Hominies - or flaking grits – are corn grain fragments used for various applications: in breakfast cereals (cornflakes) or in snacks (puffed cakes).
Limagrain Ingredients offers very high-quality hominies with various grain sizes.
Corn flakes and puffed cakes made from our hominies have one thing in common: simple and clear labelling (corn grain) as well as optimal quality and consistency. Access to Limagrain Ingredients genetic resources has resulted in the development of specific EUROPLATA corn varieties. These varieties are flint corns, allowing the extraction of large hominies for crispy corn flakes. They are also perfect for producing light and tasty puffed cakes.
Our perfect mastery of corn varieties allows us to guarantee the consistent high quality of our corn ingredients. Our hominies all bear the Limatrace guarantee assuring compliance with mycotoxin, pesticide and allergen standards, full traceability, consistency, functionality and respect for the environment.
The different ingredients have a grain size adapted to different applications: larger for corn flakes or smaller for puffed cakes.
The consistency of our corn hominies gives our finished products a uniform texture and a tasty corn flavour loved by consumers.
The main application of this ingredient, cornflakes made from our hominies are sourced from French corn from Auvergne specifically. Our varieties are developed for the breakfast cereals market, specifically corn flakes. These are flint corns, allowing the extraction of large hominies for crispy corn flakes.
On their own or mixed with other cereals or pulses, our smallest hominies are also perfect for producing light and crispy puffed cakes.