With more than 100 years of experience with fruit and vegetables, SVZ International is an expert manufacturer and supplier of fruit and vegetable ingredients from natural raw materials.
Our product range includes Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) fruit and vegetables, juice and juice concentrate, puree and concentrated puree, compounds and Verifruit® ingredients.
SVZ is a leading producer of fruit and vegetable juice and juice concentrate. Our top quality is a result of using first-class raw materials. SVZ has the facilities, the knowledge and the experience to turn juice and juice concentrate into a multipurpose ingredient. Not only as the core component of a finished product, but also as a colouring or flavouring agent.
At SVZ, juice means just juice, or Not From Concentrate (NFC). From a single kilogram of fruit, a specified quality of juice can be obtained. With NFC juice, the ‘natural’ ratio between raw material and juice is maintained. In other words, this is not juice made from juice concentrate.
Juice and juice concentrate are derived by pressing the juice from fruit and vegetables. The residue (fibres, peels and skins and seeds and stones) is fully or partially removed.
Purees from SVZ offer a wide range of possibilities, because SVZ has the knowledge and experience to make purees from a wide range of fruit and vegetable varieties.
One puree product with major practical advantages is the puree cube. This is a product which is frozen ultra-rapidly into small cubes (like domino pieces), which can then be rapidly defrosted. As well as saving time, this production method guarantees the retention of both flavour and colour. In addition, the cubes are easy to dose.
For certain applications, concentrated puree has advantages over single strength puree. Because water has been extracted, less product needs to be packaged, transported and stored.
A compound is a fruit and/or vegetable mix consisting of:
SVZ constantly contribute ideas for compound fruit and vegetables for applications to meet market trends.
SVZ has considerable experience with quick freezing techniques for IQF ingredients, has extensive knowledge of fruit and vegetables and their possible IQF applications. We are responsible for every stage of the process; as SVZ even influences the cultivation process, quality and safety are guaranteed.
The IQF process involves rapidly freezing fruit, pieces of fruit, or vegetables so that they remain free-flowing. With IQF, all the natural characteristics of fresh fruit and vegetables are retained. Fruit and vegetables can be frozen whole, or in slices of different sizes. IQF products are easily processed as they defrost rapidly and are perfect for portion control. SVZ guarantees consistency in quality and composition.
In addition, IQF fruit and vegetables:
IQF products are ideal for applications in food where fruit and vegetable pieces provide added value, e.g. as decorative or other clearly recognisable aspect of the dish. Applications include ready meals, jam, confectionery, and ice cream.
Verifruit® is an innovative product developed by SVZ - ‘the next best thing to fresh fruit’ because, as far as possible, it retains the characteristics of fresh fruit.
This high-quality ingredient puts the true fruit sensation into your finished product, despite having an excellent shelf life, and being far less susceptible to damage during processing, than fresh fruit. On the basis of Verifruit, you can develop new products which until recently were not possible.
Verifruit is available in three variants: