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Spice manufacturing is one of the world's oldest trading products. The word spice refers to any dried part of a plant other than the leaves and is used for seasoning and food coloring. Spices are made from dried barks, roots, berries, and twigs, while green leafy parts of plants are considered herbs. Well-known examples include cinnamon, chilies, star anise, ginger, garlic salt, turmeric, cumin, or pepper, as well as pre-mixed blends such as Masala, Five-Spice Powder, or Old Bay.

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Grinder for spices and coffee

Gentle grinding of coffee down to all grades from coarse to fine requires high precision proce...

Laboratory zigzag classifier

An up-stream classifier that separates different compounds with any precision of cut in the ran...

Destoner for coffee beans

When you are roasting and grinding your own coffee beans, destoning is an essential step to gain f...

Stone mill for coffee beans

Traditional milling of coffee beans or seeds, with a stationary bedstone and a turning runner st...

Hammer mill for coffee beans

Being able to obtain an on-point grinding is easily achievable with these hammer mills, from co...

Small batch filter press for oil seeds

Getting a high-quality oil filtration can be a challenging task,  with a filtration ...

Cold oil press for seeds

With a cold oil press, you can optimize the process of extracting oil from a wide variety of oil see...

Nut roaster

Nut roaster that guarantees a high-quality roasting of nuts and seeds with a batching capacity of 40 and 120 kg, d...

Infrared rotating drum dryer

Traditional drying methods are often slow and can actively damage ingredients, reducing the fin...

Extraction plant for natural ingredients

Bespoke extraction plants using the latest technology can improve your efficiency ...

Pilot extraction plant for natural ingredients

Before purchasing a full-scale extraction plant you need to exactly determi...

Metal detector for granulated products

Free-fall applications, such us flour, sugar, spices and other granulated or powdere...

Food vacuum conveyor

Widely used in industries where a high rating in food quality is imperative.

Fine impact mill

Universal in operation for the size reduction of soft materials in the range 50 µm to 5 mm. Most applications...

Ultrafine pin mill

Particularly designed for humid, oily, and greasy products.

Air classifier mill

Suitable for the comminution of numerous products and it's utilized in every branch of industry. It is al...

Conical screw mixer

When you want to mix segregative, free-flowing powders and pastes that require perfect mixing quality and...

Conical screw vacuum dryer

The conical screw vacuum dryer is particularly suitable for the final drying of powders, granules...

Mixing and fluid bed granulation

A mixing & fluid bed granulation system is the combination of a fluid bed dryer and a h...

Shop coffee bean grinder

Do you want to grind your beans on-site at your coffee shop, but are you limited for space? Bench-to...

Basic mixer for granular foods

Straightforward blending solution for mixtures of beans, nuts, berries & powdered foods, ...

Compact shrink sleeve applicator

Adding tamper prevention to product packaging can be expensive and difficult to set up. Thi...

Compact cylindrical roaster for beans, nibs and nuts

Roasting times and temperature can vary depending on the type of pro...

Infrared rotating drum steriliser

Sterilisation of foodstuffs is vital to maintain uncompromising standards of hygiene and ...

Evaporation plant for the recovery of extracts

Bespoke evaporation plants using the latest plate evaporation technology ca...

Pilot evaporation plant for the recovery of extracts

For development of concentrates of extracts based on water or ethano...

Continuous vacuum belt dryer

For gently drying liquid concentrates into granulates or powders, a vacuum drying solution is t...
belt freeze dryer

Continuous belt freeze dryer

Freeze drying is the most gentle and aroma protective method of drying, widely used in the coff...

Energy saving cabinet dryer for food

Traditional drying systems use a lot of energy and take a long time to dry the product...

Screener and separator of dry powder

Many industries require the effective screening and separating of a range of dry powde...

Blow off system for containers

Packaging powders into plastic or glass containers often leaves a residue that needs to be re...

Entry level HFFS Machine for flat sachets

Traditional horizontal form fill and seal sachet machines for lower volume lines...

High-Speed Pouch Packaging Machine

For large scale production of powders and liquids in a wide range of industry sectors, a...

