Processing and packaging of rice flour from broken rice
Faith Enoche Antenyi
University of Agriculture, College of Animal Science, Nigeria
Rice is one of the major staple foods in Nigeria, consumed across all geopolitical zones and socioeconomic classes. The milling process is the most important step in rice production because it determines the nutritional, cooking, and sensory qualities of crude rice. The FAO has reported that managing rice processing and the resulting byproducts into more sustainable applications would be beneficial. Depending on the strain of rice and technique utilised, up to 40% of the yield is lost in the milling process due to the discarding of the byproducts. The byproducts of rice are broken rice, the husk, and the bran layer. Being able to utilise these byproducts in alternative industries would, therefore, improve the yield and sustainability of rice production.
Keywords: Broken rice, processing and packaging, rice flour
Contact Address: Faith Enoche Antenyi, University of Agriculture, College of Animal Science, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria, e-mail: antenyifaithgmail.com