How rice straws are made ?

The ban on using plastic straws would cause inconvenience to society as it becomes necessary in daily life. However, do you know that our world already found an alternative way to reduce the daily plastic straws waste? A great product that can replace plastic straws is rice straws – environmentally friendly and edible. Besides, in this article, we can know the process to make rice straw!

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Plastic undoubtedly helped us to manufacture, package more easily, for less money. But, the impacts of plastics in the marine environment pose a significant threat to our planet as well.

” We are rapidly heading towards “Planet Plastics” – Dr. Roland Geyer said, and if we all don’t want to live in this kind of planet and still looking for the solution, let’s check out the New World of Rice Straws which began a wave of successfully concerned in a restaurant and other business services, are made by 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

The Key Ingredient of Rice Straws

Rice straws making has two main ingredients: Rice Flour and Tapioca Starch. All these ingredients are made of rice with 100% raw natural without chemicals.

Rice straws making has two main ingredients: Rice Flour and Tapioca Starch. All these ingredients are made of rice with 100% raw natural without chemicals.

Rice is being cleaned, steamed at a high degree and is blended with the other ingredient Tapioca Starch. The production of Rice flour may include high protein like Gluten, Dietary fiber, Vitamin B which are suitable and healthy replacement to avoid disease and must suitable for people who are on a gluten-free diet. Mixed with the Second main ingredient is Tapioca Starch – is extracted from the cassava root, a tuber native to South America and is quite easy to grow and available in every country. Have you ever curious about its manufacturing? How the Rice Straws are made of?

Here’re 5 steps of Rice Straws Processing

Step 1: Gather Ingredients

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First, to get the procedure started, flour makers need to rinse the rice to chase off all the impurities covering on the outside of each grain. After that, this all rice would be ground with the help of a grinder mixed with water to make rice flour, with 500 gram of Rice flour (may produce 85 straws per bag).

The other ingredients are Tapioca Starch and the color of Rice straws. Natural color is made from vegetable and fruit, likely White (Rice), Orange (Carrot), Green (Amaranth Spinach), Purple (Beetroot) and Grey (Sea-same Seeds), etc.

Step 2: Mixed Rice flour

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After prepared all ingredients needed, rice flour will be added to the mixer machine and be constantly beaten with water till smooth. All well-beaten will be put on the tray to prepare for the next steaming step as the above pictures.

Step 3: Steaming

Workers pour all well-mixed flour onto the steaming machine and wait for it until steamed well.
Then, the final steamed rice flour after being collected will be put into a granulating machine to prevent breakage, brittle and reinforce durability.

Step 4: Create the shape of straws

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In the next step, create the shape for Rice flour straws through the pipe tractor. This machine will form straws of about 3-4m long, after that the workers will cut the straws into pieces then put them back into the hanging rig for sorting out & cutting again (Normal drying time is from 6 to 12 hour).

Workers will straighten each rice straw. The straws are dried and inserted into a cutter into several short sections measuring 8.8 “long, 0.25” diameter.

Step 5: Package

Workers classify, checking quality and package products. On average, 1kg of rice flour produces 50-100 straws, depending on the size. The final Rice straws after being collected would be shipped over to the restaurant or business services to serve our daily use.

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Instruction for preserving Rice straws

Time used in water and other liquids at the normal temperature of rice straws is more than 1 hour 30 minutes.

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For those of you who have never used a rice straw product, you may be worried about how to preserve it but in fact, it is extremely easy to preserve the straw. You only need to store rice straws in a cool, dry place to avoid insects invading. The shelf life of the product 3 years from the date of manufacture printed on the package.

Overall, rice straws are made by 100% biodegradable and zero waste to the environment. These taste straws do not only help our planet to stay clearer but also add extra flavor to choose from and make your drinking more interesting.

When multiplied by billions can it make a huge impact, so why not start by changing our straws habit?

One thought on “How rice straws are made ?

  1. Linda says:

    This is a very good article. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to publishing more such works. There are not many such articles in this field.

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