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Rice Products and Innovations

   From the past to the present, the development of Thai rice continues to nake progress to meet thr ever charging demands. From long-accumulated knowledge and wisdom, to the use of modern technologies and innovations to complete the production circle, everyting has been geared to developing products for the modern consumers. Today, Thai rice is no longer just a staple food on the table.
   It is widely known that Thailand’s white and glutinous rice can be processed into rice flour. That offers to wider creation of products such as noodles and snacks. Flour from Thai rice has also undergone high-technological processes to produce a new product that can substitute for wheat flour in bakery and many more dishes. It also qives new alternatives to people who are allergic to gluten in wheat products.
Snacks
Ready-to-eat food products and snacks produced from rice flour can be prepared as roast dry-cooked flakes or dough. These products may be mixed with other types of grain with additional flavourings, vitamins, minerals, and protein.
Noodles
Noodles come in various sizes – thin, medium, large, or roll. Many types of noodle are suitable for soup or stir-fried dishes.
Riceberry Bakery Flour
One of the latest innovations is baking flour derived from riceberry rice instead of wheat, as an alternative for those who are allergic to gluten in wheat. The flour is purple and has high nutritional value. Corn starch is added to prevent the flour from hardening.
   The industrial process of rice production does not manufacture only polished rice grains. By-products of rice such as chaffs, rice bran, and rice germ, are also collected and extracted to make so many more useful products than one may think.
Rice Bran Oil
Bran is the envelope holding the grain and its germ and is the part with the most nutrients, but which is polished off when milling turns brown rice into white rice, so one innovation has been the extraction of raw bran oil, packaged in either bottles or capsules. Rice bran oil is superior to other vegetable oils in that it is rich in vitamin E and gamma-oryzanol, a natural substance with antioxidant properties which helps lower cholesterol.
White Butter and Artificial Cream without Tans Fat
Trans fat formed during food processing is deemed dangerous; it is seen as a major cause of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The United States has issued regulations banning the use of trans fat in food and drink production as of June 2018, while Thailand still has trans fats in many products such as shortening (a main ingredient in baking) and creamer. Thus research has been carried out to produce white butter and artificial cream without the formation of trans fat. The answer was found in rice bran oil, which is not only devoid of trans fat but contains beneficial vitamin E and gamma-oryzanol.
Pseudo-Coconut Milk from Cereal
Rice bran oil mixed with sunflower oil and soy protein gives a new product used as a substitute to coconut milk, which has its consistency and taste, for patients with heart disease or high cholesterol who cannot consume milk as a rule. The advantage of the cereal cream is that it has no cholesterol and three times less saturated fat than coconut milk, as well as antioxidants derived from the rice bran.
Scrub from broken rice
Made from two types of rice, Hom Mali and riceberry, the rice embryos or broken rice from rice grown in a natural way is processed into pellets of scrub to ensure that the scrubbing cream or soap is free of chemicals.
Multipurpose gloss cream
Processing of rice bran oil as a dietary supplement or a cosmetic also produces waste oil which, in the latest innovation, is turned into multipurpose gloss or glaze cream, to use instead of synthetic waxes produced by the petrochemical industry or of natural waxes imported from abroad. This gloss cream is odourless and chemical-free. It also contains gamma-oryzanol from the rice bran oil. It helps reduce deterioration of automotive interior parts, such as seats and dashboard instruments and also provides UV protection.
Rice chaff tableware
Natural waste like chaff has now been processed into tableware products such as plates, bowls, spoons and forks, to attract the people who care about health and the environment.
   Today, Thai rice teams up with cutting-edge innovations and serious research and development to bring about various products madw with starch and modified starch from rice. types of rice extracts full of beneficial elements, are also used in many related industries – food for health, general commodities, cosmetics, medical products, and even construction materials. We can now say that “Rice is all around”.
   Not only are these products value-added to Thai rice, they also help improve the quality of life and answer the needs of modern society. This clearly signifies the incessant development of Thai rice.
Food supplements
Extracts from many strains of rice are rich in vitamines for different beneficial purposes. They are now produced in the form of food supplements that are good for your health.
Energy drink
An energy drink is made from brown Hom Mali rice by adding enzymes to convert starch into glucose, which provides energy fast, and then mixing it with herbs, vitamins B3, B6 and B12, niacin and the amino acid L-Arginine. This energy drink gives a boost to the nervous system and an impression of freshness and vigour.
Rice powder
It is well known that powder usually contains talcum, a carcinogenic mineral which can accumulate in the lungs and therefore can be harmful. Research has been made to find a safer substitute, and one alternative is rice. Low-protein rice flour is modified through a chemical and physical process to achieve hydrophobic flour absorbing moisture and also absorbing three times more fat than ordinary flour. Besides, the product is friendly to the environment and to users as it decomposes naturally, does not contain noxious talcum, and does not foster allergies or irritations on the sensitive skin of babies.
Rice powder puff
Besides powder for the body, Thai rice flour can be used as a raw material in the production of powder puff for women. It does not contain any hazardous substance such as talcum, and it has biological molecules with antioxidant properties, inhibiting enzymes that darken the skin and helps to slow down the ageing process. As the substance reduces inflammation, it helps get rid of acne. It can be rinsed thoroughly without leaving any chemical residue.
Lipstick
Ordinary lipstick is made from synthetic dyes which often contain heavy metals, so an innovative lipstick using natural raw materials has been sought – and found, using rice flour and rice bran oil as the main ingredients. The secret is in the use of organic rice and fruit and vegetables pigments instead of synthetic dyes to make sure that the lipstick is 100% safe. The rice bran oil in the lipstick also helps reduce wrinkles and dark skin around the lips, as well as harm caused by exposure to sunlight. An experiment with some forty people over two months showed fuller lips and a lighter area around the mouth.
Skincare
Thai organic rice has been researched and processed into many skincare products, be it a moisturising cream extracted from germs of jasmine rice mixed with herbs and a protein derived from silk, a face-cleaning foam which doesn’t generate bubbles, a cream which can absorb facial cosmetic residues and dead skin cells, or a hair tonic extracted from rice bran oil and berries, bergamot, grapefruit and butterfly pea, to reduce hair loss and stimulate new growth.
Haemostatic gel and sponge
Rice flour is purified and sterilised. Then its physical structure is adapted into a haemostatic material in the form of either gel or sponge. Both models are able to stop bleeding quickly and are biodegradable in the body without toxic residue or any danger to the patient. Also, they are three times cheaper than imported gelatine slabs.