Freeze Concentrate Technology
Freeze concentration is IPRONA’s unique process that works entirely without any heat or vacuums. By cooling the juice at temperatures below 0ºC, the natural water content of the juice cristallizes more and more. Subsequently these ice cristals are separated mechanically from the juice in a highly selective method, meaning that no juice or flavour compounds are lost. Instead, they are naturally enriched and retained in the concentrated juice, retaining superior taste and flavour. As a result, juice reconstituted from freeze concentrate is an exact sensory match to the juice prior to concentration. Freeze concentrates are highly recommended for product formulations in which a very high sensorical quality is of particular importance.
Thanks to reduced volume, transport and storage costs are lower versus not-from-concentrate (NFC) juice.
Strawberries, raspberries, apples, blueberries, black currants, elderflowers and every other fruit with a particularly pronounced flavour and aroma profile are especially suited to freeze concentrate technology.