Chicory processing typically involves the following steps:
Chicory plants are harvested when they reach maturity, usually after about 180 days of growth. The leaves and stems are cut off, leaving only the root.
The chicory roots are washed to remove dirt, stones, and other debris. This can be done manually or using a machine called a washer
The cleaned chicory roots are sliced into small pieces using a machine called a slicer. The size of the slices can vary depending on the intended use of the chicory.
The sliced chicory pieces are then roasted in an oven at a high temperature for several hours. This process caramelizes the natural sugars in the chicory, giving it a rich flavor.
Once the chicory pieces have been roasted, they are ground into a fine powder using a machine called a grinder. The resulting chicory powder can be used as a coffee substitute or as a dietary supplement.
The final step in the process is packaging the chicory powder into bags or containers for distribution.
Overall, the machines used in turmeric processing include washing drums, dryers, polishing drums, and grinders.