Creating perfect food products can be a bit of a challenge. There are many factors to consider, and two of the most important are texture and viscosity. Wondering why? These two factors actually influence how a food behaves during the processing stage because it can affect the flavor at a later stage.
Pasteurization is one space that certainly can change viscosity and texture. Keep in mind that pasteurization isn’t exactly sterilization. The goal here is to reduce the number of pathogens to a level low enough that they won’t cause disease before the use-by date. More than anything, though, it extends the shelf-life of a product. There are many different types available, but they all rely on two main things – heat and time. The goal is to raise the heat just enough to make the product stable.
Other factors that can effect viscosity and texture are pumping, cooling, and pushing it through various pipelines. Understanding what might change about your product at various stages is a must to come up with exactly what you want at the end of the process.
How We Can Help
At Komax, we make a number of sanitary equipment options to help you with every stage of the process. If you’re struggling with viscosity and texture at the end of the line, contact us so we can work with you and come up with the ideal solution.