Silicon and Beer
Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
Silicon is an essential trace element, which is especially needed for the correct function of connective tissues. Beer is known as an excellent source of bioavailable Si. Its concentration in beer ranges from 10 to 50 mg l1 depen¬ding on the raw materials used and brewing technology. Generally, the Si content in beer rises with the original wort concentration. During the decoction mashing Si from malt is leached much more than in infusion.
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