Our deep-freezing process
Deep-freezing consists of: sorting, washing, cutting, blanching and deep-freezing itself.
The advantages of deep-frozen products
Deep-frozen foods are often underestimated as being less nutritious than fresh vegetable products. Yet, scientific data show that these are only unfounded prejudices. In fact, deep-frozen products naturally preserve the freshness of freshly harvested produce and give countless advantages from a nutritional and economic point of view, as well as reducing food waste.
Guaranteed quality over time
Balanced diet all year round
Saving time in the kitchen
Deep-frozen Vs. Frozen?
The two terms are very often used as if they were synonyms. Yet, there is a major difference between deep-freezing and just freezing food. First, freezing is a home process, whereas deep-freezing can only be carried out industrially. The main difference between the two processes is the time it takes to cool the food down and the temperature that is reached in the process.
The food is brought to a temperature of -18°C in about 1 hour. During the cooling process, the water contained in the product solidifies into such small micro-crystals that the cell structure is not damaged. Therefore, the nutritional and organoleptic characteristics of the food are kept intact for a long time, even during thawing.
The process is much slower and takes place in the home freezer. During the cooling process, the water contained in the product solidifies into such large crystals that cause the cell walls to break down. As a result, valuable nutritional and organoleptic values are lost during thawing.
An Italian, naturally sustainable company
Our commitment is a promise kept every day: being naturally sustainable. Sustainable at farming, preparing, and deep-freezing our products, as our real way of being.
Orogel è beneficiaria di un contributo del FEASR per un progetto approvato a valere sul PSR Emilia-Romagna 2014-2020 – Tipo di operazione 16.2.01 ("Supporto per progetti pilota e per lo sviluppo di nuovi prodotti, pratiche, processi e tecnologie nel settore agricolo e agroindustriale") per un Piano di Innovazione dal titolo: "Varietà e tecniche colturali per specie orticole da mercato fresco e da surgelazione”, compreso nel Progetto di Filiera F21 (SETTORE ORTOFRUTTICOLO) dal titolo “PROGETTO PILOTA PER L’AMMODERNAMENTO E L’INNOVAZIONE DELLA FASE AGRICOLA DELLA FILIERA OROGEL: VERSO LE PRODUZIONI A RESIDUO ZERO” di cui è proponente e capofila la stessa Orogel. Per ulteriori informazioni, cliccare qui.