Our raspberry is juicy, fleshy with a sour-sweet taste, fragrance and full of flavour. It’s pretty pink color and silken textures make our berry a unique fruit of high quality. On top of that we offer a tailor-made service to fit your distribution, volume and packaging needs. Our entire philosophy has a sole and fundamental objective: To offer the best raspberry of the highest quality.
THE TASTE OF VELVET
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Jan Van Bergeijk
The concept of the high-quality raspberry is associated with the name of Jan Van Bergeijk. To speak of raspberries in Huelva is to speak of Jan, since it was he who introduced its cultivation in Andalusia. Creative and innovative, and willing to face challenges that most producers reject, it has managed to position itself among the most important raspberry brands in Europe. Jan Van Bergeijk, a grower through and through, just like all the producers of Plus Berries, is more than just a member of the group; he is its essence
After years of experimental research we have developed a totally innovative production process. The optimization and the exhaustive control of all the process, from planting to customer delivery, ensure our objective: the highest quality. Food security and the traceability of the product are ensured in every stage of the process.
The cultivation of the raspberry is accomplished in two ways. The first one makes use of cuttings and the second with seedlings, depending on the variety and season of the crop. The planting period for achieving a long growing season runs from May to December.
The cultivation is of the extended type in macrotunnels and greenhouses. It is cultivated on soil ridges or in raised beds with a substrate based on coconut fiber. Together with the essential irrigation system and given the low rigidity of the plants, they are trained to keep them erect and to promote aeration, insulation and ultimately harvesting.
The selection and packaging are carried out simultaneously with collection in containers of different weights, mainly for the convenience of avoiding repeated manipulations of the fruit that can greatly damage its quality. Once completed the boxes are taken to the central processing plant in trucks equipped with tarpaulins to protect the boxes from dust and inclement weather.
Receiving consists of unloading the fruit at a dock at the warehouse under a purpose-built cantilever that covers the loading area, placing the fruit in pallets for internal transport, thus preventing contact of the containers with the floor. During the reception an operator is in charge of quality control through visual recognition so that in case of anomalies and irregularities in the collection, he may give prompt and timely notice to the operators in charge.
pre-cooling in refrigerated chamber
Before handling the fruit and depending on the product and time of year, the fruit is subjected to cooling treatment thus allowing for decreased respiratory activity, a more comfortable handling of the product and a longer life.
Each person is a quality controller for his or her particular job. However, in addition to the quality control carried out as the fruit enters the plant, a specific quality control is carried out during the handling phase, where possible defects of the fruit, weights, labeling etc. are checked to quickly detect possible errors and notify the workers responsible for remedying them.
The operators take the boxes of fruit harvested in the field and proceed to the selection, weighing and standardization of the fruit contained in bins, later proceeding to the labeling process, after which they are placed in their definitive boxes and finally palletized.
Once the pallet is made, the corners are protected with 4 corners of plastic material of identical height to that of the pallet, which is then wrapped entirely in bands of 20 mm. wide plastic wrap, and secured with metal straps by means of a strapping machine, in order to give rigidity and firmness to the pallet in its subsequent transport and handlingo.
These palletized units are immediately carted into the cooler so that they are kept for approximately 8-10 hours at a temperature of 0 to 2° C, establishing enough cooling to start a cold chain to ensure good commercial conditions for their distribution and consumption.
Closed refrigerated trucks are mandated for the distribution of the merchandise, and must be capable of maintaining a temperature of 1 to 2ºC for the entire route. Isothermal or closed vehicles without thermal insulation may only be used in the case of medium-distance domestic shipments.
Delicious raspberries have always been a part of fine dining. But the virtues of this beautiful fruit, both for the eye and for the palate, are not only found in the kitchen; its health properties are one of its best calling cards.
Laboratory studies have demonstrated the ability of raspberries and raspberry seed extracts to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the breast, prostate, cervix and colon. These little berries may fight cancer by acting as a rich source of ellagitannins. Found in both the red and black varieties of raspberries, elagitannins become ellagic acid in the body, a known cancer-fighting antioxidant.
Its positive effects against obesity are also known. Raspberry ketone (4- (4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one; RK) is a compound found naturally in raspberries and works by altering lipid metabolism, improving obesity and fatty liver.
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