Product Examples: Wheat, rice, millet, maize, barley, buckwheat, quinoa, and chia

Gentle Processing™ Objective: Reduce moisture, fungal infections, and bacteria.

Edible grains and flours are a large part of a staple diet in most parts of the world. Whole grains packed with  vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and proteins are a crucial part of a healthy meal.

However, fungi and insect infestations can have a drastic impact on the nutritional content of these foods. Conventional methods of grain storage, packing, processing and transport result in significant loss of volume and nutritional content. Traditional heating methods eliminate moisture unevenly and uneven moisture in cereals can lead to mould in a very short span of time. Uneven heating can also cause temperature differentials on the surface of these cereals, causing the kernels to crack. This process is internally and externally destructive to the grains.

Gentle Processing™ evenly reduces the moisture content in grains and eliminates fungi, while retaining natural nutrients.

Benefits of Gentle Processing™:

  • Drying of grain or flour by the highly-engineered Gentle Processing™ technique ensures an optimal band of moisture content.
  • Preferential heating of water molecules and live organisms results in uniform drying and dis-infestation, therefore increased shelf life
  • The even and concentrated drying process destroys small eggs (cysts) of pests and insects within the product.