Blending is an important process in the food manufacturing industry. Different types of foods, such as powder, liquid, granular, and pastes can be blended before they undergo the packaging process. Here is what you need to know about blending in the food service industry.
What is Blending?
Blending is when two or more substances are combined in specific proportions. Usually, dry ingredients are used in blending. However, one can also blend liquid with certain solids but, there has to be a formula or a proportion so that the final product is not spoilt. Poor blending can cause wet clumps or lead to product settling after they are packed.
How is Blending Done?
Flakes, powders, and granules of various particle sizes and bulk densities are gently blended using blender blades, ensuring minimal contact with the substances.
- Some examples of dry blends in food manufacturing are –cake mixes, seasonings, flakes, soup mixes, powdered milk products, etc.
- Wet blends usually have a specific flavor or aroma or other additive solutions that are coated to dry ingredients and some examples of wet blends in food manufacturing are – frozen vegetables, expanded cereals, shredded cheese, etc.
There are certain requirements before the process of blending is initiated. Following these requirements ensures that you get a high-quality final product.
- Integrity of the product
- Composition of the product
- Size of the particles to be blended
- Total volume of raw materials that need to be blended
- Batch Size
These are the initial basics that need to be determined before the blending process is undertaken. Later, some more specifications, such as blending time, power usage, and few more requirements are considered.
Types of Blending We Offer
Our company is equipped with the set-up and has a professional team that is trained and skilled in the process of food blending. We provide all types of food blending services as required by our clients. The two main types of food blending services we offer are as below:
The design of a ribbon blender is perfect and highly cost-effective for mixing dry foods such as snack bars, trail mixes, spices, herbs, tea, coffee, cake and muffin mixes, cereals, flour, etc. There are two ribbons in the machine, the inner ribbon of the machine moves the materials towards the ends of the blender, while the outer ribbon moves the materials towards the center, enabling a perfect blend. Small amounts of liquid for coloring or flavoring may be added while blending in ribbon blenders. Liquids are added using spray nozzles to avoid the formation of clumps.
The food materials are blend in a horizontal cylindrical tank with high-intensity. The speed is so high that the materials are almost weightless within it. There are angled paddles present in the plow blender that keep the materials in constant motion. The particles are airborne in the container and move in different directions in a certain time to achieve the final blend.
There are other forms of blending we offer in our company according to the requirements of our customers.
We Offer High-Quality Food Blending?
Custom Food Packaging has been in the food service industry for the past 15 years. We have always endeavored to provide our clients with the best experience through our services. We are committed to meet your requirements at the best possible prices. You can rely on our experienced team, who are experts in the process of food blending, and will ensure that you get the exact product as envisioned.