Because starch is the major energy-yielding component inside cereals, attention should be paid to its digestion. Although fecal starch digestibility of wheat grain is almost total, the differences in starch digestion rate (KDS) among wheat cultivars have been found.
However, it is still unknown if different growing conditions of wheat cultivars affect KDS in a similar way as their physicochemical properties.
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