Consumers seeking healthier snack options or better-for-you plant-based proteins have been steadily increasing the demand for nuts for decades. There are more than 20 types of edible nuts in the world, with a market value estimated to reach USD 2.0 billion by 2025 on a global level. Varieties can include almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, pine nuts, macadamias and more. Each type of edible nut and each stage of the supply chain from "farm to fork" requires sorting to help process this commodity with the goals of meeting size, quality and purity standards, all while maintaining high throughput.
Pristine and safe equipment is essential when choosing industrial processing equipment for the food industry or other industries where consumer safety is a top concern. When humans or animals are going to consume the final product, you want to make sure that the processing machines are not subject to contamination of any type. For that reason, it’s important to look for the proper certifications.