Extrusion is a mechanical process in which food or feed materials are forced, under pressure, through a die opening to create products of a desired shape, size, and/or texture. In the case of food production, if the food is heated by external heaters during the process, it is referred to as extrusion cooking, a relatively new and
advanced food processing technique. Due to its processing flexibility, extrusion cooking produces an incredibly broad range of food products, most notably in the cereal, dairy, bakery, and confection industries.
* Breakfast cereals, snacks, couscous, pasta, breadcrumb, snacks, textured proteins, TVP, croutons, fish feed, functional food ingredients,starch based products (wheat, rice, corn etc.), pet food, flavours….
After the extrusion a Tema Process fluid bed system is used to dry the extruded material. With a controlled air temperature, optimal air speed, and controlling the exact residence time; the best quality, texture, and structural properties of processed products are guaranteed.