How we process our peanuts?
As soon as peanuts are harvested and arrive in the factory processing
begins. Peanuts come from farmers in
Java and close by Bali and Lombok. Buying from
areas further away introduces the risk of degradation of the peanuts due to the
increased time spent in getting to the factory.
First the inshell peanuts are washed to remove soil and roots. In the old
days washing was done by immersing the peanuts in a pool and manually sifting
out the soil. These days a fully mechanized process takes care of the hard work
and human involvement is reduced to final visual checks and machine operation.
The inshell peanuts are boiled and salted before continuing their
conveyor belt journey to the drying rooms.
Mid drying, peanuts are graded and sorted by hand. Export quality peanuts
are chosen for consistency in size and shape. Any that are discolored, too
small, too large or misshapen will be rejected. Large peanuts can be
problematic when it comes to packing.
Peanuts bound for the export market will proceed to the final drying
processor, a machine the length of a football field where the peanuts will
emerge after three days with an optimal-for-eating 1 - 1,5 per cent moisture
To maintain the freshness and flavor of the peanuts they are stored in a
chilled warehouse where they can remain for up to six months if necessary.
Locally bound peanuts are diverted to a processing room to be seasoned
with garlic or orange leaves or other seasoning before being packed, labeled
and stacked to await transport by truck to shops and supermarkets throughout Indonesia.
Fifty tumblers are used for applying
coating to the peanuts. The coating and flavouring are added manually. From the
tumblers the snacks pass along a vibrating tray that takes out particles and
prevents clumping of the coated peanuts before they are deep fried.
and Vege Snacks
Tics Tacs are flour-based snacks that
undergo a process of moulding and cutting before they are fried and flavoured
and sold as Original, Roasted Shrimp,
Chilli or Grilled Beef. Broad beans, peas and corn kernels are the main
ingredients in My Corn and Krip Krip.
Production Process of Shelled Peanut :