All posts in "Cereals sector"
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CEREALS FOR BREAKFAST

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

PRODUCTIONIn 2014, slightly less than 71,440 tonnes were marketed, with year-on-year reductions of 2.7%. It is true that at the beginning of the last decade the consumption of cereals for breakfast in our country was barely around 25,000 tons, but in recent years indicate a clear maturity of this market and the shift of consumer […]

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PASTA

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

DEFINITIONFood pastes are products obtained by drying a non-fermented dough, made from semolina, semolina or durum wheat flour, semi-hard or soft, or in their mixtures, in combination with potable water. They can be divided into two groups: Nutritional, top quality, composite or special (enriched), stuffed and dietetic. Fresh: are the pastes that have not undergone […]

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BREAD

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

The Spanish bread market in 2014 exceeded 1.7 million tonnes. The total value of all this offer is close to 3,940 million euros, maintaining a clear stability in prices. The average price of bread was € 2.32 per kilo. In the case of fresh and frozen breads, it reaches 2.26 euros / kilo, while between […]

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FLOUR

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

PRODUCTION Spain produces about 3.1 million tonnes of flour which has traditionally been sold to the domestic market, although in recent times there has been a clear commitment to internationalization, with export figures of some 214,000 tonnes. 75% of the flour produced in our country is used for bread making in the bakery industries and the […]

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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CEREALS

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Cereals have always been at the base of human food. Over time, man realized that these seeds could be harvested and at the same time, that they should be planted to ensure the supply. Thus, wild cereals became cultivated cereals, and so the man went from being a gatherer to being a farmer. There are still […]

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RICE

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

PRODUCTIONAlmost half of the world’s 7 billion people have rice as the basis of their diet and another large number of the planet’s population consumes this cereal frequently. Of all cereals, rice is the one most used in human food with little transformation.Most of the population that has rice as the basis of their diet […]

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WHEAT

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

In Spain, total wheat production stood at around 6.5 million tonnes in 2014 (1.2 million tonnes less than in 2013), of which 5.7 million tonnes corresponded to the common wheat The rest to the hard. It is noteworthy that durum wheat provides less yields per hectare than soft wheat because it is more rustic and […]

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CORN, BARLEY AND OTHERS

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

BARLEYBy volume of production and cultivated area the barley is the most important cereal of Spain. In 2014 the total production of barley was around 7 million tons. There are two types of barley according to the length of their biological cycle: the common, which are sown in autumn and harvested in early summer, and […]

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INDUSTRY

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Harinera, bakeries and food paste processing industries all come from a common ingredient, cereals.Both semolina and durum wheat flour are products that are made with durum wheat, but they have different texture and, as we have seen, function and use.The semolina comes from the endosperm – the nutrients that surround the wheat seeds – that […]

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PRODUCTION

By Montse Gonzalez / 3 years ago

Due to the importance of cereals in human nutrition, the United Nations (UN) makes a special monitoring of production and consumption in the world in order to prevent humanitarian catastrophes. In 2014, FAO – the UN Food and Agriculture Organization – reported that global cereal production (including grain rice) amounted to 2,532 million tonnes. Of […]