Drying of foods is one of the oldest methods of food preserving, dating back to the middle age period. The pre-historic people used the sun, the wind and the smokey-fire to dry food products. Now in the modern times with the advent of technology, electrical dehydrators take less time and dry food items in a better and efficient way.
Dehydration is basically removing the water or moisture content from the food materials to aid in its preservation. This prevents any possible chemical reaction inhibiting the growth of micro-organisms thus, extending the shelf life of the food products. The method of drying varies depending upon the materials used.
Common methods used:
- Sun drying
- Freeze drying
- Microwave drying
- Vacuum drying
- Infrared radiation drying
- Drying by hot air flow
Dehydration process is majorly used in the food industry, making an effort to provide tasty and nutritional food products keeping intact its original constituents and vitamins. It can also be used in the below listed industries :
- Processed food industry: In these modern times with the increase in more of working class people and the equally increasing time constraints, created a huge demand for consumption of processed/ canned foods. These food items are prepared and packed followed after a long process. The food items are dehydrated to ensure long shelf life and maintain its nutritional value. This is done with the help of various types of dehydrators depending on the type and other characteristics of the food item.
- Chemical industry: Dehydrators are used in chemical industry to provide the accurate level of heat to the chemicals and thus making it fit to use in various other products.
- Pharmaceutical industry: This is a very sensitive industry demanding perfection and accurateness in all its function for preparing the required formula. A different category of lab equipments are provided to the pharmaceutical industry to assist them in creating the perfect medications.
- Paper Industry: The pulp or the molasses are dried, compressed and treated under perfect heat temperature by the dehydrators to produce paper in its different shapes and forms.
Commonly used dehydrated foods:
- Dried Fruits (cranberries, cherries, apricots, pineapple, apples, bananas, plums and grapes.)
- Dried vegetables (potatoes, root vegetables, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, chilis and herbs)
- Dried Seeds
- Instant processed food items (instant noodles, soups, pastas and other snacks)
- Packaged/canned items
- Dairy products (milk powder)
- Dried fish/meat
Benefits of Dehydration:
- Increases shelf life
- Portable over long distances
- Enhances taste
- Healthy to consume
- Preserve original form for a long time
To get the best and accurate results as output, it is very critical to perform these functions in proper order and that is exactly what we at KERONE will assist you at. We provide both batch as well as continuous type dehydrating plants and also diverse variety of Industrial Ovens and Dryers .Our dehydrators excel in hassle free installation and functioning and are also technically advanced to set and monitor dehydrating time, moisture level, weight of food under process at different times.
We provide high end dehydrators that cater to the requirements of our valued clients. Our dehydration plants are designed and manufactured with streamlined engineering in such a way that the output adheres to the international food and safety standards as well as providing fast and efficient operations.