Optimisation of drying characteristics in the preparation of banana strips for the production of energy rich nutribar
The researcher picked the delicious Karpooravalli variety from a tree in the Tamilnadu Agricultural University's orchard. Overripening occurred after they were purchased at a ripe stage. To make nutribars, we bought some foxtail millet from the grocery store and dried it using our solar drier and our tray dryer. A tray dryer is a common kind of dryer that stacks individual drying chambers and trays on a trolley. Tray dries are often employed in industrial settings where drying and heating play important roles. The trays are used to dry either solid or liquid substances. A radiator coil or electric heater is used to circulate hot air through the trays, so transferring heat. The installed blower fans aid in the transmission and circulation of heat. The tray dryer's control panel regulates the appliance's temperature and any other settings that have been installed outside. This study focuses on the drying characteristics of a an over ripened banana using two dryers i.e tray dryer and solar dryer. The time and temperature combination for the drying of bananas was optimised.
Yuvasakthy M. Optimisation of drying characteristics in the preparation of banana strips for the production of energy rich nutribar. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 1-4