Microwave Vacuum Drying of Fruits and Vegetables
What is drying?
Process of removing moisture in the product up to certain
The oldest method of food preservation.
ter Fresh vegetables which only keep for a few days, af
drying can be stored for months or even years.
Reduces the bulk weight thus facilitating ease of
packaging and transportation.
s May lead to a considerable reduction in volume, thu
reduction in storage space requirements.Drying Techniques:
MW assisted Air drying (MWAD) .
MW Vacuum drying (MWVD) .
MW assisted Freeze drying (MWFD) .
Most Common Method: Air Drying
mperature. Drawback longer drying period and higher drying te
Conventional Drying follows either:
More than 58% of country’s population depends on agriculture.
India: largest producer and consumer of tea in the world accounts
for around 14% of the world trade.
Highest milk production, 2nd largest production in wheat and rice
and largest in pulses.
Also, ranked 1st in total irrigated land in terms of area.