Banana is a fruit that we often eat in our daily lives. In daily life, we generally eat fresh bananas. Dehydrated banana chips are easier to store, package, and transport. So how are dried banana chips made? How should we use banana chips drying machine to dry banana chips?
About dried banana chips
Dried banana chips refer to dehydrated fruits that have been selected, washed, sliced, and dried. The moisture content of the dehydrated banana chips is about 15-25%. The volume of dried bananas is about 11~31% of fresh bananas, and the weight is about 10~25% of fresh bananas.
Processing steps of dried banana chips
Choose raw materials
Processed dried bananas require a higher selection of fresh bananas. It generally chooses bananas with higher maturity and the best color and fragrance period.
Peel and slice bananas
Use manual peeling of bananas or use a professional banana peeling machine to peel them. Cut the peeled banana into banana slices of uniform thickness.
Color protection treatment
As the ripe banana pulp contains polyphenols, browning will occur during banana processing. In order to prevent bananas from turning brown, they need to be treated with color protection. The specific method of operation is to soak the banana slices in lemon juice.
After processing the bananas, the next step is to put the banana slices in banana chips drying machine for drying. Modern intelligent banana dryers can automatically control the time and temperature of each stage of drying. There are also many options for banana drying machines, such as box dryers, continuous belt dryers, solar dryers, microwave dryers, etc.
How long should banana chips be dried?
Bananas are rich in sugar. Therefore, when drying bananas, the drying temperature should not be too high. If the drying temperature is too high, sugar caramel will occur. If the temperature is too low, the drying time will be too long. Therefore, the drying temperature of banana chips should be appropriate. The best drying temperature should be controlled at 60 to 65 degrees Celsius, and the drying time can be between 18 and 20 hours.