Determination of water‐soluble carbohydrates in grass

P. McDonald*, A. R. Henderson

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A simple method involving a single extraction procedure is given for the determination of water‐soluble carbohydrates (sugars + fructosans) in grasses. Factors such as storage of grass samples and clarification, hydrolysis and storage of extracts are discussed. The method is likely to have a routine application in silage studies where a measure of fermentable carbohydrates is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Issue number6
Publication statusPrint publication - Jun 1964


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