Brine Tanks For Food Processing – Brining is the process of applying brine to food and often used in cooking and the production of some foods. Brining is often used in cooking meat and poultry as the meat is soaked in a brine solution for a period. This process helps the cooked meat stay moist by hydrating the cells of its muscle tissue before cooking through osmosis. Some cheeses are washed in brine during production as the brine will add flavours to the cheese. The salt will also aid the growth of bacteria giving certain cheeses a unique odour and flavour such as Munster, Limburger and Raclette.
Brine Tanks for Fish Processing
Salting is used in processing fish to extend its shelf life as the salt reduces water activity in the fish flesh, stopping microbial growth before significant spoilage takes place.
To ensure that the salt penetrates deep into the fish, brine is frequently used as sodium chloride diffuses through the fish flesh by dialysis and water is diffused out due to osmotic pressure between the brine and fish muscle solution. Brining also results in the elution of soluble proteins. These proteins form a glossy pellicle on the surface. This finish is considered quite attractive.
What is Brine?
Brine which is a solution of salt and water and generally refers to Sodium Chloride (NaCl) and water(H2O). Other uses for brine is for brine storage in industry and electrolysis will produce a number of chemicals including Chlorine (Cl), Hydrogen (H)and Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH).
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