What is Corn Grits????
The coarsest of mill granulations, de-germed corn grits is medium sized granular of hardest portions of the corn and it contain no chemicals or preservatives. Corn grits have wide range of application for day to day life and as well as many industrial uses.
Here we mention some of the industrial uses of corn grits:
Corn grits are mainly used in the extruded industries apart from that it is also used in breweries, ready-to-cereals, bakery purpose, bird feed, animal feed and much more.
What is Food Extruded Industries?
In the extrusion process, raw materials are first ground to the correct particle size, usually the consistency of coarse flour.
Many extruded products puff and change texture as they are extruded because of the reduction of forces and release of moisture and heat.
Corn meal or grits are processed through extrusion cooking and puffing to produce maize curls, puffs, and balls. The shape of the puffed extrudate is determined by the die, operational temperature, cut-off knife speed, and other factors. Extrudate expansion is closely related to product texture and is affected by the viscoelastic nature of the material and the amount of moisture in the material flowing through the extruder die assembly. The extrudates are baked or fried, flavored, and packaged to produce the final ready-to-eat product. Mouth feel is affected by oil content of the products.
How corn grits are used in breweries?
Corn grits are used in some particular types of breweries, to soften its taste and decrease the cost of raw material. Breakfast cereal is a processed food manufactured from grain and intended to be eaten as a main course served with milk during the morning meal. The most important raw material in any breakfast cereal is grain. The grains most commonly used are corn and corn grits.
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