How the Frozen Fruit and Vege Industry Is Booming
Under the epidemic, consumers' demand for dining out has plummeted and home cooking has become more frequent, making frozen foods stand out and consumption grow significantly. Frozen fruits and vegetables are also gradually favored by the market by virtue of the advantages of not subject to seasonal restrictions, easy processing and long shelf life. Although China's frozen fruit and vegetable market started late, but with unique resource advantages, as well as freezing technology, cold chain logistics continue to improve, frozen fruit and vegetable industry in recent years to accelerate development, product variety is increasingly rich, quality has also been improved, not only to consolidate and expand the vast international market, is also accelerating the cultivation of the domestic consumer market, the industry has ushered in an unprecedented opportunity for development.
Safe and nutritious
In addition to ice cream, chilled chicken, duck and fish, frozen dumplings, etc., a variety of frozen fruits and vegetables in recent years has also become a large supermarket freezer area resident, not only the whole package of sweet corn kernels, broccoli, peas, and some with a good combination of packaging.
Usually seasonal fruits and vegetables are pre-processed after picking and processed in a low-temperature environment. And before entering the quick-freezing plant, the manufacturer also treats them in different ways to kill microorganisms and so on. This also means that if the procedure is complete, the operation is standardized, quick-frozen fruits and vegetables can indeed effectively control the surface of pesticide residues, microorganisms, etc..
Frozen fruit and vegetable technology is a "primary processing of agricultural products" technology, therefore, fresh fruits and vegetables "transformed" frozen fruits and vegetables, involving only "harvesting - pre-cooling - Washing - sorting - peel and core - cutting - freezing" and other major processes, not only the surface of fruits and vegetables microorganisms, dirt and pesticide residues, etc. will be effectively controlled, and slow loss of nutrients, taste and flavor is also relatively stable.
China's frozen fruit and vegetable market development started late, but with the unique advantages of resources and labor costs, ultra-low temperature freezing, ultrasonic freezing and other technological developments, as well as the development of cold chain logistics, China's frozen fruit and vegetable products continue to strengthen the quality, international competitiveness continues to improve, the scale of exports continue to expand. 2020, the impact of the epidemic, logistics stagnation, China's frozen vegetables exports have declined, but still in more than 800,000 tons.
From the domestic market, although domestic consumption habits have not yet developed, consumer acceptance is low, but as consumers pay more and more attention to food safety issues, frozen fruits and vegetables are not subject to seasonal restrictions, do not use additives, easy processing and other advantages appear, the market prospects are immeasurable.
At present, frozen fruits and vegetables in the domestic market has several major use scenarios. First of all, some take-out restaurants to ensure the stability of the dishes and the efficiency of the dishes will choose to use frozen vegetables pre-prepared dishes; secondly, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes and other frozen diced fruit can guarantee the consistency, safety and stability of raw materials, so in the milk tea industry is widely used; in addition, the jam processing industry, juice processing industry, dairy processing industry, canning industry and dried fruit processing industry demand for raw materials also larger.
Perfect quality control
Frozen fruit and vegetable industry volume is huge, strong demand, excellent development potential, but as a new industry, there are many problems. Such as some enterprises in order to save money, freezing equipment and facilities are not complete, the process is not perfect, health conditions do not meet the standard; standards related to frozen food is not sound, supervision can not be based on, resulting in uneven product quality; cold chain transport construction lags behind, the circulation process temperature fluctuations, affecting the quality of frozen fruits and vegetables. Therefore, it is also necessary to improve the quick-frozen production technology, the establishment of raw material production base, sound production norms, improve the cold chain logistics system, promote the development of the quick-frozen fruit and vegetable industry, and constantly improve its international competitiveness.
At present, the domestic frozen fruit production categories and consumer demand categories are highly concentrated in strawberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, China is the world's largest fruit producer, also has extremely rich fruit resources.
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