There are many methods of sterilization like ethylene oxide and irradiation, but most have been or will soon be restricted due to their potential health risks and adverse consumer acceptance.
Steam is ideal as it is non-toxic, inexpensive, safe and can be produced in abundance. Steam based sterilization is a natural process that does not leave behind any chemical residue.
Our steam sterilization systems are used for reducing microbiological pathogens present in whole spices. It is a cyclic process comprising of pre-vacuum, steam injection, drying and cooling. The cycle time is 90-120 minutes. It is effective in completely eradicating salmonella and E. Coli. Our process with its tightly controlled process sequence ensures that all the natural properties of spices for which they are valued like flavour, colour, taste and texture are retained.
Advantages of Axtel’s Steam Sterilization Systems: