In the first step the grains will be dehusked in gentle mechanical procedure. For small leaf flakes the grains get crushed and than processed and for big leaf flakes the grains are directly used. Before the flaking the grains are handled in a damper with steam to get formable. After the treatment with steam the grains came into the flaking machine. Between two rollers the grains will be flat depressed. Afterwards the falkes get dried to achieve a long shelf life.
Flakes are specially nutritive, because the whole grains with endosperm and seedling are processed. Cereal flakes are used in muesli, for cooking and for baking.
ZieglerNatur offers a wide range of cereal flakes from certified organic farming.
To get puffed cereals the whole grains will be puffed out with steam or heat treatment. The volume of the grains increases to a multiple of ist original volume. The production of puffed cereals carried out either by the direct or indirect method. In the direct method the whole grains came into a hot container and there are treated with overheated steam and high pressure. Through a abruptly decrease in pressure the water evaporated, the starch change the structure and the volume of the grains increase. The indirect method the grains are first cooked in the extruder and then puffed to reach the increase of the volume. Puffed cereals are offered salted or sweeted and particularly used for muesli. ZieglerNatur offers a wide range of puffed cereal from certified organic farming.
Flour is the fine powder which is generated during the grinding process of grains or seeds. The raw material will be cleaned in various cleaning plants and then crushed in the mill. During the grinding are different size of particles are formed. A maximum even flour should be won. The milling process consists of grinding and sieving. The different large particels are separated from the fine flour and are ground again. Next to the flour are different other products generated: grit, bran, semolina and dunst. A special type of cereal product is the grits and for it the grains are crushed with a grits cutter. Next to the gluten containing cereals, for the processing of baking dough, could also pseudo cereals or oilseeds are grounded. One spezial feature of ZieglerNature is the internal glutenfree grinding. There are only glutenfree products like pseudo cereals or legumes grinded. This enable ZieglerNatur to guarantee the absence of gluten in milling products. ZieglerNatur offers a wide spectrum of flour products form certified organic farming.
Cornflakes are one of the most popular breakfast cereals and they consist mostly of corn. At first the corn will be crushed and then cooked, rolled, dried and concluding roasted. The cornflakes are developed by the two medics and brothers Kellogg. They search for a healthy diet for their patients. Today cornflakes are served sweeted or unsweeted classically in cereal to milk or yoghurt and the flakes are used for baking and cooking. ZieglerNatur offers a wide range of certified organic cornflakes with Amaranth, Buckwheat or Quinoa.