puffing gun

puffing gun

[′pəf·iŋ ‚gən]
(food engineering)
A device for puffing food particles in which they are rapidly heated and pressurized up to 200 pounds per square inch (1.38 megapascals) in a sealed vessel and then suddenly depressurized to atmospheric pressure, causing rapid volatilization of internal moisture.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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