Cassava is one of the most important cash crops in the world. Cassava roots can be processed into a variety of products – including cassava flour, starch, glucose syrup and the garri.
Cassava flour is a very important ingredient in profitable production of bread. The bread and confectioneries baked with 10% cassava flour inclusion in wheat flour compared favorably with those baked with 100% wheat flour. Our company has for years researched on developing processed technology to mechanize and produce high quality cassava flour for how to process cassava into flour.
How to process cassava into flour ? The cassava flour production steps as below:
Step 1: Harvest matured cassava
Harvest matured cassava from the farm and load it to the processing shed immediately. If the quantity of cassava harvested can not be carried in the same day for logistic reasons do not detach the cassava from the stem and leaf until the vehicle to carry it is ready. That is to say, fermentation will not occur if the cassava is still attached to the leaf and stem even if it has been uprooted. But care must be taken not to bruise the cassava when uprooting it.
Step 2: Peel the cassava and wash it in clean water.
Our cassava peeling and washing machine will be a good choice for this part in the process of how to process cassava into flour.
Step 3: Crush the cassava with professional crushing machine.
Actually in this step for how to process cassava into flour, main has three type cassava crushing machine for you to select, they are traditional hammer type crusher, high crushing effect rasper and the cassava grinding machine. But don’t worry, our sale manager will give you the most suitable one as your requests like capacity requests, investment and the finished cassava flour main market or usage.
Step 4: Press the grated cassava with filter press machine.
The pressing step for how to process cassava into flour is very technical and very important. The moisture level of the cassava should be reduced to below 20%. The process from harvesting to pressing must be under 24 hours. If not the product has turned to elubo and may not be good for baking. After pressing to below 20% moisture level fermentation is completely halted. Then next step is drying.
Step 5: Dry to moisture level of below 14%.
The drier the product the longer the storage life or the shelf life. The moisture level is the most important quality which will be examined at the point of sales. If properly processed as narrated above the colour of the product is snow white.
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Drying could be by sun drying if the quantity is not much or if the period is dry season when there is no possibility of sudden rainfall. The ideal method of cassava flour drying of the how to process cassava into flour is the industrial flash dryer. Some industrial dryers are capable of handling up to 10 tons per day. If the processing is during rainy season the best alternative is the flash dryer. Drying fast, guarantee the cassava flour high quality, whitness.
Step 6: After sieving, bag into sacks of 50kg and send to the point of sales.
We will offer the cassava flour sieving and packing machine for you.
Our company have engaged in cassava flour processing machine for 30 years, if you have any doubt about the how to process cassava into flour or requests for cassava flour processing machine, weclome to contact us, our engineers will offer you a feasibility program according to your demand.