I am working on crispy sweet corn snacks (corn kernels). Currently it is freeze dried. Although the product is of great taste and texture, it isn’t cost effective. Could anyone please suggest any alternative drying technologies for the same.
Please note that the product will be declared as “non fried nor baked”. Thanks in advance.
Thank you Roy. But I was wondering if it will impact the colour and texture. Of course I can understand it would be difficult to achieve the same texture and quality obtained through freeze drying however, we need the product to be 80-85% close to freeze dried product. We are also considering to use combination drying like low humidity air drying along with freeze drying (for short duration of time) to reduce the conversion cost. Any inputs on this?