Bulgur Wheat Processing Systems

Bulgur is a whole grain, cereal food made from several different wheat species, most often durum wheat. It can benefit from milling and size reducing. It is seen most in Middle Eastern cuisine and Mediterranean Basin, and is known for its light, nutty flavor.

Making wheat into bulgur for consumption originated in the Mediterranean region and has been an essential part of Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years.

In the past, bulgur wheat was an excellent source of food. It is resistant to mold contamination and insect infestation and has the ability to be stored for lengthy time periods. The processing method that was used thousands of years ago is still used today in some small villages in the Eastern Mediterranean. Typically, bulgur wheat is boiled in large pots and then spread out to dry in the sun. The kernels are then cracked and harvested for various uses based on their size. Although it has been altered to keep pace with large scale manufacturing processes, the basic steps of preparation are still followed to keep the same results.

Bulgur wheat is considered a near “perfect food” because of the amount of nutrients, palatability, and storage quality. The finer grains of bulgur wheat are what are primarily used for food production such as breakfast cereals, salads, breads, and dessert puddings.

When bulgur wheat is used in breads, it adds a whole grain component. It is also a main ingredient in tabbouleh salad and kibbeh. In Indian and Pakistani cuisine, bulgur wheat is used to make a common porridge with milk and sugar or a savory porridge with vegetables and spices. In the United States, it is used more as a side dish, sometime replacing rice or couscous.

The ONIX Corporation has it in their ability to process numerous co-products to fit your company or industry needs. Our processing systems can handle numerous materials and co-products that you may not know what to do with. We have the ability to work with materials such as, but not limited to, apple pomace, citrus pomace, sludge, alfalfa, bagasse, coffee grounds, sawdust, bulgur wheat and much more. Our equipment is engineered to fit your specific needs. If you feel that The ONIX Corporation may be of assistance to you, please don’t hesitate to research more about our alternative fuel systems, including rotary drum dryers and material handling solutions. Whether dealing with processing bulgur wheat, or something else, it never hurts to give us a call to learn more.

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