This page lists carbohydrates & related products which have been dried*/ agglomerated/ granulated on GEA Niro spray dryer, fluid bed dryers, airstream drying systems, flash dryers, freeze dryers, spray drier absorbers, agglomerators and granulators.
Note: GEA Niro supplies the technology of spray drying, fluid bed drying, flash drying and freeze drying for drying the products listed below. We do not however supply these products.
*(term 'drying' incorporates various drying procedures like freeze drying, spray drying, fluid bed drying, drying through vortex disintegrator driers, flash drying, spray drying absorber, drying through agglomerator and granulator)
Carbohydrates - literally, a hydrate of carbon. Carbohydrates were originally defined as any compound with an empirical formula of CH 2 O; now defined as polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones. Includes starches and sugars. Carbohydrates are organic compounds that consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. They vary from simple sugars containing from three to seven carbon atoms to very complex polymers. Only the hexoses (sugars with six carbon atoms) and pentoses (sugars with five carbon atoms) and their polymers play important roles in nutrition. Carbohydrates in food provide 4 calories per gram. Complex carbohydrates also are called starch and fiber, which come from plants and can be found in whole-grain breads, cereals, pasta, rice, dried peas, and beans, corn, lima beans, fruits, and vegetables.