Plant Based Food and Beverages

In the production of plant-based food and drink, a residual flow arises, often referred to as okara. This can be, for example, fiber residues from the production of Oat drinks, Soy drinks, Rice drinks, Cocoa drinks, Bean drinks. Also in Beer and Whiskey production also have a residual flow in Beer there is  Brewer´s Spent Grain (BSG) and in Whiskey production there is a Distillery Spent Grain (DSG). These residual flows have a high Food value and can be used as a wholesome food thanks to the still high nutrient content. However, there are major challenges in being able to achieve food quality. These can be microbial challenges during the decay process starting quickly, the material itself is sticky and difficult to handle, volume changes in the production process, the nutrient content must not be destroyed or changed and the material must not be burned.

Oat drink

In Oat drink production, a residual flow of wet oat fiber is formed, some times called okara . The fiber contains several nutrients such as protein and fiber. This material is very sensitive for micro organism growth and turns bad very quickly and therefore needs to be dried and managed in a hygienic way until it is stabilized. Managing Oat drink residues comes with a lot of challenges due to the agglomerations characteristics non Newtonian properties and its sensitivity to rotten.

Soy drink

In the production of soy drink, the solid part of the soy remains, which is called Okara. The Okara contains a lot of water but also several nutrients and can be used as a valuable raw material if it is dried and managed in a hygienic way. The Soy Okara is very similar to Oat fibers and same challenges applies to Oat, Soy and the other plant based drink residues. Here Elajo´s will help with valorization of the residue streams and eliminate the barriers and challenges.

Brewer's spent grain (BSG) and Distillery Spent Grain (DSG) is

Brewer’s spent grain (BSG) and Distillery Spent Grain (DSG) is a by-product of the brewing of beer. The spent grain contains several nutrients, especially protein and fiber. Due to the poor durability of the material, much of it is wasted. If it is dried, the putrefaction process stops and the spent grains can be taken care and Upscaled in to new Food products as a raw material or in new food products.

Other side streams or residues

reCirculating Food Dryer can be used to dry several different residues from plant-based foods and beverages. Residues from PBFB production that are dried can be used in new food products or in animal feed products as raw material that are sent for further processing.

Drying is needed in a number of different markets

Dewatering and drying can be applied in a number of different markets. reCriculating Food Dryer is well suited for drying by-products from the manufacture of plant based drinks. reCirculating Food Dryer maintains a high hygienic standard and the dried material can then be used for other food products.

Plant Based Food and Beverages

Plant Based Food and Beverages

In the plant based food and beverage production, residual products are formed and have great opportunities for reuse. Today, it can be a challenge to take advantage of these residual products. In oatdrink production, a residual product of oat fiber is...

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