Cold pasteurization of fruits and vegetables
Cold processing of fruits and vegetables
High pressure processing (HPP) offers consumers fresher fruit and vegetables, without additives or preservatives. What’s more, it provides the consumer with added value, as it ensures the products retain their sensory qualities – taste, texture and colour – as well as the nutritional content typical of freshly harvested produce. With HPP, there are almost limitless opportunities to create exceptional value-added products.
Benefits of processing fruits and vegetables with HPP
Delicious and healthy
HPP satisfies consumers’ demands for freshness, taste, nutrition and safety, all without any preservatives or chemical additives. In addition, the healthy vitamins and enzymes that are destroyed or inactivated by traditional heat treatment are kept intact.
Safety with HPP
High pressure processing (HPP) inactivates harmful pathogens such as salmonella, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes. As is it used on products that have already been packaged, it eliminates the risk of subsequent contamination with dangerous bacteria, protecting producers from costly product recalls.
Longer shelf lives, greater profitability
Did you know that every year 50% of all fruit and vegetables are wasted? HPP increases the shelf life of fruit and vegetables, reducing spoilage and increasing profits.
Our HPP systems eliminate the risk of post-processing contamination, as they inactivate the pathogens in both the food products and the packaging in a single procedure.
Furthermore, they can be used on the majority of types of plastic food packaging, including heat-sealed trays, Doypacks and flow packs.
Avocados led the way…
Many manufacturers began using HPP food preparation for refrigerated fresh guacamole. Soon afterwards, they began to use the technique on avocado halves, giving them a shelf life of up to 30 days.
HPP technology has increased the range of products made from avocados. Now, the most innovative food processors are supplying fresh and tasty food products to supermarkets, delicatessens, wholesalers and the hotel, restaurant and catering sector.
Sauces, fruit snacks, diced onions, juices, fruit smoothies and apple purée are just a few of the high quality products made from fruit and vegetables that can be processed using the HPP system.