Airtek banana drying machine gives the exact dryness of the banana. Drying the banana without sacrificing its flavor.
Banana is a slender edible fruit produced by several large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called “plantains” to distinguish them from dessert bananas. The fruit varies in size, color, and hardness, but it is usually elongated and curved. The flesh is soft, rich in starch, covered with skin, and maybe green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when mature.

The health benefits of bananas:

  • Bananas contain many important nutrients.
  • Bananas contain nutrients that can lower blood sugar levels.
  • Bananas can improve the health of the digestive system.
  • Bananas may help lose weight.
  • Bananas may help heart health.
  • Bananas contain powerful antioxidants.
  • Bananas can help you feel fuller.

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Banana drying processing steps

After drying, bananas can be stored for a long time. It is generally dried in the form of banana chips. Dried bananas are dried bananas peeled and cut into slices, which are easy to store and eat. Dried bananas are what we often call banana chips. They are a trendy snack.

1. Raw materials and processing

The raw materials for processing dried bananas require a high degree of maturity, that is, to reach the maturity of eating, the best color, and fragrance. Green bananas have poor flavor and astringency and cannot be processed, and overripe bananas cannot be processed if they are in a soft and rotten state. For raw material processing, first pick out soft, rotten, diseased bananas, and peel them manually or with a banana peeling machine.

2. Color protection treatment

The banana pulp contains polyphenols. Even a mature banana pulp also contains polyphenols, which will cause browning during the processing and storage of finished products. To obtain a good color product, it is necessary to carry out color protection treatment. Dip the banana slices in lemon juice. This can improve the flavor and increase vitamins, but the main purpose is to prevent the banana from turning brown.

3. Banana drying process

Bananas are rich in sugar. If the temperature is too high during the drying process, such as 75 degrees Celsius, sugar scorching will occur. If the temperature is too low, the baking time will be too long, neither meet the requirements. Therefore, the drying temperature should be controlled at 60 to 65 degrees Celsius, and the drying should be completed in 18 to 20 hours. The moisture content of the finished product is about 16%.

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