Passion fruit processing

The name of this fruit already releases a certain part of its exotic characteristics. Passion fruit juice is used as superior ingredient in rather small amounts for a large number of products such as mixed juices and tropical cocktails.
In order to maximize yield and product quality, Bertuzzi has developed dedicated machines for juice extraction and very accurate processes for juice treatment.

Washing and sorting

Fresh passion fruits are typically received in cases and poured into our washing basin InoxAll. For a perfect washing of the fruits we advise the installation of a brushing machine.

Sorting station Selinox. This plant is located in Vietnam and it has a capacity of 5 tons per hour
Washing basin InoxAll

Juice extraction

Passypress and Superpassy are our dedicated machines for passionfruit juice extraction, with a capacity ranging from 800 to 4500 kg/h. They separates peel from pulp by making "explode" the fruits. Both machines are suitable for both the small purple variety and the larger yellow variety.

Dedicated extractor Superpassy, with a capacity of 2500 kg/h
Passion fruit peel, after pulp and seeds have been precisely extracted by Superpassy
Dedicated extractor Superpassy,

Juice refining

Depending on the intended capacity, we can offer our refiners SuperCreamer and JumboCreamer with the specifically required sieve types. A centrifuge can be used to further reduce the pulp content and eliminate the starch.

SuperCreamer refiner
Passionfruit juice after refining
Plate centrifuge

Juice concentration

Plate evaporator Fleshterm allows to concentrate low viscosity juices by preserving their organoleptic properties. According to the requirements, the evaporator can be equipped with an aroma recovery unit.

Two effects plate evaporator Flashterm
Our unit for aroma recovery

Thermal treatment and filling

Integrated treatment group
Deaerator
Our aseptic filler Prima is suited for filling bags-in-drums, bags-in-boxes and totes