Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

Pineapple is very popular in tropical and subtropical countries, and attracts by its flavur, bouquet and by its refreshing sweet/acid balance. This fruit is commonly used by the industry, particularly due to the enzyme named bromeline which has a high economic value and ensures several benefits to our health and makes pineapple a base to phitotherapy products. This is a digestive enzyme and has the function of cleaning lungs from excess secretions. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and, most importantly, it acts in the stomach disintegrating food proteins, providing better availability of the nutrients in the diet.

Pineapple is also rich in vitamins A, B1 and C, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron and food fibers, making it essential for people who want to keep a healthy diet. The presence of bromeline makes pineapple an important agent in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, but it is also a great ally in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, cold and flu and also helps in the bones health.

Pineapple is a very versatile fruit so, in addition to being an everyday ingredient for both sweet and salty preparations, it is being indicated to accelerate digestion in gastrointestinal treatments, it may also be found in the composition of other medications, dietary supplements, flavorings and so on.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes dehydrated pineapple pulp, pineapple 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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Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powder. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the obtainment of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of components with biological activity. This happens through atomization of the fluidic 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 capsules 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 size and morphology, percentage of residual humidity, density and other parameters.

For further information about the product and for budget requests, contact us.

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