Our very best tropical fruits in IQF (Individual Quick Freezing) presentation.

IQF

Individual Quick Freezing usually abbreviated IQF is a freezing method used in the food processing industry. Products commonly frozen with IQF technologies can range from all types of berries, fruits and vegetables diced or sliced, seafood such as shrimps and small fish, meat, poultry and even pasta, cheese and grains. 

IQF METHODS

There are 2 main IQF technologies: mechanical IQF freezers and Cryogenic IQF freezers.

Mechanical IQF freezers work on the principle of cold air circulation, which flows from underneath the bed plate or transportation belt with the help of fans. The cold airflow keeps passing through the pieces of products in circular motions while the product is also advancing through the freezer towards the exit end. The design and efficiency of this type of IQF freezers varies among manufacturers who are trying to find the perfect balance of aerodynamics for an optimal freezing result. This technology has seen impressive improvements and developments during the past 20 years, being suited for an increasing range of products.

Cryogenic IQF freezers immerse the product in liquid nitrogen at very low temperatures, freezing it very rapidly while continuously moving the product to avoid block or lump formation. Even though this method shows good freezing results, it might lead to higher processing costs per kg of product due to the large amount of higher cost liquid nitrogen required.

A growing demand and interest in IQF products is registered at global level due to the higher quality of these products and to the practical benefits of having smaller separately frozen pieces. IQF is also a common pre-treatment for freeze-drying food because both processes preserve the size, taste and cell structure of the food better than methods like traditional block freezing or air drying respectively.

Our Products

At Bonae, we seek to bring together the best quality fruits available in our fields with edge technology equipment to assure the highest standards of products to our consumers.

MD2 PINEAPPLE

Total traceability from our fields to the processing plant are ensured by the highest quality standards.

BANANA

BONAE provides premium high quality IQF Bananas with the best ready-to-eat characteristics.

PAPAYA

Partnerships with farmers allows BONAE to guarantee yearly supply of the best quality fruit in the region. We team-up with small, medium, and large farmers in the region.

AVOCADO PULP

Our Avocado Hass IQF is a buttery pure avocado pulp, with the exact same natural flavor of the fresh fruit. From the garden to the IQF process, the taste remains intact.