‘Taste of okra, more than crunchy.’ The okra which was soft and tender tastes as crunchy as potato chips with its pleasant green color and plump shape.
Besides okra, mushroom, lotus seed, pumpkin, apple, red date, almost all the vegetables and fruits that you could imagine could be turned into crisps through the vacuum low-temperature dehydration process. Vegetables and fruits crisp snacks could now be made by fresh vegetables and fruits through vacuum, low-temperature, and dehydration instead of the old rough ‘washing, cutting, drying’ procedure, and this deep further processing of agricultural products is gradually changing the way of agricultural development.
Few days ago, Lishui Yong Lin Food Co. Ltd.’s ‘Vegetable and Fruit Produce Factory’ came into operation. This factory could produce 475 tons of crisp products based on the company’s most advanced technology achievement –– the vacuum low-temperature dehydration technology. This factory is a high-tech agricultural products processing demonstration base with the feature of special agriculture, boutique agriculture and efficient agriculture. With an annual output of 475 tons of crisps, it could guarantee the need of a total volume of 3295 tons of raw materials every year. The purchase of the raw materials is in cooperation with cooperative agriculture organizations and family farms, and the price of the purchase will follow the market price but will also give the famers a bottom reserve price. Thus, the productivity of the factory could be greatly ensured, and the efficiency of agriculture and the increasing of farmers' income could also be guaranteed.
In recent years, the Liandu District Modern Agricultural Zone Management Committee has implemented 5 ‘large investment, high quality and high efficiency’ projects through the construction of agricultural products processing cold chain transportation system and the selection of the leading agricultural enterprises. These projects not only bring great economic benefits to the enterprises, but also form a ‘company + factory + farmers’ industrial development system, which provides more than 1000 job opportunities for farmers and increases the income of the farmers as a great example. It has a positive effect in improving the enthusiasm of farmers and accelerating the construction of the new countryside. (Liandu District Government Office)