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Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Contributors xv 1. Breeding Noodle Wheat in China 1 Zhonghu He, Xianchun Xia, and Yan Zhang 2. Breeding for Dual-Purpose Hard White Wheat in the United States: Noodles and Pan Bread 25 Arron H. Carter, Carl A. Walker, and Kimberlee K. Kidwell 3. Wheat Milling and Flour Quality Analysis for Noodles in Japan 57 Hideki Okusu, Syunsuke Otsubo, and James Dexter 4. Wheat Milling and Flour Quality Analysis for Noodles in Taiwan 75 C. C. Chen and Shu-ying (Sophia) Yang 5. Noodle Processing Technology 99 Gary G. Hou, Syunsuke Otsubo, Hideki Okusu, and Lanbin Shen 6. Instant Noodle Seasonings 141 Kerry Fabrizio, Rajesh Potineni, and Kim Gray 7. Packaging of Noodle Products 155 Qingyue Ling 8. Laboratory Pilot-Scale Asian Noodle Manufacturing and Evaluation Protocols 183 Gary G. Hou 9. Objective Evaluation of Noodles 227 David W. Hatcher 10. Sensory Evaluation of Noodles 251 Bin Xiao Fu and Linda Malcolmson 11. Effects of Flour Protein and Starch on Noodle Quality 261 Byung-Kee Baik 12. Effects of Polyphenol Oxidase on Noodle Color: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Improvement 285 E. Patrick Fuerst, James V. Anderson, and Craig F. Morris 13. Effects of Flour Characteristics on Noodle Texture 313 Andrew S. Ross and Graham B. Crosbie 14. Noodle Plant Setup and Resource Management 331 Gary G. Hou, Syunsuke Otsubo, VerOnica Jimenez Monta?o, and Julio Gonzalez 15. Quality Assurance Programs for Instant Noodle Production 363 Sumonrut Kamolchote, Toh Tian Seng, Julio Gonzalez, and Gary G. Hou 16. Rice and Starch-Based Noodles 393 Zhan-Hui Lu and Lilia S. Collado Index 433

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GARY G. HOU is Technical Director and Asian Foods Specialist at the Wheat Marketing Center, where he has organized the Asian Products Collaborative annually from 1996 to 2008. This project has resulted in the product formulation, process, and evaluation protocols for twelve types of Asian noodles and six types of steamed breads. Dr. Hou co-chaired the Pasta/Noodle Track at the 2006 World Grains Summit of the AACC International and chaired the Asian Product Symposium at the 2008 AACC International Annual Meeting, and has led two workshops on hard white wheat quality targets. Dr. Hou has traveled to over thirty countries and provided technical support and training services to numerous flour mills, Asian noodle and steamed bread manufacturers, bakeries, and ingredient suppliers. Dr. Hou is the Course Director of the following courses: Asian Noodle Technology, Asian Noodle Technology and Ingredient Application, Advanced Asian Noodle Technology, Whole Wheat Flour Product Development, Steamed Breads, Flour Tortillas and Arabic Flat Breads, and a number of new short courses being developed.


"With Asian noodles such as instant ramen popular worldwide, thereis growing interest in them from wheat-exporting countries. Hou(Asian food specialist, Wheat Marketing Center, Inc., Portland,Oregon, US) introduces this valuable contribution to the scienceand technology behind producing this product by reinforcing theAsian claim to its origins. In 16 chapters, international foodscientists from academia and industry discuss topics includingnoodle-wheat breeding programs in Asia and the US, commercialnoodle processing technology, flavor enhancers, quality assurance,packaging, marketing, and noodle products of other grains. Thevolume includes noodle formulations, product evaluation sheets,quality control flow charts, tables with production parameters, andphotographs (some in color) of cultivar and product development andmanufacture." ( Book News Inc, February 2011)

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