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Codfish (Stockfish)


Codfish (Stockfish) Description / Shipment and Storage Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore, called “hjell”. The drying of food is the world’s oldest known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years. The method …

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Coffee Beans


Coffee Beans Description A coffee bean is the seed of the coffee plant (the pit inside the red or purple fruit). Even though they are seeds, they are referred to as ‘beans‘ because of their resemblance. The fruits, coffee cherries or coffee berries, most commonly contain two stones with their …

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Coconut (Coir) fibres


Coconut (Coir) fibres Description / Application Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, etc. Technically, coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses …

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  Confectionery Description / Application / Shipment and Storage / Risk factors Confectionery Usually shipped in individual packs inside cartons or cases. Sugar boilings must always be kept in air-tight containers and temperature fluctuations avoided, otherwise they become a sticky mess. Soft fondants are inclined to sweat and form droplets …

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Champagne Description / Application Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. Some use the term champagne as a generic term for sparkling wine, but many countries reserve …

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Cashew Nuts


Cashew Nuts Description The cashew is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae. The tree is small and evergreen, growing to 10-12m tall, with a short, often irregularly shaped trunk. The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 22 cm long and 2 to 15 cm broad, …

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Casings Description Animal intestines used as containers for sausages. Usually packed in casks or kegs. Casing or sausage casing is the material that encloses the filling of a sausage. Casings are typically divided into two categories, natural and artificial. Natural casings are made from the submucosa, a layer of the …

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Canned Goods


Canned Goods Description Properly prepared canned products will remain stable and safe to eat over long periods provided that they are stored and handled correctly. Cans cannot be stored indefinitely; some products have comparatively short shelf lives. During the manufacture of canned product many extracting criteria must be met but …

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Cabbage Harvesting and Handling Cabbage is grown in most major temperate vegetable growing areas and is available year-round in most markets. Round hard cabbages and Chinese cabbages are from the same genus. Chinese cabbages may be cylindrical or rounded and may be less compact than round cabbages. Information mentioned here …

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Blueberries Harvesting and handling Blueberries have a blue to blue-black epidermis or skin that is covered by a waxy bloom, giving the fruit a light blue appearance. The flesh is creamy-white to green in color and juicy. High quality blueberries are free of injury, decay, and sunscald, are fully blue …

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