Industrial Process (*)

1

GRADING

2

TENDERIZING

3

PITTING

Grading: The grading consists into separate the fruit by size.

Tenderizing: The fruit is re-hydrated between 30 and 34% moisture according to client’s requirements. This is done by way of a steam shower at 110-Celsius degrees (230 °F) for 20 minutes

Pitting: The pitting is done with Ashlock or Elliot machines that have the capacity to pit 320 kilograms ( 700 pounds) per hour per machine.

4

SORTING

5

SORBATE SPRAYING

Sorbate Spraying: The equipment ensures that each box receives the same amount of preservative as requested by the client

 

Sorting: After the pitting is done, the fruit is examined to remove any fruit that might have been damaged during the process or contains pit fragments.

 

(*) Processed at Agrícola Siemel Ltda.

FINAL PRODUCT: Packed in 5 kgs, 10 kgs box or 25 kgs bag