The Benefits of the IQF Process
Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) foods use a flash-freezing process to preserve food at the height of ripeness to ensure fresh flavor in every bite. Produce such as peas, corn, berries, and peaches are common IQF foods.
The IQF process involves sending food pieces through a cold blast that flash freezes the food pieces individually. Packaging occurs after freezing, so they will remain individual pieces instead of freezing together. IQF works because it forms smaller ice crystals that are not damaging to the cells in the food product.
There are several benefits to using IQF foods. Efficiency is one of the top benefits, and IQF provides a solution to maintain the shelf life of fresh-tasting produce. IQF is also a healthier alternative because flash-freezing produce at the peak of ripeness preserves nutrients typically lost by the time the food reaches the consumer.
Wawona’s IQF Offerings
Wawona Frozen Foods offers a full selection of IQF fruits, including peaches, berries, pears, plums, and mixes for year-round enjoyment. We are committed to offering the highest quality IQF fruits that deliver premium appearance, texture, and sweetness.