Please note that the packaging has some air perforations about 1mm-2cm in size. This is not a defect or safety issue.
Certified organic fresh frozen broccoli florets from Belgium, Europe. Regular size (not the mini kind) broccoli. No use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. GMO-free. Freshly harvested, blanched, and then individually flash-frozen (IQF) for freshness and quality. Broccoli florets are great for steak sides, entrees, soups, salads, pasta, and casseroles! You can steam them right in our microwave or enjoy them raw for delicious organic snacking.
Blanching is a non-chemical simple process of scalding the vegetables for 60 seconds in 90°C (200°F) hot water and then shock cooling in ice water to stop the cooking process. Blanching stops enzyme actions that cause loss of flavor, color, and texture, it also cleanses the surface of dirt and organisms, brightens the color, and helps to preserve the vitamins.
Due to repackaging, the 1kg bags do not hold the organic JAS certification mark, but rest assured the content is the same as the 2.5kg bags. Both bags contain a certified organic product and have been grown without the use of pesticides. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
|Weight||Choose between 1kg (2.2lbs) or 2.5kg (5.5lbs)|
1kg: 16 x 9 x 30cm (6.3" x 3.5" x 11.8")
2.5kg: 30 x 10 x 40cm (11.8" x 3.94" x 15.75")
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.|
*There are some air perforations about 1mm-2cm in size. This is not a defect or safety issue.
|Country of Origin||Belgium|
|Organic Certificates||Organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) - Certificate Number: KOW - 03081202|
|Nutritional Facts||100g serving size
Total Fat: 0.9g
Total Carbohydrate: 1.8g
healthy, great, easy to thaw and use
I LOVE THIS!!!💚✨
There’s plenty in one bag😃👍🏻✨
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!
Awesome! I keep buying this :)
Great quality. Definitely worth it.
As a vegan household, we love the amount of organic broccoli in this 2.5kg bag! The florets are big and the quality is good, very convenient for quick meal preparation. We will be buying this again and again.