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Chili Drying Time/Factors Affecting Chili Drying Time
Mar 29, 2022

Chili is an important vegetable and spice, and is grown on a large scale all over the world, making them a very popular condiment. Fresh chili needs to be dried after picking, so how long does it take to dry peppers? To answer this question, we must first understand the drying method of chili. Different chili drying methods require different times.

There are two main methods of drying chili: sun-drying and dryer drying. The sun drying method is relatively simple. It is enough to spread the chili evenly under the sun for drying, and the drying time is about 10-15 days. However, this drying method is not only inefficient, but also requires a large area of chili drying site, and is very easily affected by the weather.

Therefore, traditional chili processing methods can no longer meet the needs of many chili growers and chili processing manufacturers. Many customers choose to use chili dryer equipment to dry chili. So how long does it take for a chili dryer to dry?

To answer this question, we must first determine the type of chili drying equipment we use. At present, there are two most commonly used chili drying equipment: chili drying room and continuous chili mesh belt drying equipment. The drying method of the equipment is different, and the drying time is very different.

For example, for the same chili species and water content, if a chili drying room is used, the drying time is generally between 12-36 hours because the drying room has a limited amount of moisture.

If the continuous mesh belt type chili dryer is used, the drying area is large and the amount of moisture removal is also large. The general drying time is 6-15 hours, so the drying time of different chili drying methods is very large difference.

Mesh belt type chili dryer:
This is a kind of chili dryer equipment with a relatively large drying output. It can be matched with different heat source methods and materials. It has a fast drying speed and high production efficiency. Common equipment includes a mesh belt type chili dryer, continuous chili dryer, automatic chili drying machine, special chili drying machine, new chili drying machine, multi-functional chili dehydrator equipment.

Chili drying room:
This is box-type chili dryer equipment. The drying room is equipped with a heat pump dryer to complete the collection of chili heat, heating, and drying. Generally, heat pump compressors are used to obtain heat. Large-scale chili drying rooms can also allow chili dryer manufacturers to customize and process other heat sources. Common equipment types: heat pump chili drying room, air energy chili drying room, chili oven, hot air circulation chili room, electric heating chili drying box.

What factors affect drying time?

There are many factors that affect the drying time of chili, such as pepper varieties, drying temperature, drying method, equipment performance, etc.
Chili varieties: Different chili varieties have different water content.
Drying temperature: No matter what kind of chili is dried, the hot air circulation is used to complete the process of chili drying. Then the drying temperature is also very important for the chili. If the temperature is too high, the drying speed of the chili will be too fast, and the breaking rate of the chili will be high; if the temperature is too low, the drying time of the chili will be prolonged, which will increase the drying time and drying time. dry cost.
Drying method: In the long-term chili drying process, people have also summed up some drying methods and techniques. For example, drying chili in sections, drying chili in sections, etc., can greatly improve the drying efficiency of chili and save drying time.
Equipment performance: A good chili drying equipment is also very important to improve the drying efficiency of chili. For example, the design is reasonable, the hot air circulation is scientific, the heat utilization rate is high, and the heat loss is low, etc., then such equipment is fast and good for drying chili, which can greatly improve the drying efficiency of chili.

The above is the detailed answer to the chili drying time summarized by Baixin drying manufacturers for everyone.

If you need to purchase a chili dryer or want to know more about chili drying, please contact us.

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