IQF Peppers Information & Supply
Uren can provide high quality IQF Peppers, packed and delivered directly to our customers or into a cold store for service deliveries.
F2F and global Gap product is available on request.
Uren can offer the following cut sizes:
- IQF Green Pepper, 10mm Diced, 20mm Diced and Strips 5-7mm
- IQF Red Pepper, 10mm Diced, 20mm Diced and Strips 5-7mm
- IQF Yellow Pepper, 10mm Diced, 20mm Diced and Strips 5-7mm
- IQF Flame Pepper (the time between the Pepper turning from yellow to red) 10mm Diced, 20mm Diced and Strips 5-7mm
- Grilled Peppers
Known for their delicious fresh flavour, and crisp crunchy texture IQF Peppers can be used in a variety of applications to create delicious tasting products. They offer all the fresh flavour, bright colour, nutrients and vitamins of fresh peppers but with the convenience and longer shelf life of a frozen product. Different coloured peppers all come from the same plant. The colour depends on the time the pepper stays on the vine. Green peppers come first, they then turn into yellow, then orange and eventually red.
Sourced from our expert growers in China, Poland, Spain, and Turkey our IQF Peppers are of the highest quality and grown to EU industry standards.
Crops Times and Growing Regions
Chinese Peppers are grown in the Shandong Province, with green peppers sown in May and harvested June to August, whilst red pepper is sown in July and harvested from August through to September.
Poland – August to December.
Turkey – August to November.
Spain has two main crops which cover the whole year. The Almeria crop is harvested from October to the end of April and the Murcia crop is harvested from the end of May through to August. The Extremadura crop is only a short one lasting from August through to September. The growing period of the plant here is approximately 75 days.
Once harvested they are taken to the factory to be processed where they are checked thoroughly for defects, taking into consideration the size, shape, and colour.
The Peppers are then washed, hollowed out and the seeds are removed. They are then re-inspected and cut to the correct dimensions. The grilled peppers are also grilled during this process.
The Peppers are rapidly frozen at very low temperatures, preventing the formation of ice crystals, which means they remain free-flowing, making them ideal for any products which require identifiable pepper pieces. After freezing they are packaged, ready to be sent out to customers or cold stores.
24 months from production
Minimum order quantity
IQF Peppers Application
Our IQF Peppers can be used in a wide variety of manufacturing industries to create a range of different products. These include but are not limited to:
- Ready meals – such as stir-fries, soups, vegetable dishes, and pasta.
- As pizza toppings on both frozen and fresh pizzas
- Health food products – such as vegetable snack packs or smoothies.
- In pre-made salads and sandwiches.