I had an opportunity to dry some pet food and wanted to see the difference between a drying time of 18 hrs at a high heat verses dropping the heat down at the end of the cycle over 22hrs.
Cuddon Freeze dryers are designed with quality, durability and easy of use in mind. Our heat modules are an example of this with 4 benefits over other freeze dryer styles.
This spreadsheet is designed as a guide to help you work out the bulk density of your product and the maximum loading per tray for our Cuddon Freeze Dryers. All yellow highlighted cells are changeable allowing for your input.
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This question depends heavily on how one defines nutritional value. If you mean specifically the inorganic mineral content, then the answer is flatly yes, freeze-dried fruits have the same inorganic mineral content as fresh fruits. On the other hand if you are more interested in the content of various organic compounds in the fruits, such as organic vitamins, antioxidants, or sugars, the answer becomes slightly more complex.
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The following information will assist to understand selection of capacity and product and throughput when forming your User Requirement Specification:
The trend over the last few years in the pet food industry has been or more natural pet food with freeze drying a main component.
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Milk contains many different types of proteins, each with their own unique properties and economic value. High value proteins such as Lactoferrin are sought after for their antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used extensively in infant formula. The bio-active material is also found in human breast milk and is believed by medical scientists to have immune-enhancing and anti-cancer properties.