IQF: What is IQF and how does it work
What is IQF:
When it comes to frozen goods and food storage, the term IQF stands for “Individually Quick Frozen”
The IQF method of freezing is special because of its ability to individually freeze all its components and keep them separate from each other.
For example, if we were to use an IQF freezer to freeze a batch of berries, the berries would not be clumped and frozen together. Instead, each individual berry would be separate within the batch. This makes it much easier to individually freeze and store products like peaches, berries, peas, fish, shrimp and poultry.
Advancement both in how the products are frozen as well as the speed at which a product can be completely frozen are reaching new heights in the technological sense.
Frozen storage methods have also advanced over the years, but one of the biggest focuses is the speed at which products are being frozen. That is where IQF technology came into play in the frozen food market. IQF freezing allows business owners to individually freeze a large portion of the products at the same time. This method of freezing revolutionized the market as a whole.
How does IQF Work:
The process of IQF relies on freezing the product extremely quickly. Fast enough freezing causes much smaller ice crystals to develop within the product. Ice Crystals that develop with slower methods of freezing are bigger and these crystals damage the cells and tissues of the product.
This is the concept behind the process of IQF.
Food and produce that is frozen through slower means of freezing tend to be dry and damaged when they are defrosted. The formation of larger ice crystals damage the cell walls and reduce the quality of the food. IQF freezing however does not allow the process of bigger ice crystal formation to take place.
The process of ice crystallization takes place between 30 to 25º F or -1 to -4º C. IQF Freezers freeze content extremely fast, bypassing this crucial zone as quickly as possible. This ensures that the food manages to freeze while barely having the chance to develop ice crystals within itself, thereby maintaining product quality.
By quickly freezing the product, the cells within the food are undamaged and preserved so that a higher quality result is acquired every time.
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IQF Compatible Flash Freezers!
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