Process flow for melon seeds: Selected melon seeds → soaking in lime liquid → cleaning → fragrant cooking → mixing with spices → baking → drying
1.Wet melon seeds treatment: Wash the wet melon seedsand use clean water to rinse the impurities from melon seeds, and then drain the water for use.
2.Lime liquid soaking: Prepare clear lime liquid, and pour the screened melon seeds into the lime liquid to soak. After soaking for 24 hours, take out the seeds and rinse them with drinking water to remove impurities and defective seeds.
3.Spice preparation: you should chosecumin, star anise, Chinese prickly ash, cinnamon and other spices in proportion, and then seal theses spices in a two-layer gauze bag.
4.Precooking melon seeds: Pour the soaked and cleaned melon seeds into the jacketed pot, the quantityof melon seeds is about 50 kg. The drinking water for precooking is four times that of the melon seeds. You should unscrew the steam valve of the jacketed pot and boil for 1 hour, and then take them out from iron sieve and clean up.
5.Fragrant cooking: put 70 liters of drinking water in a jacketed pot, and then add 10% salt, 1 pieceof spices pack, and 40 kg of melon seeds into the jacketed pot as well. Afterwards, unscrew the steam valve of the jacketed pot and boil for 2 hours. At this time, it is necessary to add water frequently to make sure the water volume keep up with the original volume. 1 piece of spice pack used for cooking melon seeds could be used for cooking twice.