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In which sectors are the corn milling-by products used?

A significant proportion of the corn grain crops, around 70%, is destined for milling for different uses in different diverse industrial sectors.

Sectors that include from the human and animal food, the beverage industries, processed food or the pharmaceutical industry through the textile and paper industries to glue and adhesive manufacturers, for instance.

And all of these sectors obtain the products and by-products that need for developing its activity from corn milling, which is the process by which the corn grain is transformed into flour and after going through a phase of separation of the different sizes it is grouped according to its intended use for the production of milling by-products.

Corn milling can be carried out in two ways that will result in different products and by-products destined for various industrial sectors.

On the one hand, we come across corn wet milling, a procedure that is performed through solid-to-wet processing to split the grain into its chemical components, that is to say, starch, protein, oil and fiber.

From this wet process, it will be possible to obtain from corn milling by-products such as gluten meal, which is high in energy and very rich in protein and gluten feed, also with high caloric value, less protein value than gluten meal and high in minerals and fiber.

Both by-products are preferably destined for the animal feed sectors. Because of its nutritional characteristics, although not being suitable for human consumption, make this by-product an excellent food for the specific food sector for ruminants and pigs, poultry and pets of various species from dogs to fish.

In addition, corn gluten flour has become for some years now, one of the paradigms of ecological herbicides for the gardening and agriculture sectors, replacing chemical or synthetic herbicides.

On the other hand, dry corn milling, which consists of splitting the grain into its anatomical components: endosperm, bran and germ, which allows to obtain flours, starches and crushed corn specifically for human consumption and such as by-products, corn bran and germ.

All of these products and by-products derived from corn milling in dry process are destined for various industry sectors, especially those belonging to the food 必利勁
industry.

In this scenario, the Dacsa Group has made corn milling one of its most important business lines, offering to the market derivatives such as corn flour, corn grits, semolina, polenta, specifically brewer’s semolina, and corn fiber.

Products obtained from naturally gluten-free raw materials, of top quality origin and increasingly demanded by a food industry that needs gluten-free, genetically unmodified and clean label products to meet the demand of a market that is as growing as it is demanding.