A process in which feed material is steeped in water, with or without sulphur dioxide, to soften the seed kernel in order to help separate the kernelís various components. For example, wet-milling plants can separate a bushel of corn into more than 31 pounds of starch (which in turn can be converted into corn sweeteners or ethanol), 15 pounds of animal feed, and nearly 2 pounds of corn oil.
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