Rice based Liquid Glucose plant

Glucose has a famously strong sugar flavor, and it plays an important role in the human body in addition to being very useful in the kitchen. Liquid glucose is a solution of glucose suspended in liquid and is an extremely pure form of glucose which has a concentrated flavor. Glucose is produced commercially via the enzymatic process of Starch and starch is produced from Rice.

Synonyms

Rice Syrup or Glucose Syrup

Properties

Liquid glucose (sp. Gravity 1.43) is a thick, syrupy, colorless to yellowish liquid obtained by the partial hydrolysis of Starch. It contains, water 14.20% dextrose maltose 31-55% ash, 0.5-0.8% and per obtain 0.02%.

Average Analysis of Rice in India

 

Starch 74%
Protein 9.2%
Fat 1.6%
Fibers 1.2%
Moisture 12%
Others 2%

 

  • Applications

Food Industry

Liquid Glucose is widely used as nutritional supplement and sweetener in food production-

  • Making Candies, Chocolates
  • Making Ice creams, Canned Fruits
  • Fruit Juices and beverages
  • Making breads and puddings
  • Making cold drinks and beverages
  • Making Jams, Jellies and other dairy products

 

Leather Industry

  • Used as antioxidant
  • Used for pliability and weight to the leather.
  • Used in shoe polish to prevent caking and also results in a quicker and better shine

 

Pharmaceutical Industry

Liquid Glucose is widely used as nutritional supplement oral tablets and as buffering agent in injection.

 

Agriculture/Animal Feed

Liquid Glucose is widely used as Buffering agent in veterinary medicine and nutrition supplement in Agriculture/Animal Feed.

 

  • Market Survey

Starch is an abundant carbohydrate distributed worldwide in plants. Starch has been a major ingredient in man’s diet over the centuries. As such 80% of the total production for liquid glucose and 60 percent of total production for dextrose is used by drugs and pharmaceutical industry. In addition it has become a major industrial raw material. Indian starch industry mainly consumes Rice/maize as input raw material.

Rice is doing wonderful things in our everyday life. Rice is present in one form or other in-

  • The Food we eat
  • The Milk we drink
  • The Chocolates/Biscuits we take
  • The Clothes we wear
  • The Paper we read
  • The Medicines we take etc.

 

  • Process Description

The wet milling process can be divided into seven major steps-

  1. Grinding and Milling
  2. Dissolving Process
  3. Jet Cooking
  4. Liquefaction Process
  5. Filtration
  6. Carbon Treatment
  7. Ion-exchange Process
  8. Multiple effect evaporator
  9. Batch Evaporator
  10. Ring Dryer