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Breakfast: Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1

Why is the most nutritious part of the corn removed from cornflakes? If instant coffee isn’t made by grinding up coffee beans, how is it made? Jimmy Doherty takes a closer look at breakfast foods in this program, attempting to create cornflakes, instant coffee, and granulated sugar from scratch. A BBC Production. Part of the series Jimmy’s Food Factory, Series 1. (29 minutes)

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Extracting Pure Starch
Jimmy Doherty considers how cornflakes are made. Inside his food factory, he removes the bran and the germ from corn kernels. After an hour, Doherty decides to use already prepared corn grits to make corn flakes. He adds flavor to the grits and pressure cooks them for 90 minutes.