Dehumidifiers for Honey Extraction Facilities
One of the most important values of honey is its medicinal features. The healing property along with its sweet taste makes it one of the most valued substances in nature. People have been consuming honey for thousands of years throughout the globe. Many historical scriptures have mentions of honey in them and some even call it the godly liquid. Such is the stature of honey that it is used in many cultural rituals as an important element.
One of the things that can contribute to the loss of medicinal property and quality is the high moisture content. High moisture is known to cause loss of curative properties in honey. The taste of the honey is also compromised with high moisture content. Thus honey being very sensitive to moisture must be protected from the moisture.
Ambale Co. is a company working in the field of air management that provides high-quality dehumidifiers for various honey extracting facilities all over New Zealand. We are considered the best dehumidifier supplier in New Zealand. Our services are available all over the country that includes all the major cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, Napier, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and many more. Read more about Dehumidifiers for Food and Beverage Industries in New Zealand.
The conventional method of extracting moisture from the honey
Although there are many drawbacks to the conventional method of extracting moisture from honey people have been using the method for many years. The conventional method includes a drum where honey to be dried is kept and stirred. A jacket surrounds the drum filled with honey and hot water is circulated through the jacket. The honey reaches around the temperature of 65 degrees Celsius in this process which can bring the moisture content up to 25 to 30 percent. But controlling the temperature in this conventional method is not entirely possible. Overheating is a very common problem that occurs in this process. Overheating causes the HMF to go over 40 percent. Read more about Dehumidifiers for Wineries in NZ.
What can be done?
The dehumidifiers that are specifically designed to extract moisture from honey by Ambale Co. is the best solution to tackle this problem. It is best to keep the honey in trays. The honey should be spread uniformly with a thickness of 4 inches and stored in a room. A dehumidifier by Ambale Co. can be used to circulate dehumidified air in the room. The temperature of the room should be maintained at 35 degrees Celsius which is the most ideal temperature for the extraction of moisture from honey. The honey should be packed after the process to avoid further absorption of moisture from honey. Read more about Dehumidifiers for Food Products Storage.
The big firms are not the only ones involved in beekeeping, there are many small families and businesses involved in beekeeping in rural areas. It is not only beneficial food for them but also a medium of making a good income. Beekeeping has been widely promoted in New Zealand just like in many countries in the world. There are many products that we can gain from beekeeping such as honey, beeswax, venom, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis. They are excellent for farming because the presence of bees in the field helps to gain better yield. Honey is a viscous liquid which is known for its sweetness and great medicinal properties. Honey due to its properties can be stored for a long time however after a certain period of time the color, aroma, and flavor may get compromised. The color, aroma, and flavor are very important for consumer acceptability. The quality of honey is measured by the Physico-chemical properties. There are several constituents that can affect the overall storage quality, medicinal value well as the nutritional value of the honey. Maintaining the quality of honey is very important for both local and international markets to maintain consumer satisfaction. There are certain constituents proposed by The international Honey Commission to determine the overall quality of the honey. One of the major constituents is the moisture content in honey. Too much or too little moisture content in honey is bad for the overall quality of the honey. Reduction of moisture can increase the viscosity of honey and prevent fermentation. The nuclei of the sugar crystal are also destroyed which avoids crystallization. The texture of the honey becomes uniform which is more appealing to the consumers. The osmophilic yeast that may be present in the honey is also destroyed which contributes longer shelf life of honey. Hence we can understand how the proper moisture reduction from honey is beneficial in maintaining the quality of honey in the long run. Moisture content affects the stability of honey. Too much water in honey makes it vulnerable to fermentation and granulation.
Ambale Dehumidifier units are supplied in Fiji, Tauranga, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty Region, Auckland, Wellington, Northland, and various parts of NZ and Fiji. Please send us an email with your query to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +64 22 061 7007 and talk to our engineer.