What does the term iqf mean?

What Does the Term IQF Mean?

Post Time: 15 August 2020

1) The term IQF stands for “individually quick frozen.”

Each piece is individually freezed, the final product is not frozen into a solid block.

2) Another term for IQF is “flash-frozen.”

Quickly freezing the foods produces ice crystals that are small, and thus do not cause damage to the fibers of the food.

3) What are IQF machines?

These include blast freezing, plate freezing, belt-tunnel freezing, fluidized-bed freezing, cryogenic freezing, and dehydrofreezing.

4) Examples of IQF foods

Fruits like blueberries, strawberries, and peaches; vegetables like corn, peas, and green beans; seafood like shrimp and scallops; or poultry, like individual chicken breasts.

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