2nd Head Rice is the Most Difficult to Analyze

Updated: May 15

2nd Head Rice is one of the most difficult factors to analyze in an accurate and consistent way.


Per the USDA standard, the 2nd Head contains at least 75% broken kernels. Broken kernels defined as less than ¾ of whole kernel length. Vibe created a new 2nd Head Rice Calibration with Chuck Britton, a Grain inspection and quality assurance expert who served over 41 years with the USDA Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS), this calibration measures a sample of 25 grams and within less than a minute report on Whole kernels, Broken, Chalky and damages.




The Vibe Imaging Analytics 2nd Head Rice Analysis Sample

In the example below, the Rice sample contains 2.2g of Whole Kernel and 7.35 g of Broken Kernels, expected results should be 23% of Whole Kernels and 77% of 2nd Head.


1. We Analyzed two separate samples of the whole Kernel and Broken.

Results are: 76.23% Broken and 23.77% Whole Kernel

 

2. We Mixed the two samples of the whole Kernel and 2nd Head and Analyzed them.

Results are 76.37% Broken and 23.63% Whole Kernel.

Results are aligned with the sample weights of 2.2g Whole Kernels vs. 7.35 g Broken Kernels, equal to 23% and 77% of Weight.

 

Thank you for your time.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. We are happy to schedule an online live demo and provide free sample analysis and reports. contact@vibeia.com


We have calibrations for Paddy (Rough), Brown, Milled and Parboiled: Short, Medium, Long, Basmati, Arborio, Wild, Red, Jasmine, Forbidden variety



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