Plantain flour is made of plantains with medium well. Traditionally plantain flour does not contain gluten and has a very high starch content, which can be used as a gluten-free substitute for all types of flour.
The full set of plantain flour processing machinery include plantain pre-cooking machine, plantain banana slicer, plantain blanching air dryer, plantain slice dryer, plantain powder grinding machine and packaging machine.
Plantain Flour Processing Flow:
Processing flow: Selection→pre-cooking→Cooling→Peeling→Slicing→Color protection(Blanching)→Air drying→Drying dehydration→Powder grinding→Packaging
Many countries in Africa and South America have gradually begun large-scale industrial production of banana powder in recent years. GELGOOG offers the full set of plantain flour production solutions with customized design.
Introduction of Plantain Flour Production Line:
☆ Selection: Choose about seven mature bananas to eliminate insect bites, tissue damage, and overripe bananas. Then, the qualified raw materials are classified according to their size and maturity, so that the quality of the finished products is uniform.
☆ Pre-cooking and cooling: Place bananas in hot water and cook for 4-7 minutes. After removing them, use cold water to quickly cool to room temperature.
☆ Peeling and slicing: peel the banana peel by hand, use a stainless steel path to remove the rotten parts of the pulp, discoloration spots and unpeeled tendons on the surface of the pulp, and then cut the banana into 2-3mm slices.
☆ Color protection: quickly put the sliced banana into 1% sodium bisulfite + 0.5% citric acid solution, soak for 5-10 minutes to prevent enzymatic browning, and the flesh will turn from light yellow to black .
☆ Air drying: remove the moisture on the banana slices, thereby shortening the drying time and reducing the energy consumption during drying.
☆ Plantain drying dehydrator: Bananas are rich in sugar. During the drying process, if the temperature is too high, such as 80 degrees Celsius, sugar scorching will occur. If the temperature is too low, the baking time will be too long, neither of which meets the requirements. Therefore, the drying temperature should be controlled at 40～65℃, and the drying should be completed within 15～18 hours. The moisture content of the finished product is required to be less than 13%.
☆ Powder grinding: transport the dried banana slices to the mill.
☆ Packing: Banana powder packaging machine is used to pack banana powder in small bags, such as 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g. With spiral feeding design, it is suitable for banana powder, onion powder, ginger powder, chili powder, coffee powder, flour, bean powder, desiccant, medicine and other different powders.
Plantain flour can be used as a raw material or additive in food industries such as beverages, dairy products, bakery products etc. GELGOOG "Plantain Flour Processing Solution" provides all necessary equipment at one time, as well as a full range of plantain powder production planning services. Customize solutions according to your factory scale, production plan, market expansion and other needs.