Making Liver into a Powder
After returning home to Australia I realised, that because our product was one that needed to be kept refrigerated, it would further complicate production in a big way, so we stopped making the Pâté at that stage, but it is not forgotten.
At the same time, my mind never seemed to stand still, I was still looking for a way to utilise “all that Liver”, which I knew by now had so many benefits to our health, and bingo, why not dry it and turn it into a powder.
At first, I didn’t know that liver powder had actually been on the market for many years, but was a sort of a forgotten product.
I Goggled Liver powder capsules and found only a few brands coming from Argentina and one or two made with liver from New Zealand, but nothing from Australia. What a waste.
It seemed to me, that the product was on the rise again, so I thought; why not use Australia’s ‘clean and green’ reputation to market an Australian made liver powder?
Creating an Organic Premium Product
How to Preserve the Nutrients
I contacted OBE Organic and told them about my idea, since then we have had a very positive relationship.
We decided also to outsource the different steps of production and first of all, we had to find somebody, who could dry the liver.
We found that, but soon realised, that even at a so-called “low temperature drying”, the liver would be pasteurised at a temperature of 82 degrees Celsius – for so called safety.
What about our premium product? There would not be many Vitamins left in that process, and we didn’t want just to sell “saw dust”.
We had to find somebody who could ‘freeze dry’ the liver, a process which allows the preservation of all nutrients. Nobody on mainland Australia could do it, only one Freeze Drier in Tasmania had the expertise to do this.