Avocado Oil Extraction and Production
The avocado tree can grow up to 15 metres tall, and originally comes from southern Mexico. More than 10,000 years ago, the Aztecs were already using the avocado as a foodstuff. Nowadays, the tree grows in Central America, Africa and many other tropical and subtropical countries.
The avocado has the highest fat content of all known fruit and vegetable varieties. It is also used as a cold-pressed cooking oil, and in the cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industry.
Avocado oil – like olive oil – is enjoying a high level of popularity. Both markets are growing, and extracting avocado oil can be compared to extracting olive oil.
Flottweg Machines in the Extraction of Avocado Oil
- Tricanter® machines for three-phase separation – separation of avocado oil, fruit flesh and water
- Separator for treating and refining the avocado oil
Manufacturing Avocado Oil with the Tricanter®
The Flottweg Tricanter® is suitable for manufacturing avocado oil. The industrial centrifuge separates the avocado pulp into the fruit flesh, oil and water phases. Following this, the separator refines the oil phase and removes ultrafine impurities. This process is gentle to the product and is appropriate for producing the highest grade of avocado oil. Processing with the Tricanter® leads to a high yield, clear avocado oil and maximum product quality.
Your Advantages in Producing Avocado Oil with the Tricanter®
- Clear, highest grade avocado oil obtained by the cold process
- High oil yield
- Low use of personnel because of continuous and automatic operation
- Low energy, maintenance and process costs
Flottweg – Your Partner in Manufacturing Avocado Oil
Adapted Wear Protection
All of the parts exposed to wear are equipped with special protection for manufacturing avocado oil.
The Flottweg Simp-Drive®
The Tricanter® adapts itself automatically to different load levels and processes the avocado oil to achieve the maximum total dry solids in each case.
Flottweg is certified to ISO 9001 and builds its industrial centrifuges according to the latest technical standards – Made in Germany.
Flottweg centrifuges are used worldwide in the extracting olive oil and avocado oil.