What is IQF cucumber?
The IQF process sees the cucumber sliced or diced to specification, then quick-frozen at intensely cold temperatures.
The quick-freeze process helps prevent the formation of ice crystals, which keeps the product free-flowing and allows each piece of cucumber to retain its natural identity – as well as its fresh flavour and nutritional benefits.
IQF cucumber is therefore the perfect ingredient for food manufacturers who require pieces of cucumber to be visible and identifiable in their final product.
To discuss an order for IQF cucumber, please just give our sales team a call on +44 (0) 1909 534 000,
What is IQF cucumber?
IQF cucumber stands for Individually Quick Frozen, which refers to the fact that each cucumber piece is frozen separately for optimum preservation and convenience. IQF cucumber is a popular choice in commercial kitchen as it is perfect for use in ready meals, sandwiches and wraps and pre-prepared salads. Its quick freeze process helps to lock in natural flavour and freshness, while also allowing for a longer shelf life. It contains high levels of Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, both essential vitamins for maintaining healthy bones, skin and nervous system function. It is also low in calories and contains a good dose of dietary fibre, making it an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a balanced diet.
Where does Kiril Mischeff source its IQF cucumber from?
Kiril Mischeff sources its IQF cucumber from trusted processing partners in Spain. The optimal growing conditions mean we can offer the very best IQF cucumbers for our customers. We dice our IQF cucumber to 6x6mm and supply them in 10kg cartons as standard. Our IQF cucumber has a shelf life of 12 months when stored – in its original packaging – at temperatures between -18°C and -20°C
How can IQF cucumber be used?
IQF cucumber is extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. It is perfect for adding to salads, wraps and sandwiches and ready meals, as well as being great for stir-frying or roasting with other vegetables. Its freshness and flavour are locked in from harvest to plate, ensuring that there is less wastage due to spoilage or discolouration. Remember to always wash IQF cucumber to ensure any dirt or bacteria has been removed.