Yellow mealworms, also known as bred worms, have a very high nutritional value, and their protein content is much higher than that of conventional animal foods such as eggs, beef, and lamb, and they are very easy to digest and absorb. Therefore, many people breed yellow mealworms.

If you want to stand out in the yellow mealworm market, you need to further improve the processing of yellow mealworm, the most critical process is drying. Although the quality of farmed yellow mealworms is high, if you choose an unsuitable drying method, it will lead to a decline in the quality of yellow mealworms, so which drying method is the most ideal?

Which drying method is the best

The drying method of yellow mealworms is closely related to the final product quality, and the drying methods of yellow mealworms are mainly conventional drying, high-temperature drying, solar drying, vacuum drying, and Microwave Drying, which have their advantages and disadvantages.The more accepted drying method for yellow meal farmers today is Microwave Drying.

Conventional drying mainly uses atmospheric pressure wet air as the drying medium and steam and hot water as the medium to indirectly heat the air, and the air is heated by convection of yellow mealworms, among which the highest usage rate is steam drying. The difference between high-temperature drying and conventional drying is that the drying medium temperature is higher, and the drying medium can be both wet air and superheated steam. The insects dried in these two drying methods will be harder and the color will be darker, which is not easy for subsequent processing.

Solar drying mainly uses the heat energy of solar radiation to dry yellow mealworms, this drying method is more flexible, but the limitations are great, often only in the case of relatively good weather, and the drying efficiency is low, the drying cycle is long, and the deterioration of yellow mealworms is more obvious.

Vacuum drying is the implementation of drying of yellow mealworms under the condition of atmospheric pressure. When vacuum drying, the water vapor pressure difference between inside and outside of yellow mealworms increases to speed up the water migration speed inside the yellow mealworms, so the drying efficiency is obviously improved, which is 3-7 times of conventional drying, and the drying quality is also better, but the vacuum drying system is complicated, with large investment and high cost.

Microwave Drying is now the most ideal drying method, using Industrial Microwave Drying Machine can complete the drying. The microwave of the Industrial Tunnel Conveyor Larva Drying Machine can be directly applied to the inside of the yellow mealworm so that the inside and outside of the worm can be heated at the same time. In addition, Tenebrio Drying Microwave Oven adopts the low-temperature drying method, which will not destroy the nutrients of the yellow mealworm and has a high degree of expansion, so it is recognized by the majority of yellow mealworm farmers.

Advantages of the Industrial Conveyor Microwave Dryer.

Energy-saving and high-efficiencyFast drying speed and short time.
Uniform dryingThe yellow mealworm is heated inside and outside at the same time, and the temperature difference between inside and outside is small, so it will not produce the inconsistent heating inside and outside that occurs in conventional heating, so the drying is more uniform.
Easy to controlWith a PLC control system, it is easy to control in time, and easy to adjust and determine the process parameters.
Small volumeEasy to install and maintain.
Good quality of yellow mealwormsCompared with conventional methods, the quality of yellow mealworms processed by Insect Microwave Drying Equipment has been improved substantially.
High hygienic standardMicrowave Drying Equipment can effectively sterilize and disinfect, and the high hygienic standard can further extend the shelf life.

Therefore, using Larva Dryer Baking Equipment is the ideal drying method to help farmers further reduce drying costs and effectively improve the drying quality of yellow mealworms. Nowadays Microwave Sterilization Equipment is becoming more and more important in the insect farming industry, if you are looking for a reliable partner, welcome to contact us and we will provide you with a one-stop defrosting solution!