PEF System Increases Fruit, Vegetable Yield

Diversified Technologies

Diversified Technologies (Bedford, MA) offers their latest Pulsified Electric Field system for processing fruits and vegetables by softening their tissue at the cellular level. This makes slicing, dicing, peeling, drying, and juicing easier, and therefore lowers processing costs. Utilizing microsecond 1-5 kV/cm high voltage pulses to perforate cell membranes, this system can prepare tons-per-hour of whole fruits and vegetables for downstream processing. The company says this can lead to 85 percent higher juicing yields while reducing energy requirements for cutting and peeling by 20-50 percent.