Peeling Technology

continuous peeler

Peeling produce (especially tomatoes) is enhanced when done in an electric field. 

 

 

 

 

The typical means of peeling tomatoes is by either applying steam or by soaking the fruit in a strong sodium hydroxide solution (lye).  A very nice peel can be achieved by adding an electric field to a very dilute sodium hydroxide solution.

tomatoes exiting peeler

 

 

Here are tomatoes coming off the conveyor belt after passing through the peeler.

 

 

 

 

result

 

 

 

Nice peel!