Our industrial process
Aims to provide added value to agricultural production through the development of products suitable for human consumption. This phase begins with the implementation of an adequate post-harvest handling of the fruit to ensure the quality of the fruit that is processed into various products, primarily juice, which is marketed locally.
The industrial phase begins with the proper postharvest handling of the fruit, harvested at optimum physiological maturity “porcelain white” color which also allows to reduce the amount of waste after the manufacturing process, obtaining a product with superior organoleptic characteristics of the different Noni byproducts. Next, the fruit is received at the processing plant and subjected to a process of selection and final classification, which eliminates green fruits and those of poor quality, intended for compost used at an early stage agriculture.
The fruit is subjected to a process of soaking in water, which aims to remove impurities (trash and/or dust) of the fruit and moved to a disinfection process (sanitization) in a solution of chlorinated water to reduce the burden of organisms from the fruit. Next, sanitation by eliminating green carpels that are removed and destined for the composting process in the agricultural phase.
Once the fruit is cleaned, it is placed on trays so as to eliminate as much water as possible and reduce the chances of survival and reproduction of microorganisms during the aging phase lasting no less than 120 days. The last process of this phase is to deposit high quality fruit in “food grade” plastic containers (barrels or tanks) at full capacity and sealed tightly to prevent the circulation of oxygen that could facilitate the growth of microorganisms.
Once we have completed the phase of aging or anaerobic fermentation, the fruit turned to pulp is subjected to a process of pressing in a hydraulic press (Hidropress), giving juice free of seeds and remains of cuticle of the fruit. Subsequently, the juice obtained is subjected to pasteurization and then ready to be packed in containers of different capacity (bottles, liters or gallons).
At the end of the process the containers are labeled and packaged for subsequent storage and distribution.