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    Irrigation solutions for Potato crops

    The potato started in the Andes and it is one of the crops of greater importance Worldwide. The potato came to Europe in the XVI century by two different ways: one was in Spain around 1570 and the other was by the British Islands among 1588 and 1593, from where it was expanded to the rest of Europe. The annual production is of 300 million tons of the fresh tuber expanded in 19.5 millions of hectares planted. Asia and Europe are the regions with bigger production worldwide, with more than the 80% of the production. Today China is the bigger producer. The Asiatic consume reach nearly half of the world consume, however it excessive population indicates that the annual production by person is just of 25 kg. in 2005. European is the bigger consumer of potato.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

  • Hot Air Dryer for Sweet Potatoes Processing Plant

    Sweet potato roots can be processed into dehydrated forms such as dried chips and flour for storage and uses in food preparations. Sweet potato drying usually performed traditionally with the use of sun, which is a time consuming method (about 56 hours) and produces an inferior quality product with high health risk due to high contamination. The most employed way to reduce the drying time and obtain good quality product is the use of mechanical dryers, and it also lowers the product mass and volume which improves the efficiency of storing, packaging and transportation. And hot air drying is commonly used in producing sweet potato dried chips which are pulverized into flours. Process operations for processing sweet potato dried chips and flour involve cleaning,trimming, washing, slicing, drying, milling, packing and storage. Link: http://fooddryingoven.com/drying_ideas/hot-air-dryer-for-sweet-potato-processing.html

    By Azeus Food Machinery based in CHINA.

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