Date Processing Line Description
Date Processing Line End Products And Package
Date syrup(Concentrated date juice): 70-75 Brix. PH value range 4.2-6, the date syrup does not contain any non-soluble materials, and the date juice after filtration and concentration process, the date syrup will be obtained. The date syrup is thinner than the date paste and is more concentrated in sugar. It does not contain the pulp of the dates. The date syrup can be filled into bottles, barrels.
Date Juice: The TSS is 18.5 Brix, the juice is leaching or extracted with hot water to obtain the date juice. The end products can be filled into bottles or cans as beverages.
Date Paste/puree: Fresh dates after pitting, washing, sorting, blanching, pulping, then we will get the date paste/puree, then the date paste will go through the homogenizer to get the emulsified paste. The TSS of date puree is about 35 Brix. It can be used for making drinkable date juice, smoothies. The date puree can be filled into pouches or bags.
Fresh Dry Date Vacuum Package: Fresh dates through fumigation, washing, sorting, sterilization, drying, packing by vacuuming.
Date Processing Line Technological Flowchart
Fresh dates are pitted by date pitting machine, then depitted dates washing is done by air bubble washing machines with water sprays to remove dust or other foreign materials using clean water. After washing, the dates are transferred to belt sorting conveyor to sort out the inferior, damaged products. The next step is lifting the high-quality dates to the steam blancher to soft the tissue and inactivate the enzymes of the dates. Then there are two process flow for date syrup and date paste:
–If you produce date juice and syrup, then the blanched dates will be sent to the leaching/extraction tank to extract the date juice, then the date juice will go through enzymatic hydrolysis, plate and frame filtration, ultrafiltration process to remove soluble solids to obtain clear date juice, after that, the clear date juice will be concentrated by falling film evaporator to obtain the date syrup.
–If you produce date paste, the blanched dates will be crushed and pulped by the fruit pulping machine, then the date paste will be refined by scrape refiner to remove the big particles in the paste, after that the date paste will be homogenized, degassed and vacuum filled into cans or bottles.
Key Machine Of Date Processing Line
The date pitting machine is designed especially for removing date core automatically, it is suitable for fresh dates and dry dates core removal, and pitting rate is 99%, and the capacity of this machine is 100-200kg per hour. The whole machine is made of SUS304 material, The needle of the pitting machine is made of stainless steel, which is durable and will not pollute the pulp of the date during the pitting process.
Fresh pitted dates are passed through air bubble washing machine with water showering nozzles to remove the dust and foreigner matters, then the date will be elevated to belt sorting conveyor to sort out moth fruit and damaged fruits manually.