Cereal grains do need to be milled to allow effective extraction of alpha-amylase (and other constituents). We recommend milling to pass a 0.5 mm screen. You may have some success with a cheap coffee grinder. However, the reproducibility will not be as good (it may be adequate for your requirements).
To measure alpha-amylase in wheat grains using the α-Amylase Assay Kit (Ceralpha Method) (K-CERA) to test for the presence of alpha-amylase, do wheat grains have to be milled or can a blender be used?
Modified on: Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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