Multigrain extruded chips have gained significant market share as healthier and tasty alternatives to regular potato chips or corn chips. The Clextral R&D Center in Tampa (Florida) has been a leading developer of complete systems for the production of these new-generation chips which are rich in whole grains and fiber and low in fat (average fat content of 20%, compared to 30% in expanded snacks and 40% in traditional chip).
A healthy alternative to a great classical snack
Clextral twin-screw extrusion systems can produce a wide variety of attractive shapes (wavy, square, triangular, scoop-shaped for dips, …), textures (crispy or crunchy) and flavors and can contain visible inclusions. Recipes typically include 50% or more whole grains, made from corn, wheat, rice, barley, rye or oats. Multigrain chips can also have a home-made or hand-made look and feel and can be seasoned to cater to local or exotic tastes.
Clextral twin-screw processing expertise
Clextral’s twin-screw cooker extruders, at the core of each multigrain chip processing system, offer the following advantages:
- Ingredient flexibility — processing of a wide range of raw materials and easy changeover
- Production of various shapes and sizes, from wafer-thin crisps to scoop-shaped crunchy chips suitable for dipping
- Multiple flavors and colors
- PLC control of production to ensure optimized process parameters for each recipe
- Intensified processing to reduce water and energy consumption
Clextral provides its clients with a full range of services to create, test and simulate production of new innovative multigrain chips. Clextral has experts on all continents and state-of-the-art laboratories in France and in the US to turn good ideas into profitable products.
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