IRRADIATION OF DRIED FRUITS AND NUTS
Dried fruits and nuts is an important source of nutrients and minerals for a healthy nutrition of humans.

Dried fruits are also one of the dirtiest product just like spices due to high risk of contamination with pathogens and insects, such as blue stain fungus, weevil, tick, moth, pyralidae, etc.


Ionizing radiation technology

Electron accelerator generates electron beam and X-Rays that penetrate the product and induce breaks in the DNA of pathogens, insects and their larvae.

The temperature of treated dried fruits and nuts may vary from -32°C to 50°C.


Treatment of dried fruits and nuts by ionizing radiation allows elimination of chemicals use.

Dried fruits and nuts require a considerably higher dose of ionizing radiation compared to other food products. It is also advisable to to treat packed products to avoid repeat contamination.
Results of dried fruits and nuts treatment by ionizing radiation
Irradiation of dried fruits and nuts positively affects the quality of products and extends their shelf life.

Treatment results in reduction to permitted levels or complete elimination of pathogens, moulds, fungus, insects and their larvae, as well as viruses.

Technology for treatment of products in sealed packaging eliminates repeat contamination and increases product shelf life. An increase in storage periods allows expanding sales markets and increasing export quantities.

Cellular and molecular structure of produce is not affected by radiation. All nutrients are retained for the entire duration of shelf life.

There is no residual radiation in dried fruits and nuts after treatment by Beamcomplex modules, and no free radicals. Multiple research papers have proven consumption safety of foods processed by electron beam and X-Ray.

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