Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as "malting". The grains are made to germinate by soaking in water, and are then halted from germinating further by drying with hot air. Malting grains develops the enzymes required to modify the grain's starches into sugars, including monosaccharides such as glucose or fructose, and disaccharides, such as sucrose or maltose. It also develops other enzymes, such as proteases, which break down the proteins in the grain into forms that can be used by yeast.

Malted grain is used to make beer, whisky, malted shakes, malt vinegar, confections such as Maltesers and Whoppers, flavored drinks such as Horlicks, Ovaltine and Milo, and some baked goods, such as malt loaf. Malted grain that has been ground into a coarse meal is known as "sweet meal". Various cereals are malted, though barley is the most common. A high-protein form of malted barley is often a label-listed ingredient in blended flours typically used in the manufacture of yeast breads and other baked goods.

The term "malt" refers to several products of the process: the grains to which this process has been applied, for example malted barley; the sugar, heavy in maltose, derived from such grains, such as the baker's malt used in various cereals; or a product based on malted milk, similar to a malted milkshake (i.e., "malts").

Read more about Malt:  Malting, Malts, Malt Extract, Research

Other articles related to "malt":

Sarson's - Varieties
... Malt and Distilled Vinegar Lemon Vinegar Light Malt Vinegar Pickling Strength Malt Vinegar ...
Malt - Research
... The balance of proteins and carbohydrates broken down by the enzyme affect the malt’s flavor ...
Steve Karmen - List of Jingles - 1972
... Or Later You'll Own Generals Budweiser Malt Liquor / The First Malt Liquor Good Enough To Be Called Budweiser Colt.45 Malt Liquor / A Completely Unique Experience Colt.45 ...
Laser (malt Liquor)
... Laser is a brand of malt liquor manufactured by the Miller Brewing Company and Falstaff Brewing Company ... In 1997, Falstaff won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for Laser Malt Liquor ... Malt liquors (style of beer) Big Bear Clix Colt 45 Hurricane King Cobra Laser Olde English 800 Mickey's Private Stock St ...
Malt Cross
... The Malt Cross is on St James Street in Nottingham city centre just off the Old Market Square ... once in the market place and once at the Malt Cross." ...

Famous quotes containing the word malt:

    And malt does more than Milton can
    To justify God’s ways to man.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)