Millbank Technology

Legume Processing

Process legumes such as chickpeas, beans and lentils
Process legumes such as chickpeas, beans and lentils
Friction cooked ground chickpeas can be used to make instant hummus dips
Friction cooked ground chickpeas can be used to make instant hummus dips

ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker is great for legume processing. The unique friction cooking process allows you to convert various legumes into a number of different food products in seconds.

The legumes also need little preconditioning making the ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker one of the fastest ways to process them for human consumption.

Some legumes such as split peas and beans can expand when friction cooked. Grains can be processed along with the legumes to create expanded, extruded food products.

Legumes that can be Friction Cooked

Below are some of the legumes that can be process in the machine. If there is a legume that is not on the list that you’re interested in processing, please get in touch.


  • Chickpeas
  • Split Peas
  • Soybeans
  • Lentils
  • Beans (Kidney Beans, Red Beans, Black Turtle Beans etc.)

Friction Cooked Legume Products

Legumes can be processed into a wide variety of products, depending on your requirements.

Snack Foods

Legumes can make a great base for snack foods, particularly chickpeas and beans, or can be added to other ingredients to add nutrients, taste, colour and texture to finished products.

These products can be flavoured with a huge range of ingredients, whether you want sweet or savoury snacks.

Hummus, Falafel or Bean Dips

The rapid friction cooking process enables you to create a range of shelf stable instant “just add water” dips. Processing chickpeas and then grinding them to a powder creates an instant hummus mix with the addition of water and/or lemon juice. The hummus can easily be flavoured and the mix also used to make falafels.

Beans can be processed in the same way. Following friction cooking, they can be ground into a powder to create an instant bean dip. This can also be flavoured, whether during the process or mixed in with the powder afterwards.

If you’re interested in legume processing, contact us about how you can utilise a ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker in your food business.