Aadvik Foods was established in 2015 with the aim of giving the best quality, natural & rich Camel milk products to our customers. Our motto was to give nothing less than ‘Best’ to people. In order to do so, we did our own set of research on how we can achieve this and that’s when Freeze Drying came in the picture.
Freeze Drying also known as Lyophilization is a process whereby a product is dried under low temperature and vacuum. The water in the sample is first frozen to a solid and then removed directly by turning the ice into vapour. It works by freezing the material, then reducing the pressure, and adding low heat to allow the frozen water in the material to sublimate.
We are the first company in India to use freeze-drying technology to manufacture any milk powder. Our company is first to use freeze-drying for its benefits. Our products are freeze-dried to ensure the quality of our products is premium. Freeze-drying ensures that the minerals, nutrients, and quality of the milk powder remain unaltered.
Freeze-drying involves three steps-
- Freezing phase- Freezing, also called Pre-freezing, is when the sample is frozen to a temperature below its “eutectic point” or safe freezing point.
- Primary drying- During the primary drying phase, the pressure is lowered (to the range of a few millibars), and enough heat is supplied to the material for the water to sublimate.
- Secondary drying- This process takes place when the product reaches a temperature above its eutectic point. In this process, the vacuum pump creates the low-pressure condition necessary for the removal of solvents, which often results in a product appearing dry.
Benefits of Freeze Drying-
- It gives you health benefits similar to Fresh Camel Milk/Goat Milk.
- It makes sure that all the minerals and important nutrients of the original products are intact.
- The product can then be stored for longer periods without the risk of changing composition. The shelf life of the product increases.
- It also makes the transportation of the product easy.
- It is easy to handle and store. Just keep it away from heat, sunlight, and moisture.
Freeze Drying is a relatively expensive process. The equipment is about three times as expensive as the equipment used for other separation processes, and the high energy demands lead to high energy costs. It is one of the reasons why our freeze-dried products are expensive.