Soap, one of our most mundane items, has a significant history and plays a pivotal role in today’s world. Years ago, people made their own soap, yet today, almost everyone buys commercial soap. The soap that we take for granted is made using the process of saponification, which involves the conversion of fat or oil… Read more »
Over the past 30 years, masa has taken center stage on grocery store shelves and in the American diet. As Mexican-style food and corn snack products have grown in popularity, particular demand and processing focus is given to products that utilize masa corn (specifically tortillas, gorditas, tamales, and pupusas). What is Masa Harina? Masa is… Read more »
Oats: A Nutrient-Dense Food Oats (Avena sativa) are a very healthy and nutritious food. Most people know that oats are an excellent source of soluble fiber, they are vegan, and because they naturally do not contain gluten, oats are easier to digest (as long as oats are not cross-contaminated with wheat). For these reasons and… Read more »
Many materials are processed through industrial milling operations when they are moist or damp. In most cases, an effective drying solution is required before the finished product is complete. Prater has high-quality and durable spin flash dryers for granular material processing.