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Analysis of Beremeal

Analysis of Beremeal

Date Added: 08 October 2015 Year: 1988 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2015_024_04 | Picture No: 12245

Two documents in the collection of Susan Read concerning the analysis of Beremeal. [In the 19th and early 20th centuries, bere was an important crop in the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland, providing grain for milling and malting and straw for thatching and animal bedding. With the advent of higher-yieding barley varieties there was a deep decline in bere growing during the 19th and 20th centuries.] The first document is a letter from Edna Panton of Aberdeen to Susan Read, dated 2nd January 1988, explaining the difficulties in conducting an analysis of bere. Ultimately the Kowett Research Institute offered to perform an analysis at no cost, in the interests of reesearch, and a typed copy was forwarded with the letter. The second document is the typed analysis on an A5 size sheet of paper. It provides the analysis of the content of beremeal with direct comparision to barley flour. The analysis confirms that beremeal is very similar in most respects to barley flour and"on a chemical basis it would not be possible to say that one was nutritionally superior to the other".

Dimensions: Width 225mm - Height 200mm

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