Solve anti-caking, flow and a variety of other manufacturing and/or production challenges

Replace Synthetics and Anti-Caking Agents

dried-food“The Synthetics Replacer,” Nu-FLOW® offers producers an option to replace synthetics or other anti-caking agents including SiO2 tri-calcium phosphate (or talc) with a natural or certified organic ingredient.

Using ‘rice concentrate’ on your label statement gives you a clean, consumer-friendly label while also solving anti-caking, flow and other manufacturing and/or production challenges.

Nu-FLOW is made from rice hulls that are sterilized and ground to a fine powder. The unique functionality comes from the fact that ‘Mother Nature’ causes the rice plant to take up silica from the soil and concentrate it in the hulls of the rice, thereby producing a natural alternative to silicon dioxide or other anti-caking/flow agents.

Applications:

  • Spice Blends
  • Spray Drying
  • Dry Blendingsupplements -Ribus
  • Tableting

Functions:

  • Anti-Caking / Flow Aid
  • Diluent
  • Excipient

Benefits:

  • Improve processing flows
  • Achieve 95%+ organic levels
  • Clean label statements that replace synthetics with ‘rice concentrate’


Case Studies

Data Summary Sheets

Product Analysis:* Protein (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 1 – 3%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 1 – 3%) Fat (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 0 – 2%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 0 – 2%) Moisture (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R <4%) (Natural Nu-FLOW <4%) Carbohydrates (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 60 – 76%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 60 – 76%) Total Dietary Fiber (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 60 – 76%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 60 – 76%) Ash (Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 16 – 22%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 16 – 22%) *Product is natural and variations will occur.

Description: Concentrate of silica from rice, light tan in color, used to replace Silicon Dioxide (a synthetic) as an anti-caking agent.

Nu-Flow 70-R (Organic) Density Loose Density 0.35-38 g/ml Tapped (300 taps) 0.52 g/ml Hulls 8.2#/ft3 Nu-FLOW 31#/ft3 


Typical Use Rates: Anti-Caking Agent
1:1 replacer for SiO2 Pelletizing / Tableting
1:1 replacer for SiO2 Spray Drying
1:1 replacer for SiO2                                                                                                                        

Benefits: Eliminate a Synthetic Clean-up Labels No Maximum Use Rate Reduce Impact on Color

Particle Size Options: Nu-FLOW 70 R: < 70 micron

Label: “Rice Concentrate” or “Rice Hull Concentrate”

Packaging: 35 Lb. bag in a box / 30 boxes per pallet = 1,050 Lbs.

Storage: Store at <90° F (32 Celsius) and >32° F (0 Celsius)

Shelf Life: 2 years

HS Code: 2302.40.0105

Certifications: Certified Organic – Oregon Tilth / EU Gluten-Free (GFCO) GRAS – Self Affirmation Kosher Parve OU

Product Types: Natural Certified Organic

©2011 RIBUS, Inc., Nu-FLOW® is a trademark of RIBUS, Inc.  Made in the USA

Nu-FLOW® 70R

Natural

All per 100 g

Basic Components

Amount

Minerals

Amount

Calories

16

Calcium

57.0 mg

Protein

3g

Iron

10.3 mg

Carbohydrates –

73.3g

Sodium

15.5 mg

Digestible Carbohydrates

0.2g

Silica

17.7g

Dietary Fiber

73.1g

Sugar –

0.2g

Glucose

<0.2g

Fructose

<0.2g

Sucrose

0.2g

Maltose

<0.2g

Lactose

<0.2g

Fat-Total

0.4g

Saturated Fat

0.2g

Monounsat Fat

0.1g

Polyunsat Fat

.1g

Trans Fatty Acids

0

Cholesterol

0

Ash

19.3g

Water

4g

Labeling Recommendations: “Rice Concentrate” or “Rice Hull Concentrate”

Nutrient analysis may vary due to seasonal variations in the natural raw materials.

Nu-FLOW® 70R

Organic

All per 100 g

Basic Components

Amount

Minerals

Amount

Calories

16

Calcium

57.0 mg

Protein

3g

Iron

10.3 mg

Carbohydrates –

73.3g

Sodium

15.5 mg

Digestible Carbohydrates

0.2g

Silica

17.7g

Dietary Fiber

73.1g

Sugar –

0.2g

Glucose

<0.2g

Fructose

<0.2g

Sucrose

0.2g

Maltose

<0.2g

Lactose

<0.2g

Fat-Total

0.4g

Saturated Fat

0.2g

Monounsat Fat

0.1g

Polyunsat Fat

.1g

Trans Fatty Acids

0

Cholesterol

0

Ash

19.3g

Water

4g

Labeling Recommendations: “Rice Concentrate” or “Rice Hull Concentrate”

Nutrient analysis may vary due to seasonal variations in the natural raw materials.

