Post Harvest Drying
Post Harvest Drying is the most critical step after harvesting the rice crop and involves rapid drying of products to safe-moisture levels. Higher moisture levels lead to grain discolouration, stress cracks, microbial, and pest attacks. Drying reduces the grains’ natural moisture content up to 12-14%, which is a safe level for storage and further processing. This enhances the shelf life of rice and increases its HRR%.
Types of Dryers
- Removes natural moisture
- Removes artificial moisture
- Ensures uniform drying and product quality
- Controlled conditions for less utility consumption
- Precise regulation of kernel temperature