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How BSI+ Technology detects tiny embedded almond shell fragments

Fragments of shell becoming embedded in almond flesh is an unavoidable effect of the shelling process. Some types of almonds are more prone than others due to water content of the nut and hardness of shell.  Unfortunately for processors, embedded shell is classified as foreign material.  With confectionary companies demanding less and less foreign material, embedded shell has become one of the most focused on defects to remove.  Many confectionary companies require less than 5 pieces of foreign material per ton.  To put this into perspective, there are approximately 1 Million almonds in one metric ton, so to ask for less than 5 pieces to have embedded shell is an enormous request.

How BSI+ helps turn double almonds into second revenue stream

Almond doubles (twins) are just as tasty and nutritious as their single cousins, yet often cause a high quality product to be sold at a lower grade due to the challenges around blanchin or slicing the odd shape. Whilst premium whole nut brands might reject these concave nuts, there are plenty of others waiting to turn them into butter, flour or use them in snack bars.

Success story: Laragon, Australia

As a company who take great pride in delivering exceptional quality of both their kernel and in-shell produce, the TOMRA 3C has enabled Laragon to significantly enhance their operation.

AFLATOXIN, The invisible threat FOR almond PROCESSORS

Hailed as a nutritionally dense ‘super food’, the global demand for healthy, plant-based protein alternatives has seen the nut industry explode with almonds emerging as one of the most popular sub-categories globally.

INC 2019: Key Trends in the Global Nut Industry

One of the most important trade shows for the global nuts sector, the annual International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) Congress, held in Florida earlier this summer, presents an invaluable opportunity for industry leaders to share knowledge, expertise and, most importantly, key insights and forecasts into where this multi-million-dollar food industry is going.

TOMRA Food appoints nut expert to tighten customer relationships globally

TOMRA Food announces the appointment of a highly experienced category expert to strengthen its global sales organization, further tighten its relationship with the nut industry, and consolidate its position as a thought leader in the sector.

Nimbus BSI+ pistachio sorting machine boosts pistachio defect detection

Nimbus BSI+, TOMRA’s advanced nut and dry fruit sorter, is a highly-effective solution for detection and elimination of out of quality pistachios during the nut processing cycle. With advanced nut sorting and processing capabilities, Nimbus BSI+ makes life easier for many pistachio producers, maximizing their yields and boosting the end-product quality.

Resolving challenges in peanut processing industry

With global peanut production huffing past the 45 million metric ton mark in 2018, according to International Nut and Dry Fruit Board, the global appetite for this unassuming ground nut has been skyrocketing. Not only have peanuts established themselves as an increasingly versatile food item in the human diet, but their consumption is distributed globally, with China producing and consuming approximately 40% of the produce.

Nimbus BSI+ proves its value to the nut industry one year after launch

It’s been a year since TOMRA launched its innovation in the Nimbus Biometric Signature Identification (BSI+) technology at The Almond Conference, December 2017 in California.