PASTA-MAKING PROPERTIES OF THE NEW DURUM WHEAT VARIETY BIENSUR SUITABLE FOR THE NORTHERN MEDITERRANEAN ENVIRONMENT

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G. VISIOLI
T. VAMERALI
C. DAL CORTIVO
S. TREVISAN
B. SIMONATO
G. PASINI

Keywords

mono-varietal pasta, short-chain production, pasta texture, HMW and LMW GS, gliadins, technological characteristics

Abstract

Industrial pasta is commonly made from mixtures of semolina from different durum wheat varieties, and there is a very low market presence of mono-varietal pasta from local, short supply chains. In this work, dough rheological properties and pasta quality traits of the new durum wheat cv. Biensur, which has a high HMW/LMW-GS ratio, were evaluated with a view to developing short-chain, mono-varietal pasta production in NE Italy. Chemical and sensory analyses on short-cut pasta, viz. tubetti, made with semolina from cv. Biensur at two drying temperatures revealed that it has good technological characteristics and stability, excellent cooking and sensory properties, and is comparable to the high-quality commercial reference cv. Aureo. We conclude that Biensur provides farmers and traders with new market opportunities and offers improvements to the environmental and economic sustainability of the durum wheat chain.

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