Sericulturalists preparing silkworms for spinning of the silk Two insectsthe silkworm and the western honey beehave been domesticated for over 5, years, often for commercial use.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July Corn being husked in the yard of a Dungan farmer in Kyrgyzstan Women in Cape Verde using multiple pestles in a large mortar Husk or hull in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed.
It often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize corn as it grows on the plant. Literally, a husk or hull includes the protective outer covering of a seed, fruitor vegetable.
It can also refer to the exuvia of bugs or small animals left behind after moulting. In cookinghull can also refer to other waste parts of fruits and vegetables, notably the cap or sepal of a strawberry.
The husk of a legume and some similar fruits is called a pod. Plantago-seed mucilage is often referred to as husk, or psyllium husk.
Crop plants of several species have been selected that have hulless seeds, including pumpkinsoatsand barley. Husking and dehulling[ edit ] This section relies largely or entirely on a single source.
Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please help improve this article by introducing citations to additional sources. April Husking of corn is the process of removing its outer layers, leaving only the cob or seed rack of the corn. Dehulling is the process of removing the hulls or chaff from beans and other seeds.
This is sometimes done using a machine known as a huller. To prepare the seeds to have oils extracted from them, they are cleaned to remove any foreign objects. Next, the seeds have their hulls, or outer coverings, or husk, removed. There are three different types of dehulling systems that can be used to process soybeans: Hot dehulling, warm dehulling and cold dehulling.
Hot dehulling is the system offered in areas where beans are processed directly from the field.
Warm dehulling is often used by processors who import their soybeans. Cold dehulling is used in plants that have existing drying and conditioning equipment, but need to add dehulling equipment to produce high protein meal.
The different dehulling temperature options are for different types of production, beans and preparation equipment. In third-world countries, husking and dehulling is still often done by hand using a large mortar and pestle.
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