Acreage for dry beans continues to expand in the U.S. In particular more acreage for dry edible peas and chickpeas is being planted, reflecting strong demand for new products like Hummus. Beans are a convenient, nutritious food consumed worldwide. Processing factors that influence the quality and nutritional value of canned beans in particular and includes machinery grading and cleaning, washing, soaking, blanching, and brining. The industry must contend with tight profit margins however, and processors require a manufacturing firm with the depth of experience and most modern and efficient designs for bean processing to ensure a return on investment. The owner of Lyco Mfg. has been involved with continuous dry bean processing for over 50 years. Lyco has been a leading innovator of new state of the art improvements in the industry for many decades.
Our equipment reduces the time needed for processing and controls moisture more precisely, for better quality beans. In addition, our atmospheric continuous processing equipment has a throughput of 6,000 to 15,000 pounds of dry beens per hour, depending on product type. Call us for a demonstration to see your product running in our Laboratory.
Our latest development is a continuous pressure cooker which has demonstrated these benefits in actual production:
|1) Higher quality||3) Fully cooked IQF quality||5) Uses 90% less water||7) 90% reduction in cook time|
|2) Better texture||4) Substantially higher yields||6) Less waste water||8) Increased productivity|
Pressure processing has proven to be a major leap forward in producing Hummus. We will have a dry bean line set up in our laboratory in early 2017 which will demonstrate the (8) remarkable improvements mentioned above. If you’re buying canned or IQF beans to make your hummus we can show you an ROI of less than 12 months buying three components, a Feed System, a Pressure Flow Cooker and a Cooling System at which point you can make your own recipe for Hummus.