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Malt extract is the water-soluble portion of malted barley.
It contains a high content of reduced sugars and to a lesser extend nitrogeneous constituents. The carbohydrates comprises mainly the disaccharide maltose and fractions of hexoses such as glucose and fructose, the disaccharide sucrose and other carbohydrates. The nitrogenous components include peptides,amino acids purines and vitamins. Malt extract favours the sporulation of moulds such as Aspergillus and Penicillium.
|Colour powder||Brownish yellow|
|Colour in solution||yellow-beige|
|pH (2% in water)||4.0-6.0|
|Loss on drying (105 °C)||<5%|
|Sulfated ash (800 °C)||<3%|