How the type of starch can influence pelleting


Pelleting of animal feed leads to physical and chemical changes to the ingredients, including the gelatinisation of starch. Starch gelatinisation is probably one of the three most important and effective drivers for improved pelleting, together with steam management, compression ratio and friction.

Next to protein, starch is also one of the primary ingredients used in animal feed. However, starches from different sources offer a range of functional properties that need to be considered. Not only from a nutritional perspective but also from a technological aspect.

What you will learn:

  • Starch from different sources: structure and function
  • How to characterize starch in pelleting
  • Effect of lipids and protein
  • How lignin-based pelleting aids can help solve gelatinisation problems
How the type of starch can influence pelleting
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