Market and Process of Fruits & Vegetable Powder


Introduction

Fruit powders are made by Spray drying and vacuum processing method. Fruit powders are available at organic markets and health food stores. Fruits contain more water, hence it is concentrated to remove excess water, demineralized which is then spray-dried to get free flowing powder. Fruit powders can be used as an ingredient for cooking or as flavoring agent. Fruit powders have long shelf life at ambient temperature due to low water activity along with low logistic expenditure due to low weight and volume. Fruit powders are made from either spray drying or freeze drying process. Fruit powders comprise sun-dried or freeze-dried that is ground into powder, devoid of supplementary additives that contains around similar calories as raw fruit. Fruit powders contains no artificial colors or preservatives in it coupled with low-fat and low sodium amount present in Fruit powders. Fruit powders are mostly used in supplements, beverages and vitamin enhanced formulas. Fruit powders are convenient to incorporate in pharmaceutical formulations such as tablets, capsules or softgels.

Global Market

The global fruit powders market is segmented on the basis of fruit type, application and region. The fruit powders market is segmented on the basis of fruit type such as apple, banana, orange, lemon, pineapple, grapes, pear, specialty fruits such as blueberry and cranberry, and others such as mango, pomegranate, and watermelon.

The fruit powders market is segmented on the basis of application type in which fruit powders is used in applications in food products such as infant formula, beverage premixes, supplemental liquids, desserts, smoothies and instant food products, in beverages such as fruit drinks, energy drinks and carbonated drinks, in pharmaceuticals such as tablets, softgels and capsules, confectionery such as chocolates, and biscuits, bakery products such as cakes, bread and bread products and candy and dairy products such as yogurt, flavored milk, cheese and butter. Hence, the global fruit powders market is expected to significantly increase the revenue contribution over the forecast period.


Products  

Banana Powder, Mango Powder, Tamarind Powder, Orange Powder, Strawberry Powder, Pineapple Powder, Lemon Powder, Spinach Powder, Carrot powder, Ginger Powder, Mint Powder


Process of fruit Powder by Spray Drying

  • Arrival of Fruits

  • Pulping

  • Homogenization

  • Spray Drying

  • Powder Produced

  • Collection and Storage

Spray Drying Technology



The spray dryer is a device used to produce dried foods. It takes a liquid stream and separates the solute or suspension as a solid and the solvent into a vapor. The solid is usually collected in a drum or cyclone.

The liquid input stream is sprayed through a nozzle into a hot vapor stream and vaporized. The solid as forms as moisture contents quickly leave the droplets. A nozzle is usually used to make the droplets as small as possible to maximize the heat transfer and rate of water vaporization.

The spray dryers can dry a product very quickly compared to other methods of drying. They also turn a solution or slurry into a dried powder in a single step, which can be the advantage for maximizing the profit and minimize the process. 

Source: Alliance Engineering Consultant Research