MINI-CORNICHONS and GHERKINS

MINI-CORNICHONS and GHERKINS

Description

They are a condiment, widely consumed in Spain also as aperitif along with Spanish green or black olives. Used as salad ingredient and with pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”. Requires a lot of labour for cultivation, harvesting, and processing, especially the little sizes, which are typical from Southeast Asian countries

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid and BRINE. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

From Cucumis Sativus

• Variety

Spines skin, allowing long temporary preservation. No OGM

 Aspect

Intense green-yellowish colour

 Texture

Firm, crispy fruits

 Shape

Typical, slightly conic, straight or slightly curved (not crooked)

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size (fruits per kg), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, coloration defects, bored, ill, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated in high stakes (“treillis”)

 Sizes (straight whole fruits)

Available in all usual commercial grades (especially in tiny sizes, “mini-cornichons” 160/300 and 300/450 pieces per kg!): 5/10, 10/20, 20/30, 30/40, 40/60, 60/80, 80/120, 120/160, 160/300 and 300/450 fruits per kg. Also curved (crooked) and nubbins

• Cut fruits

Also available in diverse cut shapes (various thickness and shapes)

• Preservation liquid

Acetic Acid, Salt and SO2 or fermented in BRINE (lactic fermentation)

 Sulphites

yes (in Brine, no sulphites)

• Packaging

In industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

180 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Less than 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly India (but also from Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.

SILVERSKIN ONIONS

SILVERSKIN ONIONS

Description

Little Silverskin white onions are a very common condiment highly consumed in Spain, also as aperitif along with gherkins and olives. Very frequently used as ingredient of mixed pickles and salads, and as garniture for pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”.

Is a product mainly grown and processed in Europe, in the Netherlands, but also in Israel, Italy and recently in India. Is a healthy component of salads, cooked dishes, pizzas, etc.

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid. For industrial use at factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

Typical of each growing country (original seed was Italian)

• Variety

Extra-white, of small sizes (diameter between 14 and 32 mm)

 Aspect

White-milk colour

 Texture

Firm fruits

 Shape

Typical, almost spherical fruits some slightly oval

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size (diameter), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having strias, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated in very fertile lands, cultivation usually mechanized

 Sizes

Available in all commercial usual grades (sized by diameter expressed in mm.), emphasizing the medium size/grade 18/21 mm.

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, Salt and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

170 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 big truck (trayler) with 92 drums (15.640 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (Holland, Italy, Israel, India)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in jars and cans for consumer market.

EXTRA-THIN GREEN BEANS

EXTRA-THIN GREEN BEANS

Description

Is a very common vegetable, widely consumed in Europe. Of very thin diameter (less than 6 mm., quality “Extra-Fine or Premium”) requires intensive labour for growing, collecting, processing and packaging.

Very typical product of various African countries, mainly from Kenya. Used as healthy and natural food, also along with diverse meat.

Technical Data​

• Product type

Finished product ready for final consumption. Usually presented in glass jars but also in cans

• Seed

Typical of each production country

• Variety

Dark green smooth skin

 Texture

Firm fruits

 Shape

Typical, straight, long fruits

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those affected by fly bites, coloration defects, etc.). Grown on trellis or on the ground. Stems removed by hand

 Sizes

As whole fruit, are available in various commercial usual sizes (diameter in mm.), emphasizing the Extra-Fine grade considered here

• Temporary preservation liquid

Brine and citric acid. Sterilized product

 Sulphites

no

• Packaging

Usually glass jars (370 and 520 ml) but also in cans. If 370 ml. jars, over packed in 12 units carton trays

• Net drained weight

Depending on glass used

• Labelling

Jars unlabelled, only pallets are labelled. Final jars/cans labelling is made by customer under its own brand

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 24 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with a number of jars to be defined (in carton trays of 12 units if 370 ml. jars)

• Country of Origin

Mainly from Kenya

To consult us about packaging to be considered and grade requested

Under demand, the packaged product availability is in various jars sizes and cans for consumer market. Make us an inquiry

