Opticept sees breakthrough,commercial agreement with Steinicke using dryCEPT®

dryCEPT® creates pores on the plant cells allowing the water to be released. This results in reduced drying time leading to enhanced flavor and vivid color on the final dried product.

What is dryCEPT®?

dryCEPT® is an innovative technology that can be applied to fruits, vegetables, and herbs, before the drying or dehydrating processes. dryCEPT® creates pores on the plant cells allowing the water to be released. This results in reduced drying time leading to enhanced flavor and vivid color on the final dried product.

dryCEPT® is a product in OptiCept’s portfolio based on the patented CEPT technology that improves the drying process for vegetables, spices and herbs. With the technology, the drying process can be streamlined, better quality is achieved such as color, aroma and taste

Drying as a method

Food drying is the process of removing water from vegetables or fruits, which in turn inhibits the growth of bacteria and enzymes and as such preserves it for a longer period.

Drying refers to the removal of free water from the vegetables or fruit whereas dehydration is the removal of all the water from the compound.

Advantages of drying | Drying Of Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Stop the growth of bacteria, yeast & mold by removing moisture.
  2. Slowdown enzymatic activity
  3. Minimize packaging requirement
  4. Reduce transport weight

Commercial agreement with Steinicke using dryCEPT®

During the previous months, Steinicke has carried out a pilot project with dryCEPT® installed in its production line for drying carrots. Good results achieved during this period now lead to further cooperation and the first commercial installation of dryCEPT. Steinicke is a family-owned company with a focus on sustainability and provides the largest brands in the world with its products.

About steinicke

Steinicke is a leading manufacturers of air dried herbs and vegetables. There growth has come as a strategic partner to many international producers of famous brands. Steinicke is a company open to new developments and new business partnerships worldwide. Located in northern Germany this family company just keeps on growing every year.

“Another major breakthrough for OptiCept, which is now opening up the market for dried food for us in a good way. We have a close and good collaboration with Steinicke and look good potential to also develop the business in the long run and include other types of crops included in their product portfolio, ”says Johan Möllerström, CEO of OptiCept Technologies.

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