ICE Make Launches Food Dehydration Device for Farm and Food Processing Sector
Ice Make Refrigeration Limited (Ice Make), one of the leading manufacturer & supplier of cooling solutions equipment, has launched an innovative “Food Dehydration Device for drying various food, vegetable and fruit related items in suitable heat and temperature. The Unique device and equipment which is manufactured by the Company specifically for farm & food processing sector, is a low temperature, low humidity dryer exclusively made for aiding Food Preservation by Drying and Removing Water Particles from the produce. The user-friendly equipment is very handy for drying Food, Fruits, Vegetables, Agricultural Crops & Products, Herbs, Seafood among others.
Mr. Chandrakant P. Patel, Chairman and Managing Director, Ice Make Refrigeration Limited, said ”Traditionally the items and supplies are dried either outdoor using the sunlight or high temperature devices that can normally damage the nutrient content of the food and to address this problem Ice Make has designed the perfect temperature & humidity controlled and energy saving devise. In normal temperature and with proper packaging this device helps the food processing industry enhance the shelf life of their products by 6 to 12 months by effectively dehydrating the food. The unique device uses mechanical energy or refrigeration technology to transfer the heat from a colder area, an ambient temperature to hotter area or drying chamber”
Ice Make Refrigeration has been in the forefront in producing innovative cooling & refrigeration solutions to large number of varied industry sectors such as Dairy, Ice-cream, Food Processing, Horticulture, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Cold Chain, Logistics, Hospitals, Hospitality and Retail among others. We have a basket of over 25 refrigeration solutions products manufactured under the categories like Cold Rooms, Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, Transport Refrigeration and newly added Ammonia Refrigeration. Ice Make also manufactures Solar Cold Room which has been designed for cold storage requirement of farmers in interior areas where proper storage temperature and adequate infrastructure is not available” Mr Patel said.
Mr Patel further added “Fresh foods like vegetables, fruits and aquatic products have high water activity and they are highly heat-sensitive and easily degradable. Water is one of the most important components of foods, affecting fat oxidation, microbiological growth, flavor and texture of dried food products. Dehydration is one of the most common methods used to improve food shelf-life. However, drying methods used for food dehydration must not only be efficient and economic but also yield high quality products based on flavor, nutrients, color, dehydration, uniformity, appearance and texture. Hence, Low Temperature Low Humidity Dryer offers several advantages over conventional hot-air dryers for the drying of food products, including higher energy efficiency, better product quality, and the ability to operate independently outside ambient weather conditions. In addition, this technology is environmentally friendly”