Q. What is it made from?  A. Rice hulls or rice husks, the outer most layer of a grain of rice.  It contains high levels of naturally occurring silica. Q. What color is it?  A. Light tan.  Most spices and powders have some color. Q. Does it have an odor/taste?  A. Limited to no odor and a neutral taste. Q. How much silica does it contain?  A. 18-20% silica and about 70% fiber. Q. What is the particle size?  A. The mean particle size is 40 micron. Q. Is it patented?  A. The product is patent pending. Q. Is it natural/organic?  A. Both types are available, it is US and EU certified organic. Q. What is it used for?  A. Anti-caking agent or flow aid in virtually all systems, foods, and dietary supplements. Q. What is the use rate to replace Silicon Dioxide?  A. Typically it is a one-to-one replacer. Q. Can it be used in a spray dryer?  A. Yes, it can be used in various ways or combinations.

 

 

  • It can be added to the liquid and sent through the dryer (just like silicon dioxide).
  • It can be blended with the dried material as it comes off of the dryer.
  • Or a combination of the two methods above.

Q. Can I use it as a fiber source?  A. Yes, it is high in insoluble fiber. Q. What are some of the more unique applications?  A. Oil absorption on macadamia nut meal to keep them from lumping.  Oil carrier for powder cake mixes. I read that silicon dioxide’s use in organic products is going to be changing, is that true?  Yes, on May 28, 2013 the USDA (USA organic regulators) announced a final rule restricting the future use of silicon dioxide (a synthetic) in organic products so long as “organic rice hulls” are commercially available.  RIBUS is happy to work with you or your organic certifier on the use of Nu-FLOW to replace silicon dioxide.

Product Analysis:*

Protein
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 1 – 3%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 1 – 3%)

Fat
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 0 – 2%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 0 – 2%)

Moisture
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R <4%) (Natural Nu-FLOW <4%)

Carbohydrates
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 60 – 76%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 60 – 76%)

Total Dietary Fiber
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 60 – 76%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 60 – 76%)

Ash
(Organic Nu-FLOW® 70R 16 – 22%) (Natural Nu-FLOW 16 – 22%)

*Product is natural and variations will occur.

Description: Concentrate of silica from rice, light tan in color, used to replace Silicon Dioxide (a synthetic) as an anti-caking agent.

Nu-Flow 70-R (Organic) Density
Loose Density 0.35-38 g/ml
Tapped (300 taps) 0.52 g/ml
Hulls 8.2#/ft3
Nu-FLOW 31#/ft3 


Typical Use Rates:
Anti-Caking Agent     1:1 replacer for SiO2
Pelletizing / Tableting 1:1 replacer for SiO2
Spray Drying               1:1 replacer for SiO2
                                                                                                                       
Benefits:
Eliminate a Synthetic
Clean-up Labels
No Maximum Use Rate
Reduce Impact on Color

Particle Size Options:
Nu-FLOW 70 R: < 70 micron

Label:
“Rice Concentrate” or “Rice Hull Concentrate”

Packaging:
35 Lb. bag in a box / 30 boxes per pallet = 1,050 Lbs.

Storage:
Store at <90° F (32 Celsius) and >32° F (0 Celsius)

Shelf Life:
2 years

HS Code:
2302.40.0105

Certifications:
Certified Organic – Oregon Tilth / EU
Gluten-Free (GFCO)
GRAS – Self Affirmation
Kosher Parve OU

Product Types:
Natural
Certified Organic

 

©2011 RIBUS, Inc., Nu-FLOW® is a trademark of RIBUS, Inc.  Made in the USA

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Nutrition Organic Nu-FLOW
Q. What is it made from? 
A. Rice hulls or rice husks, the outer most layer of a grain of rice.  It contains high levels of naturally occurring silica.

Q. What color is it? 
A. Light tan.  Most spices and powders have some color.

Q. Does it have an odor/taste? 
A. Limited to no odor and a neutral taste.

Q. How much silica does it contain? 
A. 18-20% silica and about 70% fiber.

Q. What is the particle size? 
A. The mean particle size is 40 micron.

Q. Is it patented? 
A. The product is patent pending.

Q. Is it natural/organic? 
A. Both types are available, it is US and EU certified organic.

Q. What is it used for? 
A. Anti-caking agent or flow aid in virtually all systems, foods, and dietary supplements.

Q. What is the use rate to replace Silicon Dioxide? 
A. Typically it is a one-to-one replacer.

Q. Can it be used in a spray dryer? 
A. Yes, it can be used in various ways or combinations.

  • It can be added to the liquid and sent through the dryer (just like silicon dioxide).
  • It can be blended with the dried material as it comes off of the dryer.
  • Or a combination of the two methods above.

Q. Can I use it as a fiber source? 
A. Yes, it is high in insoluble fiber.

Q. What are some of the more unique applications? 
A. Oil absorption on macadamia nut meal to keep them from lumping.  Oil carrier for powder cake mixes.

I read that silicon dioxide’s use in organic products is going to be changing, is that true? 
Yes, on May 28, 2013 the USDA (USA organic regulators) announced a final rule restricting the future use of silicon dioxide (a synthetic) in organic products so long as “organic rice hulls” are commercially available.  RIBUS is happy to work with you or your organic certifier on the use of Nu-FLOW to replace silicon dioxide.