Pasta from corn, rice

Global food processing equipment manufacturer Buhler has patented innovative technology that allows for the processing of pasta from gluten-free raw material such as corn, rice, palm starch and even potatoes.
These raw materials are cheaper than durum wheat, the product is easier to digest and existing Buhler C.line pasta production lines ca Global food processing equipment manufacturer Buhler has patented innovative technology that allows for the processing of pasta from gluten-free raw material such as corn, rice, palm starch and even potatoes.
These raw materials are cheaper than durum wheat, the product is easier to digest and existing Buhler C.line pasta production lines can be upgraded to the new technology standards.
The unique production process is based on the new Polymatik® extrusion press generation and the new dryers of the Bühler C.line®. A special treatment with heat and humidity imparts those characteristics to the gluten-free raw materials that are required for making tasty pasta with high cooking qualities. The technological innovation of Bühler consists in gelatinizing the starch of the gluten-free raw materials. This enables a binding starch structure to be created which resembles that of durum pasta. The pasta stands up to cooking, remains al dente, and in addition has an outstanding taste, says Buhler.
The process
could also be applied for making bihoon or mihoon. These are typical Asian pasta varieties which are usually based on corn, rice, and palm starches as raw materials.
It is also possible to process potato starches. In this case, the only thing that will change slightly is the taste.
Buhler: Tel +41 (71) 955 11 11; fax: +41 (71) 955 33 79; buhler.uzwil@buhlergroup.com
Buhler in SA: Tel+27-11-801 3500; monique.vandermerwe@buhlergroup.com