Paddy Rice / Rice

The form of rice which the outermost layer is not removed from the grains is called paddy rice. Rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s human population. Besides its great value as a source of nourishment, it is also widely used in industry. A rice grain consists of a caryopsis with an inner husk and a shell wrapping it without sticking. The inner husks do not even come off the caryopsis after the harvest. And this product with inner husks is called paddy rice. Whereas the husks are removed in brown rice but it does not go through a polishing process. Brown rice is also called “cargo rice” in commercial operations. On the other hand rice is the end product which is polished after its layers removed. Rice husks: They are the hard protecting coverings of rice grains. Rice bran: It is the hard outer layer of a grain. It is a component of wheats, mixtures and concentrated vitamins. Rice bran which does not have the food quality is generally used in animal food. Broken rice: It is the damaged white rice, smaller than three-quarters of a whole grain. It is normally used in rice flour production and animal feeding in pet foods.

Where is it used?

A major amount of rice is consumed directly as food in the world. Also rice grains are milled to obtain rice flour and rice farina. Whereas the leftover stems after the harvest, the rice brans and the flour obtained from the polishing process are given to animals to eat. On the other hand hats, bags, shoes and rush mats are produced from rice straw. Also the ashes of rice roots are mixed into the rice swamps as fertilizers.

Rice Processing Capacities

  • Bandirma Rice Factory 79,200 tonnes per annum
  • Mersin Rice Factory 50,000 tonnes per annum
  • Uzunkopru Rice Factory 50,000 tonnes per annum