Pasta

Gluten-Free Pasta technologies

Versatile solutions in response to the challenges of gluten-free pasta production.

Facing new market demands, people's needs and the availability of raw materials in each country, it is of paramount importance to be able to develop gluten-free products while ensuring their highest quality.

The gluten-free future: a nutritional and cultural revolution

The rise of celiac disease and food intolerances, have generated a growing demand for gluten-free products, making processes and equipment for the production of gluten-free foods even more central. This trend has also stimulated the development of a niche of consumers who are attentive to the nutritional values of foods, preferring a lifestyle that favors more digestible and protein-rich foods.
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Parallel to these changes, the adoption of local crops and raw materials has become an essential avenue in the promotion of sustainable production, which is likely to improve food security, also in developing countries. This approach not only meets the needs of modern consumers, but also leads the way for a nutritional and cultural revolution that embraces diversity and sustainability.
Defining quality in gluten-free pasta

A gluten-free pasta is defined as quality if it meets precise requirements in terms of organoleptic characteristics and expectations of markets and consumers. To be in line with this principle, both the production process and the finished product must correctly interpret the market in which they are found, through constant technological development that allows gluten-free pasta to be made worldwide.

The versatility of GEA's production lines for gluten free pasta make it possible to process different types and formats of aglutinic pasta:

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Dry Pasta

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Fresh Pasta

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Ready Meals

Alternative raw materials

Crafting gluten-free pasta of superior quality is now more achievable than ever, thanks to GEA's advanced technology. By leveraging the natural starches in alternative raw materials such as rice, corn, tapioca, lentils, beans, fava beans, and chickpeas, GEA's state-of-the-art processing solutions facilitate the gelatinization process essential for producing gluten-free pasta that doesn't compromise on texture or structure.

Drying is a critical phase in gluten-free pasta production, where meticulous control is paramount to achieve the desired quality attributes such as color, fragrance, and texture. GEA's advanced drying systems are pivotal in fine-tuning these attributes of gluten-free pasta. By expertly regulating temperature, humidity, and airflow, GEA technology ensures that the final product not only meets but exceeds customer expectations, delivering pasta that is consistently perfect in every aspect.

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Clean label pasta from 100% native legumes flours.

Thanks to the GEA’s lines versatility during the starch gelatinization phase, we have realized a product with superior characteristics, without added additives in the dry blend such as emulsifier and alginates, resulting in a product which is made from 100% native legume flour.

Plus, our dedicated R&D area, complete with pilot plants, flexible production lines, and cutting-edge analysis laboratories, ensures that every aspect of pasta production is meticulously tested and optimized.

Expertise from ingredients to packaging: GEA full processing line for gluten-free pasta.

At GEA, we are able to offer complete solutions for the production of gluten-free pasta, embracing every stage of the production cycle; from the management of raw materials to the final packaging of the product. Thanks to our extensive experience in the pasta market, we have developed state-of-the-art technologies that enable us to respond precisely to the needs of an ever-changing market.

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Our capabilities extend beyond the boundaries of simple production, touching the very essence of food science. With in-depth knowledge of food gelatinization processes, we help our customers by analyzing starch to ensure the optimal quality of the final product. Each ingredient is processed with its unique characteristics in mind, ensuring that its intrinsic value is never compromised during processing.

The flexibility of our process lines allows our customers to process a wide range of agglutinic raw materials, tailoring production to specific industry requirements. We provide advanced technologies for processing native flours, supporting tailored gelatinization that respects the quality of the finished product. Our goal is to provide food manufacturers with the tools they need to meet and satisfy the tastes and culinary traditions of an international audience, thus celebrating unity in the diversity of the food world through innovative technological solutions.

A solution for each stage of the production process.

In gluten-free recipe development, starch's binding properties are pivotal. However, gelatinized starch can lead to dough swelling, affecting the final product's thickness.

To mitigate this, GEA meticulously adjusts extrusion parameters and dies construction based on raw material behavior. Working closely with R&D, we ensure optimal dies selection and parameter adjustment, enhancing efficiency and product quality in the ever-expanding gluten-free market.

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Dies and Moulds

GEA Dies and Moulds Department studies and develops systems that cover all the shaping process phases in pasta and snack processing lines, including shaping, cutting, cleaning and maintenance of the dies. GEA provides equipment...

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Packaging

GEA experience and know-how in pasta production is reflected in the study of packaging solutions aimed at improving the appeal of the final product. Our in-depth expertise in each stage of the dry pasta production chain enables...

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Storage and Handling

GEA offers complete systems or individual machines for conveying, dosing, cleaning, recycling and storage of flour, grains and short pasta. Our advanced technology, applied to design and production, makes it possible to optimize...

Ask the GEA Expert

At GEA, facilitating the advancement of new projects in the dry pasta industry is our ongoing mission. We specialize in assisting you in designing customized production processes, analyzing raw materials, developing new pasta formats, conducting product testing, and much more. Let's get in touch with our team of experts at GEA to enhance your business and bring your pasta production goals to the next level.

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