Peeling

Peeling is a critical step in preparation for processing because the amount of material removed directly affects final product yield. Peel removal normally ranges from 1 to 10% by weight of raw product in chipping plants and from 10 to 25% in French fry plants. Steam peelers followed by abrasive peeling types are the most common. Abrasive peelers function by contact between tubers and an abrasive coating on moving rolls, drums, or disks to physically erode the peel from the tuber. The removed peel is then flushed away with flowing water. Steam peeling softens the peel at tuber surfaces via the action of heat and pressure in an enclosed vessel. Water sprays and brushes are used to remove the softened peel after the tubers exit the pressure vessel. Time and temperature settings are critical to controlling depth of peel softening and removal in the steam process.

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Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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