Spring turmeric (Ukon) flowers
Autumn turmeric (Ukon) flowers
Turmeric (Ukon) manufacturing process
- 01. Harvest and transportation to plant
Turmeric (Ukon) grown by more than 220 contract farmers in the Yambaru region is harvested and brought to our plant.
- 02. Washing with strong alkaline-reduced water by high pressure washer tunnel
The turmeric (Ukon) brought in is washed with strong alkaline-reduced water.
- 03. Peeling
Peeling the skin will reduce the amount of bacteria.
- 04. Sterilization treatment with hypochlorous acid water
After the skin has been peeled off, turmeric (Ukon) is sterilized in tanks of hypochlorous acid water.
- 05. Slicing
After it’s been treated with hypochlorous acid water, turmeric (Ukon) is cut into slices about 1 mm thick.
- 06. Sun-drying on drying screen
Turmeric (Ukon) slices are individually spread out to ensure that they dry evenly.
- 07. Mechanical Drying
The turmeric (Ukon) placed on the drying screen is put in a dryer at a temperature of 73 ℃ for 15 to 24 hours.
- 08. Coarse grinding
The dried turmeric (Ukon) slices are ground into a coarse powder to be used for turmeric (Ukon) tea.
- 09. Fine grinding
The coarse turmeric (Ukon) powder is ground more finely to be used in supplements.
- 10. Extraction of turmeric (Ukon) oil from coarse powder
After coarse grounding, oil is extracted from spring and autumn turmeric (Ukon) to be used for supplements (spring turmeric (Ukon) ) and soap (autumn turmeric (Ukon) ).
- 11. Introduction into filling/packaging machine
Autumn turmeric (Ukon) is introduced into a filling/packaging machine to be made into T-packs of Kangen turmeric (Ukon) tea.