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COVER STORY

Cover Story

ALTERNATIVE GRAINS AND PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

There has been growing global interest in alternative grains such as teff, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, kamut and millet due to the rising awareness about the health concerns and sustainable production. With the increasing popularity and benefits of these grains, the demand for ancient grains and whole grains in the global market is forecasted to increase in the coming years. The …

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Ancient Grains: The crossroads of culture, health, and sustainability

“Ancient grains may have an increasingly important role to play in the next several decades as climate change transforms aspects of our agricultural system. Grains require far fewer gallons of water per calorie than most other foods, and ancient grains, specifically, tend to be more tolerant of extreme weather than other crops. From their nutritional benefits, and their robust and …

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The problem with alternative grains

“The difficulty we have with millets, sorghum, chia, amaranth and the others is that we lack specialized machinery to process them, or it is not wide spread. Even sorghum and canola, which have a huge industrial value and are grown worldwide, cause a lot of headaches. If you load canola in a truck designed for the conventional grains, you could …

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Pulses: the unlimited answer to the present and future consumer trends

“Pulses represent a highly valuable and sustainable food ingredient. With established technology know-how and state of the art application centers, Bühler helps its customers to develop innovative, convenient and tasty pulses-based products to cater present and future consumer trends.” Alexandra Londoño Baderschneider Strategic Business Development Manager Milling Solutions, Bühler To stay competitive in the food industry, it is vital to …

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Ancestry seeds or modern ones?

Ancestry wheat are cultural inheritance elements. They contributed to the history of a region. So we can not compare them with modern seeds. We should see them as the most important element of cultural inheritance. We also have to pay importance to certified seeds, yield, protection against plant diseases and tolerating harsh climate conditions. Our aim should be to transfer …

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MACHINE AND FLOW SHEET TECHNOLOGY IN MILLING

The flow sheet is regarded as the most important tool for miller, mill engineer, and even production and quality team. It plays a critical role in the mill performance. The correct diagram is the key to success in grinding. In the success of mill design and diagram, it is crucial how equipment is in line with the objective and to …

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Mill flow diagram, mill adjustment and mill balance

“The mill design starts with the flow diagram (grinding diagram). The preparation of the mill diagram is the selection and design of order, types, number, and specification of grinding units by taking into account technical data. The length of a flow sheet determine the flexibility of the miller has in making changes in flour yield and quality of flour produced …

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Does this sound fancy to you?

“The information in the flow sheet tells the miller the equipment capacity and the product allocation for each one, according to the raw material fed and the final products required. By closely analyzing it, the miller is able to make changes to the flow of material and adjust the quality accordingly.” Prof. Gustavo Sosa Industrial Mechanical Engineer Licensed Grain Inspector …

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Adaptation of diagramming to advancing flour technologies

“Diagramming requires meeting expectations and needs during installation and post-installation production phases and having the technical knowledge to rapidly adapt to the technology with a new industrial approach to changing circumstances and demands in the milling sector. Diagrammers should always create new solutions and renew themselves according to new expectations in a dynamic environment of wheat processing.” Yıldıray Küpeli Diagrammer …

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The importance of standard quality for creating a reputable brand

“Negative developments about wheat has been seen particularly in recent years and caused decreased competitiveness, increased costs and lower profit margins. Therefore obtaining quality products are harder those days. Therefore, it is vital to increase productivity and ensure sustainability. In order to achieve that, it is necessary to know raw materials comprehensively before buying and to determine on grinding techniques …

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