With the premise do ensure the excellence of our products, our work begins with the orange tree seedling, which goes through rigorous cultivation processes and care with the harvest and post-harvest and continues until the industrialization process. A careful work in the field makes sure that 100% of our production of Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (FCOJ) and Co-Products is made with our own raw material. Annually we produce about 12 thousand ton of juice.
For the production of FCOJ, there is a factory specifically designed for this purpose, as well as our own analysis lab, which is responsible for the quality control and also for ensuring the real flavor and the natural aroma of the fruit.
In all processes, we invest in good practices and technology, always making sure all employees receive the applicable training.
Through traceability, we monitor all stages: loading, transport, and delivery of fruits. We record information such as the driver’s name, license plate, weight, date, time, and destination of the orange. In this way, it is possible to keep accurate information for each load transported from the field.
This management model, which ensures the quality and safety of our products, has granted us five of the main internationally recognized certifications: HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), SGF/IRMA, Hallal, Kosher and FSA/SAI Platform.
Also, we have received the “Best in Agribusiness” award for four times under the “Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables” category, granted by an important Brazilian magazine and publishing company – “Revista Globo Rural” and “Editora Globo”.
All these actions reaffirm the relationship of transparency and trust with our customers.
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (FCOJ)
Product is obtained from the extraction and concentration of healthy and mature orange juice of the species Citrus Sinesis. It is free of genetically modified organisms and allergens, produced and maintained under the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles.
In the processing of the orange we use 100% of the fruit. Other than the juice, the co-products are obtained from the extraction process and have their application in the industry of chemicals, solvents, aromas, fragrances, paints, resins and cosmetics. The peel, seeds and pomace also can be used for complementing the animal nutrition, among others.
Essential Oil (CPOO)
The product is obtained during the fruit extraction process, at the point the outer oil bags of the peel are broken and with water jets are directed to the cold separation process by centrifugal force. Then, the dewaxing process takes place.
It is used in different types of industries, such as food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and perfumery, as ingredients in the form of aromas and fragrances.
Water phase and oil phase essences
The products are extracted during the juice concentration process, by a fractional column in the evaporator. The oil and water phases final separation occurs through decantation system and density difference between the products. The aqueous phase essence, commercially known as the Orange Water Phase, is used as an ingredient in the form of aroma in the food and beverage industries. The oil phase essence, commercially known as Orange Oil Phase, is used in food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and perfumery industries, as ingredients in the form of aromas and fragrances.
Citrus terpene (D’limonene)
The product is extracted by distillation of citrus liquor, which is originated from the pressing of pomace, peel, seeds and pulp. It is a biodegradable solvent, used in the paint and resin industries, in addition to being used as an aromatic component in the pharmaceutical and food industries. It is widely used in the synthesis of new compounds.
Wet Citrus Peel
The product is separated during the orange extraction, without the addition of aromatic compounds. It is used as a raw material for pectin production.
Wet Citrus Pomace
It results from the treatment of all solid citrus remaining from juice extraction. Popularly known as orange pomace, it is used as animal nutrition complement.