Chinese NZ Herald
Thanks to the products of this New Zealand company, you don’t have to worry about the winter fruits and vegetables!
Vegetables and fruits are not only delicious, but also rich in vitamins and trace elements needed by the human body. They are essential foods for people’s daily lives.
Because of the strong seasonality and regionality of vegetables and fruits, the harvest and market period are short and concentrated, which will form a distinct peak season and low season.
We all know how to live in New Zealand. When the harvest season of vegetables and fruits is winter, not only the varieties selected but also the prices are higher.
In addition, fresh vegetable and fruit products have high water content, and short storage time is prone to deterioration and rot. Most New Zealanders have a shopping habit of buying once a week and buying the supplies and food they need for a week. However, vegetables and fruits cannot be stored for a long time, and become fresh after two or three days, which is not conducive to eating. If you buy it before you finish it, it will break down, causing inevitable waste.
If you want to keep vegetables and fruits for a long time, the traditional processing methods are generally dry, pickled, canned, etc., but this product has been difficult to meet the needs of the escalating consumer market. “Healthy, nutritious and safe” fruit and vegetable products have become a new consumer trend.
A new trend in healthy eating – DryNZ
New Zealand DryNZ is a local company that uses fresh vegetables and fruits to pass vacuum drying machines to produce fruity flour or dry flakes or chunks. It can not only preserve the nutritional value of food to the greatest extent, but also adapt to the needs of modern family life, and is convenient to eat anytime, anywhere.
New Zealand Herald China.com has the opportunity to interview Anne Gibson, the managing director of DryNZ, to take this opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the deep processing industry of fruit and vegetable food.
DryNZ is a privately owned and operated company headquartered in Waiuku, South Auckland. Since its establishment two years ago, it has attracted a group of loyal investors. Investors have great enthusiasm for this cause.
There are two factors that are essential for producing high quality fruit and vegetable flour, or fruit and vegetable blocks (tablets).
The first is the quality of raw materials for vegetables and fruits, and the second is drying technology.
Anne said that they have strict screening conditions for the raw material suppliers of vegetables and fruits. They will personally visit the location of the plantation, and only the trusted growers will become their long-term partners.
Our company is a company that has deep cooperation with our partners. We have very close contact with growers and we need trust between each other. We must trust them to provide us with quality raw materials, and we must let them trust us. In addition, we have established good relationships with transportation service providers.From Pure New Zealand.
New Zealand’s pure natural environment provides New Zealand’s fruits and vegetables with exceptional quality conditions.
Whether it is air, sunlight, soil, water and climate, the fruits and vegetables grown locally in New Zealand have higher nutritional value and more unique flavors.
According to the seasonal changes of nature, in accordance with the natural growth cycle, only the seasons of vegetables and fruits can be used to ensure the health and deliciousness of raw materials to the greatest extent.
To produce pure and high-quality fruit and vegetable powders and dried fruits and vegetables, advanced drying technology is needed.
DryNZ develops and refines the revolutionary state-of-the-art drying machine with its unique dewatering technology that allows fruits, vegetables and other foods to dry, rather than traditional methods of thermal drying or freeze drying.
Anne introduced the first step in the entire drying process by selecting fresh vegetables and fruits from the place of origin.
The second step is to slice the fruits and vegetables, place them on a conveyor belt, and wait for drying.
In the third step, the vacuum dryer is used to make the sliced fruits and vegetables reach the optimal dry state.
The temperature of the vacuum dryer will not rise above 40 °C, so it will only extract the water from vegetables and fruits without destroying its nutrients. This is the most natural drying method.
In the fourth step, the dried product is ground to obtain the perfect vegetable and fruit powder.
When the reporter asked why he didn’t see DryNZ products in the supermarket, Anne said: “There are usually companies directly contacting us to produce products for them. For example, Ti Ora, a very famous tea company in New Zealand, their products have already Exported to 7 countries outside of New Zealand, we are one of their raw material suppliers. Customers will give us demand, such as fruit tea raw materials, milkshake raw materials, baking products and so on.”
Breaking seasonal restrictions on fruit and vegetable foods
For many Chinese, everyone will choose fresh products for the consumption habits of fruits and vegetables. So why introduce such products to Chinese customers?
Anne said: “New Zealand is a country with a relatively small population, but New Zealand has a very good natural environment. We are very fortunate to rely on pure sunshine land to grow crops. New Zealand’s fruit and vegetable products are very rich in nutrition and The Chinese compatriots living in New Zealand will know this better, but Chinese compatriots living outside New Zealand may not be very clear. With this platform, we hope that more people will understand the advantages of this product and let them Learn that our products are trustworthy.”
In addition, referring to the Chinese eating habits, the powder also has a great advantage compared to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The first point is the seasonal issue. Not all fruits and vegetables can be bought in any season, but fruit and vegetable powders can be easily purchased. These powders are processed in the best seasons of fruits and vegetables, retaining the best nutrition and flavor, breaking the time limit of consumption.
Second, all products contain no additives, just draining water and leaving the purest ingredients. When making a milkshake or salad at home, add a teaspoon of fruit and vegetable powder to get the corresponding nutrients, which is simple and convenient.
In addition, dried fruit and vegetable powder or fruit and vegetable blocks are more convenient to carry. Whether you are in the office or on the way to travel, with such a lightweight product, you can replenish your nutrition whenever and wherever you need it.
DryNZ is a young company and a company with good prospects. Taking advantage of New Zealand’s advantages, we are growing rapidly in the food and health field, providing customers with the freshest, most delicious and healthy raw materials for fruits and vegetables, and constantly expanding their influence on the international stage.
As Anne said: “Our company has developed very rapidly. The demand for the company’s products has increased rapidly. The production scale of the factory has tripled in the past 12 months. We need to purchase new drying machines to meet the order needs. In addition, we will enter the Chinese market in the near future, launch new products full of surprises for Chinese customers, and hope to find opportunities for Chinese investment, further expand development, and jointly create a future worth looking forward to.”