Carrot processing

Carrot is recorded as being used in medicine by the early Greeks and has been cherished ever since. Its juice is one of the most delicious and healthful, and alone or in combination it should be part of every daily diet due to the essential vitamin A.
Due to its updated and careful processing technology Bertuzzi has supplied carrot processing machinery, equipment and complete processing lines in many countries of the world. The possible final products are puree, concentrated juice, baby foods and natural fresh juice.

Washing, peeling and sorting

Carrots are fed to the plant in cases, bins, bags or in bulk. A comprehensive washing is essential, as large quantities of mud and stones may be transported together with the product.

Receiving at the plant
After being washed, carrots are peeled by steam (tall machine on the right) and then brushed (two machines in series)
Sorting line. This carrot processing plant is located in China and it's able to process up to 10 tons of carrots per hour

Chopping and cooking

The washed and peeled carrots are chopped before going to the treatment line. The chopping dimensions depend on the required extraction (puree or pressed juice). The chopped carrots are heated in a tubular cooker to soften the fibers and to get consequently the maximum juice yield.

Chopper
Tubular cooker

Carrot juice: extraction

Belt press allows to recover up to 75% of juice with a single pressing or more than 85% with a double pressing.

Belt press
The waste of the belt press
Carrot juice coming from the press
Plate centrifuge

Carrot juice: concetration

Optionally, juice can be concentrated. Our plate evaporator model Fleshterm is particularly suitable for the production of concentrated carrot juices up to the Brix values required by the market.

Two effects plate evaporator Flashterm

Carrot puree: refining

We offer different machines for the refining of carrot purees. Depending on the requirements the process can take place either in one or two stages.

Two Turbomax pulpers

Sterilization and aseptic filling

Sterilflash is a plate sterilizer suitable for the treatment of carrot juice concentrated at 40°Brix. For carrot puree
Bertuzzi provides its lines with tubular sterilizers, and possibly with a dearator, to increase product shelf-life.

Sterilflash plate sterilizer is the best choice for low viscosity juices
Tube-in-tube sterilizer
Aseptic bulk filler Gemina
Bottles of natural carrot juice ready for shipping