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How mills grind grain

How mills grind grain

In grain mills the kernels of wheat are ground. First big break rollers and a sieve separate flour and semolina from branny material. Then the semolina goes through reduction rollers and another sieving process to produce wheatgerm, bran and different grades of flour.

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Jane Tolerton, 'Agricultural processing industries - Grain processing from the 1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/25182/how-mills-grind-grain (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Jane Tolerton, published 11 Mar 2010