Different Banana Drying Processes


Bananas are highly perishable due to their high moisture content and therefore very susceptible to postharvest losses during handling, transportation and storage. Thus, it is of great importance to use an appropriate process method to reduce the losses. 
Drying process is one of alternative ways to preserve the food quality and increase its value. The objective is the removal of water to a level which prevents deterioration. The major motives are extension of shelf life and reduction in volume. 
Drying process of banana is a process involving simultaneous heat and mass transfer. During banana drying process, moisture in bananas diffuses from the internal to the surface and evaporates into the air stream; meanwhile, heat is transferred from the air to bananas. When moisture is removed, the volume of bananas decreases. 

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