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Commercialising Cactus Pears – Free Online Information

If your community has large areas of cultivated cactus pears or if it is a good climate for cactus pears but little is grown, this manual could be of real value to you.

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This 150 page manual with 13 pages of reference, will surely give [...]

High Pressure Processing

I have posted information on High Pressure Processing (HPP) before covering the process, linking to a factsheet and describing a product. HPP is a relatively new process that has advantages in the consumer preference for freshness and health that have been developing recently.

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Herbs, Spices and Essential Oils Manual – Free Online Information

This is a really impressive manual published by UNIDO.

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The manual covers the following subjects with the focus being on the post production processes used including a very informative section on essential oils.

Major spice crops in world trade Economic Impact and Trade Products Post-Production [...]

New Milk Processing Technology For Rural Small Scale Farmers

Small scale farmers in rural areas with a a few cows can easily produce more milk than their family consumes, opening the opportunity to earn income by selling milk. However climate, lack of reliable energy and long distances make this an unreliable business. Introducing standard fresh milk handling technology does not work because of the [...]

Garden of Flavour Juices – Interesting Foods

Is this a real product or is it a marketing man’s response to a consumer trends survey?

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So what are the claims of this juice range

Organic Cold Pressed High Pressure Processed Probiotic culture Fresh ingredients Never heated Gluten Free

Very cleverly the [...]

Tetrapak Juice Pasteurisation – Never too Experienced to Learn

I was amazed to find this technical note on Tetrapak’s website.

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Since I first heard of Tetrapak in the 1970s I always saw them as highly technology and science focused and the leaders in liquid food processing. I and many others [...]

Potato Crisp Production – Free Online Process Descriptions

This simple description outlines the process and equipment used in the commercial production of potato crisps.

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If you are interested in the smaller scale production of potato crisps as the basis for a household business, Practical Action publish a Technical Brief [...]

Positive Deplacement Pumps – free online information

Here is an interesting website

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This websites covers a range of issue around pumping where positive deplacement pumps can be used. The information is broad ranging from simple description of the different positive deplacement pump technologies, through application notes to a database of liquids and specifications [...]

Membrane Filtration – Single Screenshot Series

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Membrane Filters – Free Online Information

Here is a link to another chapter from the Tetra Pak Dairy Processing Handbook, this time on membrane filters in dairy processing.

from: Tetra Pak (click image for full story online) Why not download the chapters that match your activities in food processing. Although these have a focus on dairy there is totally applicable [...]