Graviola (Annona muricata)

Graviola is a medicinal plant common in the Brazilian North and Northeast regions. It is believed that the whole plant has medicinal properties, from its root to its leaves. It is rich in carbohydrates, anonacine, phytochemical and bioactive compounds, in addition to vitamins B1, B2 and C. For those properties, mainly the graviola leaves are indicated in the fight and treatment of abscesses, arthritis, asthma, colic, diarrheas, arterial hypertension, rheumatism, several inflammations and is also used as food supplement.

This fruit may is commonly consumed in juices and icecreams. In the powder format it is also considered a raw material to the food and beverage industries for the manufacturing of juices, sweets, food supplements and others.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes dehydrated graviola pulp, graviola powder, produced from a careful selection of the fruits, submitted to the spray drying or atomization procedure.

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.

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