KernAktuell September 2018, News
Crunchy meets soft
Crunchy meets soft – dried apple product innovations
In the last two years, our dried fruit department has become very well established on the market and has been an important growth driver for Estyria.
Business in dried apple products is on the up. Following two extremely difficult years on the raw materials market, this year for the first time the situation regarding the volume of supply in Europe is once again more relaxed.
We have introduced some new products to our range and are now able to offer apple rings and apple pieces with concentrated juices (e.g. blueberry juice). Visually, these products are extremely eye-catching, for example in muesli mixes. We are now also concentrating more on chocolate-coated apple and other soft products (apple products with higher residual moisture).
We can all look forward to the new season with great optimism. Especially in the organic sector, we are confident of being able to meet rising demand in the coming years, because many farms in Europe are converting to organic methods.
Management Dried Fruits
Ein kleiner Einblick
The biggest contract grower
of oil pumpkins PGI
Alwera AG, Estyria’s parent company, is responsible for production of the raw goods via a contract farming system. The two companies have for some years maintained the largest PDI area of oil pumpkin in Austria and they know the fields and the farmers personally.Read more
stamp press process
While modernity has brought progress in many areas, the traditional Styrian stamp press process is still the best way of making pumpkin seed oil. The main difference between this and other pressing methods is that we work with open roasting pans. At our plant, people check when the pumpkin seeds are perfectly roasted and so will yield the very best oil. This enables our experienced oil millers to produce the pumpkin seed oil that has won more prizes than any other – and which as a result of this type of pressing retains all the natural constituents. The untreated oil is not filtered; the particles that make it cloudy settle naturally when the oil is left to rest.Read more