Method for pretreating grain before milling

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PATENT NO 9795157
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14288024

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Cereal grain is pretreated before milling, by selectively removing a first fraction of husk components of the cereal, wherein the first fraction includes the outer husk components of the dampened cereal, and wherein 0.2 to 2% by weight of the cereal is removed, then dampening and conditioning the cereal, then selectively removing a second fraction of husk components of the cereal, wherein the second fraction substantially contains dietary fibers of the dampened cereal. The method makes it possible to efficiently obtain contamination-free total dietary fibers. An apparatus for carrying out the method, and advantageous uses of the total dietary fibers are also described.

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GENERAL MILLS INCNUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BOULEVARD PO BOX 1113 M04-A MINNEAPOLIS MN US 55426

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Eugster, Walter Niederuzwil, CH 7 1
Schill, Uwe Winterthur, CH 2 0
Winter, Jurgen Niederuzwil, CH 4 7

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