MEDIUM HOT RED CHILIES

MEDIUM HOT RED CHILIES

Description

Very old condiment, of increasing consumption in Spain amongst spicy food lovers. Consumed along with Spanish green or black olives and used as ingredient of salads, mixed pickles, banderillas, etc. Eaten along with pork preserves, cheese “raclettes” and Spanish heavy dishes (“platos de cuchara”). Small sizes require intensive labour for plucking and processing. Stems manually cut at required length

Technical Data

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid, salt and SO2. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer products

• Seed

For type red, semi-pungent

• Variety

Of each production country. No OGM

 Aspect

Intense red thin little pepper (long)

 Texture

Firm

 Shape

Typical, long and thin, even curved

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (broken, ill or those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste of chilli in vinegar

 Purgency

Limited, mild chilli

 Sizes

Available in three commercial grades (length): 6-9 cm., 9-12 cm and cut 1-2 cm

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, salt, added with little quantities citric acid, and SO2

 Sulfites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 265 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

120-125 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 10 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 120-130 kg n.d.w. (9.600-10.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (Spain, Morocco, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market

MEDIUM HOT GREEN CHILIES

MEDIUM HOT GREEN CHILIES

Description

Very old condiment, of increasing consumption in Spain amongst spicy food lovers. Consumed along with Spanish green or black olives and used as ingredient of salads, mixed pickles, banderillas, etc. Eaten along with pork preserves, cheese “raclettes” and Spanish heavy dishes (“platos de cuchara” like white beans “pochas”). Small sizes require intensive labour for plucking and processing. Stems manually cut at required length

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid and salt. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer products

• Seed

Type “vasca” (mainly basque seed but also similar seeds)

• Variety

Basque or very similar. No OGM

 Aspect

Green-yellowish thin little pepper (long): Stems manually cut at requested length

 Texture

Firm

 Shape

Typical, long and thin

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (broken, ill or those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste of chilli in vinegar

• Pungency

Limited, mild chilli

 Sizes

Available three commercial grades (length): 6-9 cm., 9-12 cm and cut 1-2 cm

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, salt, added with little quantities of citric acid, and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 265 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

120-125 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 10 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 120-130 kg n.d.w. (9.600-10.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (Spain –the true basque–, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.

CAPERS

CAPERS

Description

Relatively extended condiment, of frequent consumption in Spain, widely used in pizzas. Eaten along with pork preserves, cheese “raclettes” and smoked salmon. Frequently used as ingredient of some sauces, mixed pickles and salads. Needs intensive labour for plucking, selection and processing.

Is a typical product of the Mediterranean area as wild bush, while is being cultivated also in certain countries.

Extra Information

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in BRINE. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Variety

Wild bush (or planted from wild bush)

 Aspect

Typical, dark green. Also sometimes yellow-green

 Texture

Typical almost firm

 Shape

Typical, round thick pieces, slightly spherical

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those broken, splashed, or having stains, coloration defects, etc.). With typical smell and taste

 Sizes

Available in all commercial sizes (named super-capotes, capotes, surfines, capucines, non-pareilles, etc.)

• Preservation liquid

Salt/brine

 Sulphites

no

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

180 kg per barrel, but depending on each country of origin

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before

Preferably 12 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly Spain but also Morocco, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Syria and Tunisia

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.

JALAPEÑO PEPPER

JALAPEÑO PEPPER

Description

Condiment originally from Mexico, Spansih consumption is increasing. Progressively incorporated as ingredient of mixed pickles, salads, along with pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”. Small sizes require intensive labour for plucking and processing. Stems manually cut at required length. Presented as whole pieces or cut in slices.

This is a product mainly grown and processed in Mexico, USA and some Southeast Asian countries like India, Cambodia and , Sri Lanka.

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid and salt, with addition of SO2 or not. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer products

• Seed

Typical of each growing country

• Variety

Jalapeño, spicy little pepper. No OGM

 Aspect

Small whole fruit 4 -7 cm. long, of diverse colours (dark green, intense red, etc.)

