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, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN574

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Eugster, Walter Niederuzwil, CH 7 1
Schill, Uwe Winterthur, CH 2 0
Winter, Jurgen Niederuzwil, CH 4 7

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SATAKE ENGINEERING CO., LTD. (1)
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BUHLER AG (2)
5036757 Apparatus for shelling and de-germinating corn 10 1989
5650018 Method and apparatus for the scoring of and the preparation for milling of cereal 2 1995
 
SATAKE CORPORATION (4)
5394792 Bran-removing perforated cylindrical body of abrasive type grain milling machine 20 1994
* 5846591 Pretreatment process in flour milling method 11 1997
6457404 Polished cereal processing apparatus 4 2002
6832545 Apparatus for manufacturing no-bran cereal 1 2003
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