IQF mandarin from Kiril Mischeff
Our IQF mandarin segments are sourced from processing partners in China, to capitalise on optimal growing conditions.
All our producers are accredited to the highest standards, and provide full transparency and traceability from field to fork.
IQF mandarin segments are typically supplied in 10kg cartons, although other packing options may be available on request.
To discuss an order for IQF mandarin, please just give our sales team a call on +44 (0) 1909 534 000.
What is IQF mandarin?
IQF mandarin stands for Individually Quick Frozen and is a process of rapidly freezing fresh mandarins to preserve their quality, texture and flavour for extended shelf life. This is done by using a rapid freezing process that ensures that each mandarin remains individual and retains its nutritional value and aroma. This means that IQF mandarins can stay fresh for up to 18 months, when stored properly in a cold and dry environment. IQF mandarin can be used in a variety of recipes such as salads, desserts and smoothies.
What benefits does IQF mandarin provide?
IQF mandarin offers nutritional value, convenience, longer shelf life and improved texture compared to other methods of preservation. Also, the freezing process preserves the mandarins’ beneficial compounds such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Essentially, IQF mandarin is not only safe to eat but it is a healthy and nutritious food with the same vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are found in fresh mandarins.
How is IQF mandarin different from regular frozen mandarin?
Regular frozen mandarin slices are typically cut into pieces before freezing which causes them to stick together in a block. IQF mandarins, on the other hand, are frozen individually ensuring that each mandarin remains individual and retains its nutritional value, flavour and aroma. For many, IQF mandarin is widely regarded as being superior to regular frozen mandarins due to its extended shelf life and improved texture. If you need to use thawed mandarin, the best way to do this is to defrost in a fridge overnight or for a few hours. If you are using a recipe that requires identifiable pieces of mandarin to be used, then IQF mandarin from Kiril Mischeff will meet your needs. We offer frozen mandarin segments that are ideal for use in fruit desserts, jellies and other recipes. The IQF mandarins are picked and peeled before being fast-frozen to preserve their fresh flavour and vibrant colour – and this process makes them perfect for any product or recipe.