Processing maize flour and corn meal food products.
Bottom Line: Corn is the cereal with the highest production worldwide and is used for human consumption, livestock feed, and fuel.Dry maize mechanical processing creates whole or fractionated products, separated by anatomical features such as bran, germ, and endosperm.Wet maize processing separates by chemical compound classification such as starch and protein.
Affiliation: Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Maize food products can be processed at home on a small local scale as well as on a larger industrial scale, transforming the raw material into food products (Fig. 2). Some of the products are more suitable for commercial trade because they require further processing or provide convenience and extended shelf life, while other products should be consumed immediately after production. For example, degerminated corn grits, meal, or flour has an extended shelf life and can be moved and traded easily. The product itself has to be further processed, including some degree of cooking, in order for it to be palatable as a food product.
Affiliation: Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.