Date syrup can be considered one of the most innovative and attractive by-products in date processing. Especially in the Middle East and in the North African countries, date syrup is used as a substitute for honey or other similar sweeteners, as well as in confectionary and drinks. Bertuzzi date processing machinery is designed for producing syrup either from fresh or dried dates.
Soaking, pitting and pulping
In the soaking tanks, equipped with stirrer and outfeed screw, the dates are re-hydrated.
Depending on the required capacity, the de-soaked dates are sent either to our stoning machine SuperCreamer or JumboCreamer, guaranteeing a clean separation of stones from pulp and syrup.
Before the product is filtered, we pasteurize it in our plate heat exchanger ThermoFlash. The unit is manufactured in several sizes and can be mounted on skid. The date syrup is clarified by vacuum rotating filters with Kieselguhr pre-coat. As alternative to the vacuum filter ultrafiltration can be used.
Optionally, syrup can be concentrated. Our three effects plate evaporator Flashterm is suitable to concentrate date syrup from 18 to 72° Brix.
Once sterilized the product can be filled in aseptic bag in drums or in box thanks to Bertuzzi Aseptic Fillers.
Cleaning of the plant
All Bertuzzi lines are designed according to the international food grade requirements and to be fully cleanable by exploiting integrated cleaning procedures and systems or centralized and fully automatic CIP system. The Bertuzzi CipMatic is specifically designed to guarantee a perfect and efficent CIP of the fruit processing plants.