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Rice flour for the highest quality standards

White rice flour is characterized by a high starch content of ±78 %, and contains a fair amount of hypo-allergenic protein. Thanks to the ease of digestion of both rice starch and rice protein, and the very interesting amino acid profile of the latter, being closely related to breast’s milk amino acid profile, rice flour is widely used in baby food like infant cereals.
Whole grain rice flour also imparts some additional fibre and lipids, of which an important part of latter being composed of unsaturated fatty acids.
BENEO offers an extensive range of rice flours from different rice varieties with different particle sizes and qualities including baby food quality, organic, wholegrain and instant grades.

BENEO Rice flours works very well in:

  • Batters and breading
  • Extruded (puffed) cereals
  • Fruit and vegetable based infant jars
  • Gluten-free baked goods
  • Gluten-free pasta
  • Infant cereals
  • Pâté
  • Soups and sauces
  • Ready-to-eat meals
  • Gluten-free pizza

Technical Benefits

Exceeding baby food standards
For rice intended for BF-grade ingredients, BENEO developed a specific sourcing strategy in close collaboration with rice farmers and millers. In a Full Supply Chain Control (FSCC) process, BENEO monitors rice quality and the supply chain from field, farmer, storage, miller until delivery at the production facilities. This process allows transparency of agricultural and primary processing practices starting from the field. The BF rice and farmer/miller selection is driven by agricultural practice such as controlled and recorded use of plant protection aids, only stringent hygiene requirements during harvest, storing and handling as well as highest achievable level of rice purity.
This FSCC approach ensures our BF rice flours not only meet but also exceed both today’s baby food regulation and market requirements. Rice flour is especially popular in baby food thanks to its ease of digestion of both starch and protein, creating in addition pleasant and creamy textures.
Excellent performance in gluten-free products
We have developed a range of micronized rice flours showing improved performance over standard milled flours in gluten-free products like bread, cake and pasta. Our native rice flour eliminates the need for a complex combination of multiple starch and flour types, and keeps the ingredient list simple and clean.
In gluten-free products, our specialty rice ingredients proved very popular as main ingredients in high quality products formulations (matching close to their wheat-based counterparts). On demand, we can share a wide range of recipes that deliver both on excellent texture and clean, gluten-free taste with strong nutritional profiles.
Texture impact in breakfast cereals and coated snack products
Using rice flours in extruded breakfast cereals has an unrivalled advantage. Thanks to the unique rapid hot-set property of rice flour upon cooling, porosity of the cereal can be easily controlled, crispiness enhanced and bowl life extended.
When used in coatings of snack products commonly based on wheat flour, rice flour offers a gluten-free alternative and provides a significant beneficial impact on crispiness sensation, and adhesive properties of the snack coating.
We offer various ingredient types with different qualities and specifications (including organic and clean label options). Our experts are happy to help you identify the ideal solution to your specific application requirements. For details ingredients information, take a look at our Ingredient Finder.

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