Ganoderma lucidum is one of the precious medicinal mushrooms that bring many health benefits. In order to better preserve Ganoderma lucidum as well as easy to process, Ganoderma lucidum is dried to facilitate processing and transportation to the place of consumption.
In this article, SUNSAY freeze dryer will introduce to the production technologies of quality dried Ganoderma lucidum with high efficiency with modern cold drying technology.
An overview of Ganoderma lucidum
Origin of Ganoderma lucidum
Ganoderma lucidum is a medicinal mushroom with the scientific name Ganoderma lucidum that has been cultivated for a long time in China and the East. This species of mushroom also has many different names such as: Ten Thousand Years Mushroom, Lim mushroom … depending on each country.
Today, with high applications of the mushroom industry, Ganoderma lucidum is popularly cultivated in Vietnam to meet the needs of domestic consumption as well as export.
Characteristics of Ganoderma lucidum
Most Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms have a common feature of having a wood-like mushroom ear, a mushroom cap that forms a spreading canopy that has many different shapes such as round, kidney or oval.
Depending on the type of fungus, when growing, Ganoderma lucidum has short, long stalks or no stalks. The top surface of the mushroom cap consists of concentric circular veins and has a glossy surface. The underside of the mushroom is white or yellow, flat, where the spores of the fungus form.
Ganoderma lucidum is classified according to the color of the mushroom cap, there are types of Ganoderma found such as: White Reishi, Green Reishi, Yellow Reishi, Black Reishi, Purple Reishi, Red Reishi.
Great benefits of dried Ganoderma for users’ health
Dried reishi mushrooms still preserve the valuable medicinal properties of fresh mushrooms and bring many good health benefits such as:
- Enhances the body’s immune system activity, thereby helping the body to fight harmful agents such as bacteria, viruses, and produce a variety of vitamins and minerals needed by the body.
- Improves the functioning of the digestive system, prevents constipation.
- Promotes insulin production and lowers blood sugar levels, contributing to the treatment of diabetes.
- Protect liver health, reduce bad cholesterol, prevent hepatitis, cirrhosis and fatty liver.
- Relieve daily stress and anxiety, help the spirit to be relaxed, comfortable, less tired.
- Removes pigments that are detrimental to the skin, thereby helping the skin to be cared for better, keeping the skin healthy and beautiful, limiting skin diseases.
Choosing a method of producing dried reishi mushrooms
Ganoderma lucidum is a precious mushroom that is used to cure diseases or nourish the body. However, after harvesting fresh mushrooms, if stored improperly, they are susceptible to mold invasion, affecting the health of consumers.
In order to keep reishi mushrooms from spoiling for a long time, it is necessary to find a reasonable drying method to help preserve the maximum amount of medicinal properties in the mushroom.
In the past, when not much was known about drying technology, people often dried Ganoderma directly under the sun until it was felt that the mushrooms were completely dry and consumed. However, this method contains many potential risks such as: erratic weather makes the mushrooms not dry completely, easy to mold, direct heat from the sun makes the nutrients in Ganoderma lucidum. significantly changed or reduced.
Therefore, the modern freeze-drying method with a low drying temperature of 20 – 50 degrees Celsius is very suitable for the production of dried reishi mushrooms. Products after drying always keep the color and nutrients almost unchanged.
Freeze-drying technology is also applied in most fields of drying fruits and medicinal herbs such as dried algae, dehydrated grape seaweed, freeze-dried cypress tea…
Dried Ganoderma lucidum can be used to soak alcohol, make tea or combine with other medicinal herbs to make functional foods, very useful medicines.
Production process of dried Ganoderma lucidum by SUNSAY
Dried Ganoderma lucidum is produced according to the following basic steps:
Step 1: Prepare fresh mushroom ingredients
Today’s Ganoderma lucidum is applied artificial farming techniques but still ensures the same medicinal properties as natural mushrooms. After special care, the mushroom fruit bodies that meet the requirements for color, shape and medicinal properties will be harvested for processing and preservation.
Step 2: Treat Ganoderma lucidum before drying
After harvesting, Ganoderma lucidum will have different processing methods depending on the purpose of selling to the market. Before processing, it is necessary to carefully select the good mushroom bodies, which are not damaged by mold. You will then keep the mushrooms to dry or cut into thin slices.
It should be noted to choose a good cutting tool so that the part of the mushroom that is cut has the same size and is not crushed, affecting the aesthetic appearance of the dried Ganoderma.
Step 3: Reishi mushrooms are dried by SUNSAY cold dryer
After processing, the Ganoderma lucidum part will be evenly arranged on the drying tray of the SUNSAY refrigerator. Note that when stacking, it is necessary to spread evenly and calculate a reasonable thickness to increase the contact area of the mushrooms with the heat so that the Ganoderma can be dried evenly and as quickly as possible.
The temperature for drying Ganoderma lucidum can be adjusted according to the production technique of dried Ganoderma. Based on the intelligent control process of SUNSAY refrigeration dryer, you can control the time, temperature and humidity well to help dried Ganoderma products meet the best requirements in terms of color, structure and properties. medicinal substances.
Step 4: Check and pack the dried Ganoderma lucidum
After the drying time, you check that the dried Ganoderma lucidum is satisfactory, then you proceed to turn off the machine. Leave the dried Ganoderma in the tray until the mushrooms are completely cooled before packing. Depending on the requirements of partners or the needs of consumers, you pack dried reishi mushrooms into packages of different weights. Usually people pack 500g to sell in the market.
For the production process of dried Ganoderma lucidum by SUNSAY freeze-dried technology, in the packaged label, you can add the phrase ” Freeze-dried Ganoderma lucidum “ so that consumers can have one. Get a more specific look at the quality of your product compared to conventional dried Ganoderma production methods.
Advantages of dried Ganoderma products produced by SUNSAY
Dried Ganoderma lucidum produced by freeze-drying technology has the following advantages:
- Dried Ganoderma lucidum ensures beautiful color.
- The precious medicinal properties of Ganoderma lucidum are not greatly affected during the drying process.
- The moisture in mushrooms after drying is very low, so they can be preserved for a long time.
- During the drying process, it is not necessary to take time to turn the mushrooms.
SUNSAY Refrigeration Machine is applied to dry Ganoderma lucidum
In the production process of dried Ganoderma lucidum, in addition to the good preparation of input materials and standard production techniques, the freeze dryer is a drying device that greatly determines the success of the product. We are committed to accompanying and providing a full range of equipment and processes for the processing of dried Ganoderma in all stages of your and your business’s development.
To help dried Ganoderma lucidum ensure good quality requirements: color, flavor, medicinal value to meet export standards. Please contact SUNSAY System’s Drying Equipment for the best support and advice.
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