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Amazing Free eBook on Solar Drying Available Online

The book entitled Solar Drying: Fundamentals, Applications and Innovations is some pages long and covers a range from fundamentals to case studies.

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The following chapters are essentially stand alone books covering a range of topics.

Principles, Classification and Selection [...]

Should Sun Drying be Rejected as a Food Unit Operation

Papers describing food drying techniques normally list the obvious contamination risks of drying in the open air as a major disadvantage and and based on this dismiss its application. However, the large volumes of food that are sun dried every year and the savings in energy and capital bely this quickly reached conclusion.

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Small Scale Popcorn Equipment

Here is a business that can be set up with quality equipment at an affordable cost.

This is a manual oil kettle based popping plant which can produce 55 kg/h from the two poppers. More poppers can be combined with a larger sifting and cooling table. Poppers can also be combined in automated units.

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Real Good Cheese and Dairy Information

The website of Dairy Science and Food Technology, an information and consultancy service for the food industry, provides useful and applicable information, calculators and reports which are surely of great use to the dairy processor.

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The website was established by Dr [...]

A Collection of Sorghum & Millet Information

If you need to get to know about Sorghum or Millet or want to get some of developments, this conference publication could be very useful.

Unfortunately this conference is now 10 years old so doesn’t present the very latest state of the industry, but does contain two good reviews which are always relevant and [...]

Absolute Fundamentals of Food Processing

This is a very unassuming document that came up when I searched on Food Processing Method.

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It is simply 23 pages of points which were apparently prepared for a lecture or presentation – no images no fancy transitions, just the facts.

It starts off with [...]

Food Product Innovation

This is another of the many manuals by FAO. This one discusses product development, although in a someone theoretical way.

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The manual is broad, covering the following topics:

There is a lot of good information in here although for my liking its a [...]

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 [...]