R&D roaster for cocoa beans

When designing a new chocolate line or experimenting with new ingredients for existing processes...

Flower oil extraction machine

The production of “essential oils” has traditionally involved using heat and distillation to...

Medicinal plant extraction machine

Traditional methods for extracting active compounds from medicinal plants or herbs use h...

Industrial drying cabinet

The production of high-quality biltong and similar dried meat products can pose problems with main...

Industrial dehydration machine

Dried fruits are popular both as food in themselves and as ingredients. Traditional drying te...

Flexible chocolate tablet wrapping machine

In the overcrowded and competitive confectionery industry, attractive chocolate...

Industrial tunnel dryer for food sector

Dry foods are popular consumables and have their place on the market. In cases wher...

Vacuum cabinet dryer for plant extracts and functional foods

Plant extracts are vital to functional food preparations. B...
Continuous freeze dryer

Continuous freeze-dryer for fruit powders and plant extracts

Extracting the essential acids and compounds from fruits an...

Freeze drying system for berries and fruit powders

Delicate fruits with high moisture levels, such as berries, risk losin...

Entry level cocoa roaster

The biggest challenge that small-scale cocoa processing manufactur...

Pillow bag vertical packing machine

When packaging products such as seeds, cereal, snacks, candies, nuts, tea, dried fruits...

Non-Destructive Crack Detection Vessel Testing

Using traditional types of inspection methods when inspecting vessels may p...

Spray Dryer Crack Testing Services

Spray dryers undergo multiple thermal cycles and may develop cracks as the metal becomes...

Pilot plant homogeniser

From food to pharma, homogenization is an essential step in the production process that provides unif...
mixer for tea blending

Gentle mixer for tea blending

The blending process is critical to the flavor quality of tea. But the physical impact of the ...
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When producing spices for export compliance with various legal requirements and specifications on food safety, hygiene, traceability and control are essential. Due to continuing problems with high levels of pesticides, preservatives, aflatoxins and food additives, as well as salmonella contamination, it is likely that controls within the spice industry will become stricter in the future.

Production processes for making spices

Gentle drying or dehydration methods, like infrared drying or microwave vacuum drying, are used to reduce moisture content and ensure shelf life, while maintaining aromas, volatile oils, and color. Classification, cutting, and grinding processes are challenged by temperature changes, wear and explosion risks. Cryogenic spice grinding techniques with nitrogen or conditioned air help to minimize loss of essential oils while grinding at sub zero temperatures. Spice mixes and blends require gentle mixing and homogenization to create dust-free, uniform, free flowing batches but also blend up liquids such as oils, fat and other extracts.

Producing cinnamon spice - drying process is the key!

Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of the tree species from the genus Cinnamomum, and is known for its brown color and sweet aroma and flavor. Shoots are first scraped with a semicircular blade and then rubbed with a brass rod to loosen the bark, which is split with a knife and peeled. The peels are telescoped one into another, forming a quill. After this, they are left to dry naturally for 4-5 days. However, true cinnamon thrives in a warm, wet climate thus it is necessary to use a mechanical dryer to complete the drying process.

Peppercorns sterilization process - incorporate infrared drying technology to decrease microbial load

Peppercorns are the unripe fruit of the piper nigrum plant. Collected fruits are immersed in boiling water for about 10 minutes, which causes them to turn dark brown or black in an hour. The softened outer coating is then removed by washing and rubbing or trampling. The whole peppercorns, when ground, yield black pepper. To reduce microbial load on peppers, such as TPC, E.coli, salmonella, yeast, mold, infrared drying technology can be used for sterilization of ground spices while avoiding overheating and loss of essential oils.

Filling, dosing and spice packaging technology

Powder characteristics such as particle density, flowability, dustiness and segregation tendency will determine the type of dosing and filling systems suitable for your product. Whole spices such as the seeds from cardamom and coriander can easily be ground into fine powders using automated grinding machines. Uniformity of a final blend or mixture is needed to guarantee the ingredient ratio. Whether you would like to pack your spices into small stick-packs, stand up pouches, containers or jars, it’s important to find a technology that matches your production process and scale. 

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