Agro Processing

FOR BETTER PRODUCTS

Corn is the cereal with the highest production worldwide and is used for human consumption, livestock feed, and fuel. Various food technologies are currently used for processing industrially produced maize flours and corn meals in different parts of the world to obtain precooked refined maize flour, dehydrated nixtamalized flour, fermented maize flours, and other maize products. These products have different intrinsic vitamin and mineral contents, and their processing follows different pathways from raw grain to the consumer final product, which entail changes in nutrient composition.

Corn is the main cereal grain as measured by production but ranks third as a staple food, after wheat and rice. The reasons for this fact are varied, but some of them are related to cultural or social preferences and also because in some countries, corn is cultivated as livestock feed. More recently, the use of corn as a biofuel has generated great concern about rises in the market price of corn for consumption, the need to increase cultivable areas, as well as water quality and other ecological damages.

Agro Processing

for quality products

Natural products are perishable and prone to microbial growth. With our processing methods, we ensure that they stay fresh and safe throughout the journey. The automated washing technology removes microbes, harmful pesticides and chemicals, without removing the nutrients.

Agro Processing Workflow

post-harvest supply chain

With secure handling of the produce, Ilera Agro Processing limits wastage and ensures that the products are clean and green. Our state-of-the-art, completely automated processing units can handle cleaning, grading, drying, storage, treatment, packaging and retail re-packing.

The advancements in Agro-processing technology allows us to:

Optimize harvesting time.

Impeccable storing of raw products.

PRODUCT PACKAGING

Ilera Agro Processing produces many important food, industrial and chemical products from corn grain, and in the process produces many important by-products that have increasing nutritional and economic impact to our food supply

WASTE MANAGEMENT

We ensure what comes from our land doesn’t end up in the landfills. Our R&D team develops new products and processes to recycle waste, agricultural residues and by-products for better economic utilization.

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corn pathways to consumer

There is a common, similar initial process between household and industrial preparation of nixtamalized and precooked corn flours that is taken from the traditional way of household preparation. At the point of product 1, the masa or dough is obtained and final products could be prepared. Industrial processing from this point produces the commercial flour that only needs added water and to be cooked at the household level, to obtain the traditional product without repeating all the processing on a daily or regular basis.

We encourage increased production in that we ensure that the necessary inputs such as improved seeds, fertilizers and agro chemicals are employed. We also allocate more resources to agriculture by being a source of ready market purchasing whatever quantities that may be produced.