Bio treatment of organic spelt
Spelt is a very valuable reintroduced pre-industrial grain. Spelt preservation have been mostly focused on pest control. The knowledge gained by VacQPack on spelt conservation is critical. In fact, VacQPack promotes the maintenance of the original sensory attributes of spelt. Protects the stored grain against moisture and cross infestations. And finally, fights effectively any detected insect infestation of weevils and/or moths.
This bio approach can indeed replace:
• fumigation practices like phosphine, being chemical free
• silo bags, being easier for handling and transport
• container liners, being possible to have an accurate measurement and control of Oxygen and CO2/N2 values
• cold storage, being cheaper on energy consumption and delivering high standards of quality.
For identified infestations on spelt, VacQPack uses the warehouse temperature as a weapon to boost the eggs’ hatching and therefore kill the insects by anoxia.
To help this procedure is recommended the flush of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), having this gas been chosen by most of quality managers around the around as the form of bio fumigation that better fights an identified infestation.
Problems of condensation and evaporation due to uncontrolled high values of moisture content are also common on spelt storages. VacQPack fights them normally using Nitrogen N2, because it’s a very cheap bio treatment solution with a proven record on yielding grain quality.
Rich source of proteins and vitamins (B complex), good source of fiber and high in mineral contents.
Bugs have increasingly attacked harvested crops of spelt in the most recent years in Europe. Treatments like refrigeration, although effective, takes too long, meaning higher expenses on treatment and storage.
The particularity of this commodity is that the spelt thick seed husk runs a natural protection from diseases and pests.