Dehydrated Fruits Pulps

One of Blue Macaw Flora purposes is to offer solutions from Brazilian flora wealth and its benefits both as raw material for industry (for the most variable applications) and as a nutritional contributor to the human being.

Dehydrated fruit pulps or powdered fruits are obtained by carefully selecting fruits pulps or fruit pulps and submitting them to atomization, to be transformed into powder.

Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powders. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the production of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of active substances. The process consists of atomization of the fluid solution on a drying chamber on which the droplets go through a warm air flow. The heat and mass transference during the drying process occurs in a very fast way between the air and steam films which stay around each droplet under saturation temperature. This technique, subsequently, is appropriate for heat sensitive products, preserving its essential features.

This type of drying procedure is widely used in the food industry, is common for the production of powder milk, instant coffee and powder juices and in the production of active components in the pharmaceutical and phytotherapic industries. Spray drying is ideal for cases where the final product should respect a high specific and reproducible pattern of quality regarding the particles sizes, morphology, percentage of residual moisture, density and other parameters.

In this drying technique, maltodextrin is used as a carrier agent and the process results in a fine and hygroscopic powder, standardized in solid content.

This powder, widely applied, holds the fruit features, such as color, flavor and bouquet and also preserves the nutritional properties, such as vitamins and fiber content, apart from being natural, without addition of preservatives, flavoring agents or artificial dyes.

The use of dehydrated powder fruit is wide and it may be used in food and beverage industries as base for juices, soft drinks, energizing products, dietary supplements and similar products.

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