 Texture

Firm

 Shape

Typical, conical

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (broken, ill or those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste of pepper in vinegar

 Pungency

Spicy but limited

 Sizes

Available in usual commercial sizes (4 -7 cm. long) also cut in slices

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, salt, added with little quantities citric acid, and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 265 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

120-130 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 10 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 120-130 kg n.d.w. (9.600-10.400 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market

BANDERILLAS (sweet and spicy)

BANDERILLAS (sweet and spicy)

Description

They are considered the oldest “Spanish Tapas” ever. Of wide consumption in Spain to take along with aperitifs. The name banderillas, comes from the worldwide known Bull Fight “Corrida” in which the “matador” (Torero) inserts 4 or 6 arrows on the bull back called “banderillas” during the course. 

Banderillas are a kind of brochette of pickled vegetables inserted in a wood toothpick or in a little plastic sword. They are of two kind: Sweet (without any spicy ingredient) and Spicy (containing a bit of Hot Green Chilli). The ingredients are: one pitted green olive (or stuffed with red pepper), one gherkin (whole or sliced), one bit of red peeper, one silverskin onion, and one bit of hot green chilli if they are Spicy

Technical Data​

• Product type

Product type: in bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels or smaller pails, in temporary preservation in flavoured acetic acid, salt and SO2. For industrial use, for factories repacking final consumer products

• Seed

Corresponding to each ingredient

• Variety

Corresponding to each ingredient. No OGM

 Aspect

Brochette of pickled vegetables

 Texture

Firm

 Shape

Typical of each ingredient

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by sizes, accurate selection to remove defective fruits (broken, ill or those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste of pickled vegetables in vinegar

 Pungency

Limited for Spicy type, nil for Sweet type

 Sizes

Various commercial types

• Preservation liquid

Acetic acid, salt, and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel or little plastic pails

• Plastic mesh

yes, polythene bag

• Net drained weight

45-50 kg if in barrels or less if in pails

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 8 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 360 drums of 45-50 kg n.d.w. (16.200-18.000 kg of product) or different if in pails

• Country of Origin

various (Spain, India, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market.

PARIS MUSHROOMS

PARIS MUSHROOMS

Description

Very old condiment, consumption currently spreading throughout Spain. Frequently used as “Spanish Tapas” (aperitif). Also as ingredient of mixed pickles, salads and along with pork preserves. Very small sizes needs labour intensive to be harvested and processed.

Product grown in Spain and some other European countries (Poland, France). Highly used as ingredient of salads (whole and sliced)

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

Typical of each growing country

• Variety

For long temporary preservation. No OGM

 Aspect

Cream-light brown colour

 Texture

Firm fruits

 Shape

Typical, with circular head and long trunk (cut)

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size (diameter of head), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated in dark grottos

 Sizes

Available in all commercial usual grades (sized by head diameter), emphasizing the medium size/grade 25-30 mm. Also available in slices of 2-3 mm thick from grade 30-35 mm

• Preservation liquid

Acetic and ascorbic acids, Salt and SO2

 Sulphites

Yes

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

150 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 big truck (trayler) with 92 drums (13.800 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (Spain, Poland, France)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in jars and cans for consumer market

WHOLE/CUT CARROTS

WHOLE/CUT CARROTS

Description

They are a condiment, widely consumed in Spain also as aperitif along with Spanish green or black olives and other pickles. Used as salad ingredient and with pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”. Little sizes require a lot of labour for cultivation, harvesting, and processing

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

Typical of each production country, fruits with orange colour heart

 

• Variety

Smooth skin, of maximum 55 mm of diameter, allowing long provisional preservation. No OGM

 Aspect

Intense orange colour, stems removed

 Texture

Firm, crispy fruits

 Shape

Typical, slightly conic, straight or slightly curved (not crooked)

 Organoleptic

Healthy fruits, well graded by size (diameter), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated inside the ground

 Sizes ( whole fruits)

Available in all usual commercial grades

 Cut fruits

Also available in diverse cut shapes (various thickness and shapes)

• Preservation liquid

Acetic Acid, Salt and SO2 or preserved in BRINE

 Sulphites

Yes (in Brine, no sulphites)

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh

yes

• Net drained weight

180 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data

yes

• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product) or 1 big truck (trayler) with 92 barrels of 180 kg each (total of 16.560 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly Spain but also India (also available from Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in pasteurized jars and cans for consumer market