In 2017 we installed a CONTINUOUS PRESSURE-FLOW® COOKER operating system in our laboratory. It includes: A Feed Conveyor, Soak Tanks, Dewatering Belt, Pump Line, a Screen, a 30″ Pressure Cooker and a Vibrating Dewatering unit (not shown).
We have run hundreds of successful tests on dry beans, rice and more. Every Food Processor who has seen the line run has been very impressed. One called it a “GAME CHANGER” for dry beans. “That will be the way we process dry beans in America.”
Dry Beans are pre-soaked for 2 to 4 hours and fed into the Pressure Cooker where they are fully cooked in 6 to 8 minutes. The result is IQF Quality and retorting is not required.
“Rice is cooked to perfection in 5 to 8 minutes, is pure white, has the right texture, and holds more starch which increases recovery. This too will change the industry!”