We source our high-quality leeks from experienced producers in Turkey and Belgium, all approved to the same exacting standards you’d expect at home, and offering full traceability from field to fork.
IQF leeks from Belgium typically offer a higher ratio of white to green, while Turkey tends to supply more green leeks than white. Whatever best suits your requirement, we’ve got the product for you.
About our IQF leeks
IQF leeks from Kiril Mischeff are available sliced or diced in a range of sizes, from 10x10mm to 14-16mm.
The IQF process keeps the product free-flowing and individual (ideal for pie fillings or side dishes requiring visible and identifiable leek pieces) – while also helping the leeks retain their natural colour, flavour and nutritional benefits.
Leeks are an excellent source of vitamin K, A and C, as well as dietary fibre, so add a host of natural health benefits to any final product.
Place your order for IQF leeks by calling our sales team on +44 (0) 1909 534 000 today.
What are IQF Leeks?
IQF leeks are frozen, pre-cut pieces that have been individually quick frozen (IQF). This process allows them to be stored for longer periods of time with minimal degradation in quality or nutrition. Because of this quick-freezing process, the leeks are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamins A and C, magnesium, iron and calcium. They’re also rich in antioxidants and polyphenols. Also, leeks are a gluten-free food. Perfect for the manufacture of pies, soups and ready meals, IQF leeks from Kiril Mischeff come in a range of cut sizes and a range of origins.
What is the best way to store IQF Leeks?
When stored in a freezer, IQF leeks should be used within 12 months of purchase for best quality and nutrition. It’s important to keep them sealed in airtight packaging to prevent ‘freezer burn’. While IQF leeks are not high in protein, they do contain small amounts of essential amino acids and are a useful addition to a balanced vegetarian or vegan diet.
Are IQF Leeks easy to prepare?
Yes, IQF leeks are very easy to prepare. They can be diced, sliced or chopped and added to salads, stir-fries or other recipes. For some recipes, it would be best to thaw them first before using. The IQF leeks retain the vegetable’s mild, slightly sweet flavour and there are no known health risks associated with consuming them. IQF leeks can be used to make a delicious and nutritious soup. Just add the thawed pieces to stock or water along with other vegetables and seasonings of your choice. Not only are IQF leeks a convenient and nutritious food, but they are also easy to prepare. They are also low in calories and rich in dietary fibre and other vitamins and minerals. With their mild flavour and long shelf life, they are an ideal ingredient for any cook. If you’re looking to add something new to your meals, IQF leeks from Kiril Mischeff are a great choice.