For over a decade, fresh-cut products have represented a new purchase opportunity for consumers looking for nutritious healthy food easy to consume. The main fruit processers are Great Britain and France, followed by Germany and Italy. The success of these products is due to various factors, the most important of which is probably the considerable service content offered to those who do not have enough time to prepare dishes from scratch.
Cutting machine SS8 Maxi (click here for the data sheet)
One of the advantages of purchasing fresh-cut products is that there is no waste involved, as 100% of the product can be consumed. What is more, they usually boast a high quality when it comes to both appearance and organoleptic and nutritional content.
PND presented its cutting machine SS8 MAXI, a high-tech solution for cutting small fruits such as apples as well as larger fruits such as pineapples. SS8 MAXI is very easy to manage, as it takes up little room and is equipped with wheels, so it is easy to move. "It needs very little maintenance and it is very easy to switch between cutting formats."
Cutting machine SS8 MAXI is popular in central Europe where, over the past few years, people prefer fruit as a snack or at the end of a meal. Pineapples are chosen for their flavor and color, as they stand out in punnets. The shape is also essential for consumers as, in the UK, for example, pineapple wedges are packed singularly in tetrapak and replace multicereal snacks.
It is no secret that pineapple processing is on the up, so cutting precision is fundamental. The blade must 'caress' the fruit not to damage its cells and it must look as if the fruits have been cut by hand. The perfect answer is the SS8 maxi model.
"It may seem banal, but even the size of the dices is studied: they must not too small not too big. They must literally be a 'mouthful'."
Pineapple is also a favorite due to its resistance to oxidation: unlike apples, in fact, pineapples brown more slowly and complying with the cold chain could even prevent the need for antioxidant treatments.