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MICROWAVE DRIED AND EXPANDED CRISPS, FLAKES AND CUBES

Microwave dried products (MD Products) can be formed as crisps, flakes and cubes. The products can be flavoured, coloured and sweetened as needed and the composition can be highly customized. Microwave dried products can consist of many materials such as starch, protein, dietary fiber and can also be combined with nutrients such as minerals, trace-elements, amino acids or other health ingredients. The mixtures are dried and expanded by microwave, granulated under dry conditions and can be differently shaped. Volume, crispiness and the speed of re-absorption of water by the products can be adjusted by variating the drying conditions.

ADVANTAGES OF MICROWAVE DRYING
  • Short heating time maintains the flavor and the color of raw materials
  • Heating power can be easily adjusted by microwave intensity (watt power)
    • High energy drying: fast evaporation but short time needed, higher temperature
    • Low energy drying: slow evaporation but more time needed, lower temperature
  • Microwave drying speed also determines the release of water steam and hot air bubbles from the food
    • The size and the speed of steam and air bubble release during the evaporation can be adjusted
    • This determines the texture, the specific product density and the speed of water absorption
  • Microwaves are able to dry the food at the same time from both sides: inside and the outside
    • Highly homogenous and stable quality product
MICROWAVE DRYING AND EXPANDING TO BIGGER AND CRISPY GRANULES
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Microwave Processing allows to produce various shapes of materials

Microwave drying guarantees a wide variety of raw materials with desirable shapes that fit into the costumer’s applications and requirements:

Examples of microwave dried products
MD PRODUCT TYPES
  • MD Fruit (strawberry, blueberry, orange, mango, lemon)
  • MD Protein (soy protein, textured protein)
  • MD Egg (scrambled egg)
MD APPLICATION TYPES
  • Confectionary (donuts, brownies, cakes, cookies, ice cream toppings, chocolate)
  • Bars (nutritional or protein bars)
  • Instant (ice cream, meals)
  • Salad (topping)
  • Meal replacements and protein shakes

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