Certified Organic Frozen Strawberries from Turkey (1kg)
Please note that due to ever-increasing production and import costs the price of this product has been raised. We thank you for your understanding.
One full bag 1kg (2.2lbs) of ACO certified organic, also Japan certified organic JAS, fresh frozen strawberries from Turkey. All hand-picked, washed and individually flash-frozen (IQF) right after harvest for freshness. These strawberries vary in size from 18mm - 26mm (3/4 inch to 1-1/32 inch). Absolutely no added sugars, sodium, or refined starches. No use of chemically synthesized fertilizers, pesticides, preservatives, sweeteners, colors and flavors. See more about certified organic below.
These strawberries are from a mountainous region of Turkey, about a 5-hour car drive from Istanbul. Due to the mountainous climate (extreme temperature differences between day and night) these strawberries are very rich in deep red color and sharp (slightly sour) taste.
We also sell organic mixed berries containing strawberries. Click here to view our organic mixed berries.
About Certified Organic
This product is certified Japan Agricultural Standard Organic (JAS) - both in the country of origin and Japan. Japan has one of the world's strictest organic certification standards. But what does certified organic mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
✔ Strictly tested for E Coli, coliforms, molds, yeasts as well as listeria and salmonella and therefore meets very high microbiological safety standards.
✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides or any food additives.
✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)
✔ The farmland and soil in use are free of any chemical treatments.
✔ Organic produce is heavily regulated. Producers and importers are checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation for 100% tracability. "Certified organic" is a protected word and the use is legally restricted.
✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable when it comes to holistic food production. The lack of harmful pesticides is better for the environment.
✔ Organic produce comes mostly from family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land.
It is also important to mention that organic produce is more cost-intensive. Organic farming has lower yields compared to conventional farming and is oftentimes more labor-intensive as well. Additionally, organic certification and auditions require annual fees for producers, exporters, and importers resulting in higher prices for the end consumers.
Please note that non-processed, non-GMO, and chemical-free produce will always have a minor degree of defects; these may include, decolorations, insect damage, broken damage, crumble damage, squashed damage, over or under maturity, and minor natural non-harmful mold. Although rare, there may worms, scratches or mold on the product that cannot be seen during inspections. None of these are harmful or a safety issue and can be removed without worries.
|Package Dimensions||16 x 9 x 30cm (6.2" x 3.5" x 11.8")|
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Expiration||Check product label, usually more than 12 months.|
|Packaging||Resealable food-grade aluminum pouch *The color of the pouch could be different depending on the time of arrival.|
|Country of Origin||Turkey
|Organic Certificates||Organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) - Certificate Number: Bureau Veritas HWJP1390|
|Other||Please note that although we visually inspect the products after mechanically removing the calyx, very rarely (about 5%) part of the calyx or patterns may remain on the product. In addition, there may be some loss in shape, insect bites, scratches, or mold on the inside that cannot be seen during visual inspections, but they are not harmful and can be removed. Thank you for your understanding.|
|Nutritional Facts||100g serving size
Total Fat: 1.0g
Total Carbohydrate: 7.6g
- of which is sugar: 5.3g
Translated from Japanese: But it was delicious and had a stronger aroma than Japanese strawberries. I’d like to buy them again when I finish the current ones.
Translated from Japanese: It was very difficult to find a store that carried strawberries without additives, so I was very happy to be able to order from Horizon Farms this time. They were large and delicious.
Translated from Japanese: It was a great decision to buy them because they were sweet and sour and had a nice aroma. I eat them with yogurt and use them for baking. I put them in pound cakes and they added a very nice accent. They come in various sizes. I will buy more when I run out.
Translated from Japanese: I will be buying these regularly as my nephew seems to be devouring them instead of having unhealthy snacks.
Translated from Japanese: They were convenient because there were lots of strawberries of different sizes that could be used for different purposes. They were delicious whether eaten as is, made into smoothies, or used for baking without losing any of their flavor.
However, I was a little disappointed to find a hole in the bag when I opened the cardboard when it arrived. There was no problem with the contents, so I did not return it, but there was paper inside the gap, so I think it happened before packing.