Cleaning sounds simple, but there's more to it. The dried fruits are shipped from their country of origin to our warehouse, packed in cardboard boxes and poly bags. We remove those. The fruits are clumped together tightly and as such you wouldn't be able to process them very easily. That's why we take the fruits apart, give them a water bath, remove any contaminations and if desired, we add a little vegetable oil (to counteract stickyness). Next we re-package the fruits in plastic reusable crates. Now that's something you can easily process!
Do you need a specific currants/raisins mix ratio? We can do that. A specific weight per crate, tuned to your process? No problem! We produce and package to your specifications, ready to use and we are doing this for 30 years. It goes without saying: we're the experts.
Drying is actually as simple as it sounds. Dried fruit have a standard or usual moisture percentage, but that percentage might be too high for your recipe and product. Are you producing a raisin bun, you would like the moisture percentage of the raisins to be higher than if you would be producing a cereal bar. Increasing moisture percentages we do in the Cleaning proces, but in order to lower it, we'll dry it for you.
We have perfected our process to such a degree that you can specify the percentage and we'll make it happen. Of course we then repackage the product to your specs as well.
Imagine you produce a multigrain bread. The ratio of seeds and grains you add to the product is very specific. You take every ingredient, weigh it and add it to the dough. It's a precise job, because you cannot afford to forget an ingredient and you need to be especially careful not to add too much of that one expensive ingredient.
How can you guarantee a consistent ratio; weight- and money-wise? Your core business is baking bread, not endlessly mixing ingredients, right? So why not outsource that particular step in the process?
We can create a bespoke mix, with ingredients specified by you in any desired ratio. We'll make sure is a homogeneous mix in a packaging to your liking (paper bag, box or bigbag), with weight and possibly a product name specified by you. With this product you buy an easy-to-use, tailor-made, risk-lowering ingredient for your final product.