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All You Wanted to Know About Cocoa & Chocolate – Free Online Manual

This is an extremely detailed manual which is interesting just to scan but presumably really valuable to the manufacturer.

deZaan Cocoa and Chocolate Manual pdf

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some beautiful pics from the manual

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National Mission on Food Processing – Free Online Information

The National Mission on Food Processing is an Indian web site that provides very detailed information for food processing entrepreneurs on a wide range of food products.

A webpage offering detailed food processing business information

from: National Mission on Food Procesing
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The site provides wide ranging information including product and process descriptions as well as costing and financial analysis. It is focused on the needs of smaller and start up entrepreneurs, although the information would be valuable to any processor. Some 110 product are covered in this manual.

Unfortunately, the information and especially the suppliers and costing is developed for application in India. However, it is still a useful source of information for any entrepreneur.

Pulsed Electric Field Processing – Free Factsheet

This is clear, concise and brief information on all aspects of the technology.

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A Comprehensive Solar Drying Manual – Free Online Information

I happened onto this manual just now and it got me to thinking about solar drying again.

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The document was prepared as a training manual for a Zimbabwian project funded by the Austrian Embassy titled Establishment of a production, sales and consulting infrastructure for solar thermal plants in Zimbabwe.

Its a comprehensive manual covering many designs and processes which you will see in illustrations from other documents you have read over the years. The 110 page book contains descriptions of many different dryers as well as examples of many different crops and their dryers. It also presents a great deal of technical data on drying but even though the title of the project nothing about markets, packaging and selling.

Solar drying should be all the rage currently giving its potential to impact global food shortage and climate change – but we still seem to be where we were decades ago.

 

Cane Sugar Processing – Process Description

If you are like me you enjoy getting a simple understanding of a food process/technology, even if you are never likely to use it!

Cane Sugar Flowsheet showing process interactions.

from: EFWE

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This is the case with this masters thesis, which presents a nice simple (two different levels of detail) explanation of the sugar cane process. It includes the two main juice extraction systems diffusion and milling in parallel, although I am not sure whether this often occurs in practice.

PROCESSING PINEAPPLE PULP INTO DIETARY FIBRE SUPPLEMENT – FREE ONLINE PAPER

The article by N Ackom and K Tano-Debrah in the latest edition of AJFAND Online presents a well explained and investigated process to produce a pineapple fibre for use in food formulations. The study at University of Ghana, Lagon was practical and produced fibre products that were used to produce muffins and biscuits which were acceptable to consumers. The corresponding author can be contacted at newusie@yahoo.co.uk.

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This process addresses the fourth level in the EPAs Food Recovery Heirachy, ie develop an industrial use for the waste food. The EPAs Food Recovery Heirachy puts feeding animals as third after reduce loss and feed people, the first 2.

Fermented Foods – Free Online Information

This is a simple short article discussing the benefits and history of fermented foods as well as giving some of the science and simple generalized information on producing your own.

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Milk Pateurisation – Free Online Technical Informatin

This simple 9 page website discusses and explains the process of pateurisation, the equipment used and the need for the pasteurisation of milk.

The Guelph University webpage on milk pasterurisation.

from: University of Guelph
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The paper first defines the need for pasteurisation as being to protect public health and to manage the selflife of dairy products.

It then defines pasteurisation conditions and describes the processes and equipment required to run pasteurisation in a dairy. Heat recovery, pressure drops, holding tube design and instrumentation are discussed in some detail.

As mentioned in a previous post the University of Guelph has a strong reputation in Food Technology and has some very useful online information. Its worth following the link from the image and browsing around to see what other useful information you can find.

Improved Tamarind Beverage Process – Scientific Paper Series

This is a paper looking at the potential of a less used Nigerian traditional drink produced from Tamarind

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from: AJFAND
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The paper looks at different recipes based on the level of the added Ginger, Clove and Pepper. It presents taste and analytical results along with traditional and improved process descriptions.

Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering

Fundamentals of Food Process Engineering (Food Science Text Series)

Review

It provides many good practical examples, which will help students to understand and apply the basic concepts. – Trends in Food Science and Technology; …easy to read and provides a good basic introduction to a broad rang (more…)