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Unformatted text preview: kernel contains four major components: starch, protein, oil, and fiber. These kernel components are processed to create thousands of different products for all sorts of uses. In the mill, kernels are broken down into their basic components, which are then transformed into the basic corn products that are used in so many of the products we use. Wet milling involves soaking corn in warm Wet milling water, a process called steeping. The steepwater is drawn off and the softened kernels go to degerminating mills and separators, where the germ is removed and the oil extracted. The remaining parts starch, gluten and hulls are ground and passed through screens for hull removal. The starch and gluten are then separated, and the starch is washed and dried to be used as starch or converted into sweeteners or ethanol. From one bushel of corn (~56 lb.)
1.6 Pounds of Corn Oil
Cooking Oil, Margarine, Mayonnaise, Salad Dressing, Shortening, Soups, Printing Ink, Soap, Leather Tanning AND
13.5 Pounds of 21% Protein Gluten Livestock & Poultry Feed, Pet Food
2.6 Pounds of 60% Gluten Meal
Amino Acids, Fur Cleaner, Poultry Feed From one bushel of corn (~56 lb.)
From 32 Pounds of Starch
Adhesives, Batteries, Cardboard, Crayons, Degradable Plastics, Dyes, Plywood, Paper, Antibiotics, Chewing Gum OR
33 Pounds of Sweetener
Shoe Polish, Soft Drinks & Juices, Jams and Jellies, Canned Fruit, Cereal, Licorice, Peanut Butter, Pickles, Catsup, Marshmallows OR
2.7 Gallons of Ethanol/Alcohol
Motor Fuel Additive, Alcoholic Beverages, Industrial Alcohol Basic products made from corn.
Primary ProductsStarch Dextrose Primary Products
Corn Syrups Ethanol Additional Products SolublesProtein & FiberGerm Starch
There are many food, drug, cosmetic, and industrial uses for corn starch. The starch can also be converted into dextrose and corn syrup, both of which have multiple consumer and industrial uses. Dextrose
Dextrose is a pure crystalline sugar that is created in a reaction betwe...
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