IQF vegetables represent a significant segment of the worldwide frozen food market, especially in Europe. Even though this sector consists of a wide range of frozen vegetables, the most popular remain broccoli, green beans, and peas.
This growing demand is explained by the increase of interest in advanced and sustainable solutions from private processors. Simply delivering frozen vegetables to the market is no longer enough, especially if we’re talking about vegetables rich in nutrients such as broccoli. Consumers from Europe have a high interest in the nutritional value of the products, as well as in their appearance and overall quality. The EU is a major importer of IQF vegetables, the biggest consuming countries being the Western Europeans, followed by the Eastern European countries that are picking up this trend, as well.
Therefore, the demand for IQF broccoli is constantly growing, while frozen food processors are in a tight competition to supply this demand with high-quality products that meet high food safety regulations. In order to obtain great results with the final IQF products distributed on the market, IQF broccoli processors need superior freezing equipment that can ensure the preservation of the nutritional value and natural appearance of broccoli. The OctoFrost team has solid experience with the freezing of broccoli and can offer valuable information and guidance to broccoli processors.
IQF freezing on-site
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