Processing Cannabis Drinks and Products
This new product category has the same considerations as any other product: its image and methods of distribution will determine the required process. However, developers must also make sure the product has the correct dosage of functional ingredients such as THC, CBD or another cannabinoid. These products may be high or low acid.
HIGH ACID CANNABIS PRODUCT PROCESSING
If the product’s pH is less than 4.6 it is high acid. High acid cannabis beverages can be processed like juices. The highest quality/freshest tasting products are normally pasteurized or processed for extended shelf life and then sold refrigerated. Other products are meant to be more convenient and not require refrigeration. These types of products are either aseptically processed or hot-filled. Below is a guide to help you select what process best suits your needs and how MicroThermics equipment or services can best help you in your R&D.