Flaking is a process that is widely used for making flaked foods from cereals and millets. Flaked foods are widely consumed as breakfast meal or as snacks all over the world. Here, we’ll be talking about some of the popular flaked food products that are easily available in the retail stores.
3 Main Raw Ingredients
01. Cereal grains or millets
02. Salt and other flavoring agents
03. Vitamins & Minerals
Basic Manufacturing Process
Stage I: Preparing the grains
Stage II: Flaking
“Apart from being used as a breakfast cereal, the crushed flakes can be a substitute for bread crumbs in recipes and can also be incorporated into many cooked dishes.”
Pearl Millet (Bajra) Flakes
Flakes can be prepared from pearl millet. Two recipes usually prepared from these flakes are pearl millet chewda(as a snack item) and pearl millet seasoned wet flakes (as a breakfast item).
Flaked rice (poha, chirwa) is a flattened carbohydrate rich edible food obtained by processing paddy. Flaked rice is obtained after soaking, roasting and flaking paddy.
Corn Flakes are used mainly as breakfast food along with milk. It is economical, convenient, nutritious and flavorful food suitable for daily consumption.
Nowadays, cornflakes are available in different flavours and packaging. For instance, strawberry corn flakes, cornflakes with honey and almond, etc
The estimated area required to set up a cornflake manufacturing plant is 1200 square meters. The total estimated cost of machinery lies between INR 35, 00,000 to INR 45, 00,000.
Multigrain flakes include flakes of various grains. Some of the popular ingredients are wheat flakes, sorghum flakes, rice flakes, rolled oats, sugar, honey, glucose syrup, salt, vitamins & minerals. These can be consumed with warm or cold milk.
Kellogg’s, Bagrry’s,Nestle’sNesPlus, Soulfull&Patanjali are some of the popular brands in the Indian market.
Machinery Cost to set up a Flaking unit: Approximately 50 Lakhs for 100 to 300 kg per hour capacity.