxy Wheat
  7. Hulless Barley for Food and Feed
  8. Hairless Canary Seed: A Potential Food Crop
  9. Hulless Oats
  10. Rye for Improved Food and Feed
  11. Specialty Sorghums for Healthful Foods
  12. Blue and Purple Grains
  13. Amranth
  14. Buckwheat as a Food and Feed
  15. Specialty Grains and Health


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Specialty Grains for Food and Feed
edited by Elsayed Abdel-Aal and Peter Wood
2005 413 pages $158.00 + shipping
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