With over 300 freeze dryers installed worldwide and more than 40 years experience, Cuddon's freeze drying equipment is used in a wide range of industries across the world.

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Do freeze-dried fruits have the same nutritional value as fresh fruits?

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Aug 24, 2016 12:06:38 PM

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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What is the gas ballast on a vacuum pump for?

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Aug 22, 2016 4:30:00 PM
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Topics: Freeze dry video

Changing the oil in the vacuum pump on an FD80

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Aug 8, 2016 3:50:24 PM
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Topics: Vacuum pump oil change

Checklist for preparing products to Freeze Dry

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Jun 9, 2016 2:07:23 PM

The following information will assist to understand selection of capacity and product and throughput when forming your User Requirement Specification:

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Freeze Drying Pet Food

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on May 24, 2016 1:18:58 PM

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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Topics: Freeze dry pet food

Setting a Recipe for a Freeze Dryer

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Feb 10, 2016 11:23:03 AM

A Recipe or ‘heat profile’ is a system of applying energy to the product to make it boil dry.

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Dairy Industry - The Lactoferrin Story

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Aug 27, 2015 4:11:34 PM


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.

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Freeze Drying Flowers

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Jun 22, 2015 3:45:00 PM

Freeze drying can be used for preserving flowers and is particularly popular for wedding bouquet preservation. Petals can also be freeze dried and used for decorations at weddings, dinner parties and other occasions, for decorating cakes and scattering on tables etc.

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Laboratory Freeze Drying

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Jun 18, 2015 3:33:00 PM

The freeze drying process has important applications in the pharmaceutical R&D and biotechnology industries, and laboratory freeze drying is used to stabilise, store or increase the shelf life of sensitive biological materials.

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Pharmaceutical Freeze Drying

Posted by Blair Kibblewhite on Jun 17, 2015 3:29:00 PM

The freeze drying process has important applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and pharmaceutical freeze drying is now a standard process used to stabilise, store or increase the shelf life of drug products and other biologicals.

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