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Dehydrated Vegetable Powders

Product Description


Vegetable powders are made from ground, dehydrated vegetables. The first step in making a vegetable powder is to dehydrate the vegetables you are turning into powder. There are many commercial food dehydrators available that can be used to do this, but you can also use an oven on low. As you are going to turn the vegetables into vegetable powder, you can even purée the vegetables first and then dehydrate the vegetable purée.

There are two mainly vegetable powder processing technologies:

  • choose material-washing cleaning-blanching-pulping-drying-grinding-finished vegetable powder

  • choose material-washing cleaning-blanching-cutting-drying-grinding-finished vegetable powder

As for drying,technologies are mainly freeze-drying,drum-drying,hot-air drying,and microwave vegetable dehydrating.


Chemical Composition

The importance of vegetables from the point of view of the food industry is determined by their complex chemical content that is important to the human body and includes organic substances (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and organic acids), phytoncides and antimicrobial substances, a high content of minerals (Ca, P, Fe, K, Mg, S, Cl, Zn, and Cu), and a high content of vitamins (A, B complex, C, E, F, K, P, and PP).  Vegetables are characterized by high nutritional density with low energy input and contain a variety of biological phytonutrients that make them an important part of the basic diet.

Health Benefits

Vegetable powders can be used singly or combined with fruit powders to form a powerful blend of nutritional benefits, including fiber, vitamins and phytonutrients in nutraceutical supplements. Vegetable powders also contain carotenoids that can neutralize free radicals, to help prevent cell damage.

The dietary fiber component of vegetable powders is important, as dietary fiber has been shown to have positive effects on managing diabetes, digestive health, heart health and weight management. In addition, fiber alone can help improve a product’s mouthfeel, adjust product viscosity, provide structure, replace fat or retain moisture. Vegetable powders can also contribute vibrant color and excellent flavor. Depending on the amount used and the application, vegetable powders can help add a whole serving of real vegetables to a nutraceutical product.