from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The operation of removing the hard, rough, and brittle husk which incloses the rice grain, and the cuticle immediately investing the kernel. This is accomplished primitively by pounding and winnowing, or in improved practice by passing the rough rice between millstones and the separated grain through a special machine called a ‘huller.’ The grain thus treated is said to be cleaned.


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  • In Nigeria, for example, the company has invested $3 million in a formerly defunct rice-milling plant, he said, adding that Olam now generates 30% of its $4 billion annual turnover in Africa.

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  • Another ingredient supplier, NutraCea Inc., a small publicly traded company based in Phoenix, reports seeing an increased demand from food makers for its rice bran, a rice-milling byproduct that until about 20 years ago used to be fit only for animal consumption.

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  • In addition to rice farming, she also does rice-milling.

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  • In addition to her rice-milling & rice selling business, she also does rice-milling for hire for the local area.

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  • She makes average of 180 USD per month from her rice-milling business.

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  • Because of her rice-milling business, her pig farming business also expanded since she can use the bran from the rice milling machine to feed the pigs.

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  • With the loan and income from her business, she was able to buy a rice-milling machine, and the rice seeds.

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  • She joined the fund in 2000; her first loan of 60 USD was invested in her rice-milling business.

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