Why using the optimal food processing machinery is essential for high-quality shrimp

By: OctoFrost
MALMÖ, Sweden - July 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Shrimp is one of the most appreciated products on the food market today, being praised all over the globe for its nutritional qualities. This seafood is an important source of vitamin A and vitamin D, also being rich in protein and in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. Moreover, it is viewed as a healthier alternative to other protein-based food products. The shrimp market is growing and this brings a huge potential to the IQF industry. However, like most of the other seafood products, it doesn't stay fresh for too long, which is why processors need to use the optimal food processing machinery in order to preserve its texture, taste, and nutrients.

The OctoFrostTM IF Cooker represents the latest technical innovation in the shrimp processing industry. This food processing machinery uses the OctoFrostTM patented 3-temperature zones, which guarantee that the product's core will reach the food safety temperature of 73 degrees Celsius, while the surface stays below 80 degrees Celsius. This means that overcooking will be avoided, and the highest possible yield will be achieved. Moreover, the unique rain shower system guarantees the quickest heat transfer, which allows for the accurate control within 0.2 degrees Celsius of the set temperature.

Every product is surrounded by a static layer of air that insulates it and slows down the heat transfer. The OctoFrostTM IF Cooker is a food processing machinery that uses a rain shower system in order to break this static layer, through impingement technology. This translates in the fastest heat transfer through conductivity - the essence of OctoFrost's impingement technology.

Moreover, thanks to the OctoFrostTM cross-flow water system, the water flowing through the IF Cooker has the exact set temperature in each zone. By using this innovative food processing machinery, the food processor has absolute control over the time and temperature during the cooking process.

The 3-temperature zones system of this food processing machinery allows the user to start with a higher temperature in zone 1 while reducing it in zones 2 and 3. This creates a so-called "flat belly" temperature curve, which allows the heat to travel to the core of the product without overcooking the surface.

Main advantages of the OctoFrostTM IF Cooker

Using this food processing machinery, the highest possible yield can be achieved due to the 3 patented temperature zones. Overcooking is avoided, enabling a high yield, and perfect product quality (shape, color, bite, and texture). Moreover, there is a 100% food safety regarding homogeneous cooking. There will be no undercooked meat, no grey spots, not even with small-sized peeled shrimp. There will also be a full temperature control in each temperature zone, thanks to the cross-flow water system. Furthermore, the OctoFrostTM IF Cooker is designed for all sizes and types of shrimp, including PD, PUD, HOSO, HLSO, and EZ Peel.

Additional benefits of this food processing machinery:

- significantly faster heat transfer thanks to the impingement rain shower system;

- CIP system in place;

- energy efficient steam injection into the cooking water;

- a high volume of recirculated water over the product;

- three infeed options that allow for great flexibility: bulk, belt, and tray infeed;

- weighing belt for an even infeed into the IF cooker.

For more info, check: https://www.octofrost.com

Tags:Food Processing Machinery, Iqf Shrimp, Octofrost
Location:Malmö - Skane - Sweden
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