Functional foods are highly appreciated in the market and this indicates a clear tendency towards growth in the food sector and that they add value to traditional foods.
Rice is a staple for many population groups and this makes it ideal to be transformed into a product that is not only healthy but that has effects that go beyond nutrition and help prevent certain diseases.
The most important nutritional and functional components of rice are concentrated in the bran. However, all this is lost in the grain milling process.
Offers technology and industrial plant to formulate and incorporate functional bioactive ingredients to rice - white, parboiled and quick cooking -, and to rice by-products , to obtain products with high added value because of their nutritional qualities, their preventative physiological effects and because they are easy to prepare and are very tasty.