Maize (Corn) Products in India

Topics: Maize, Starch, Cornstarch Pages: 2 (639 words) Published: May 26, 2014 presents a report on “Maize (Corn) Products in India” Covering areas like growth drivers, trends in the industry as well as the SWOT analysis of the industry.

The market research report titled Maize (Corn) Products in India (Starch, Glucose, Dextrose, Sorbitol) Trends, Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts (Upto 2017)’ released by Niir Project Consultancy Services, provides a comprehensive analysis on Indian maize products industry. Starch, Glucose, Dextrose and Sorbitol are maize products covered in this report. The report starts with a brief on the global scenario of maize and then proceeds to analyze the Indian scenario. The report provides an overview on Maize as a crop giving information about its soil suitability, sowing seasons and the types of maize that are produced in the nation. Maize is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world. It is also one of the most important cereal crops globally and in India it is the third most important crop after rice and wheat. The suitability of maize to diverse environments is unmatched by any other crop and even every part of the maize plant has economic value: the grain, leaves, stalk, tassel, and cob can all be used to produce a large variety of food and non-food products. As it has yield potential far higher than any other cereal, it is sometimes referred to as the miracle crop or the ‘Queen of Cereals’. It further explains the ways by which maize can be processed and the byproducts after such processes. Maize can be processed by two ways: Dry Milling and Wet Milling. Dry milling of maize produces corn meal, grits, germ and animal feed and wet milling produces starch, gluten and husk. These byproducts of maize processing are used in industries like paper, textiles, pharmaceutical and food & confectionary. Half of the maize in India is consumed as poultry feed, ~1/5 for human consumption and the rest is consumed for starch production, as cattle feed and in breweries....
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