Ferro Oiltek is a leader for design and construction of plants for vegetable oils preparation, extraction, and refining. Through the preparation, extraction and refining up to the process phases, the experience acquired over the years allows us to offer solutions to a wide range of products such as:
Fats and oils are one of the five essential ingredients of human diet, and the others are protein, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. In a balanced diet, the oils, and fats requirement per person per day is 35 g for vegetarians, 39 g for non-vegetarian and 38 g for average diet. The major oilseeds of India are Cotton, Sunflower, Soybean groundnut, rape seed mustard, linseed, sesamum and castor. Groundnut and rape seed mustard account about 85 percent of the total production of oilseeds in the country. In other words, groundnut among the major oilseeds is accounted as about two—third, mustard seed one fourth of linseed and sesamum five percent of castor, and three percent of total production. Soybean, sunflower, safflower, cotton seed and coconut are the other important oilseeds produced in India.
Post-harvest technology plays a key role in minimizing losses during handling, processing and preservation of oilseeds and their products. By adopting proper post-harvest technology, the input cost in processing of oilseeds is reduced and oil yield is increased. Besides, several value-added products can also be produced even at rural level by introduction of appropriate post-harvest technology and thus the farmers can be motivated to grow more oilseeds.
Oil Seed Processing Steps:
- Handling, Drying and Storage
- Seed Grading
- Delinting (Cotton Seed)
- Dehulling (decortication)
- Solvent Extraction