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1076443_no97807400 gram köpük kab (2)

Origin:  Turkey
Type: Dried Apricot with Sulfur
Package: 5 – 12,5 kg paper box 250/500/750 gr bubble and Pvc  plates, wooden plate.
Special package options are available.
Standard Calibers:

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Jumbo           (60 –  80 pcs / kg.)
Number 1     (81 – 100 pcs / kg.)
Number 2     (101 – 120 pcs / kg.)
Number 3     (121 – 140 pcs / kg.)
Number 4     (141 – 160 pcs / kg.)
Number 5     (161 – 180 pcs / kg.)
Number 6     (181 – 200 pcs / kg.)
Number 7     (201 – 220 pcs / kg.)
Number 8     (221 – and more pcs / kg.)
Quality Standards
Smell: It should have specific smell. It should not have abnormal smells.
Color: Natural, homogeneous from light brown to dark brown, homogeneous from sulfuric yellow to orange.
Our dried apricots are in a nature that allows for production of goods that accords with TS 485 in terms of physical qualifications.

 

Sulphured Dried Apricots

The products we offer are bulk and consumer packs. Bulk products can be boxed from 5 kg to 12,5 kg. If consumer packs are requested there are the following types of packaging varying from 200 gr to 1 kg packs.dried apricots extra
400 gram köpük kab (2)410

 

 

  • Plastic Tubs
  • Foam Trays
  • Carton Packs
  • Sulphured Apricots (Available from size 1  to size 8)

​Whole – Pitted , Dried Apricots:

 

SİZE NO NUMBER WEİGHT-NETTO / PACKING UNITS PER 20 FT. CONTAINER
0 60-80 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
1 81-100 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
2 101-120 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
3 121-140 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
4 141-160 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
5 161-180 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
6 181-200 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
7 201-220 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
8 221- + 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
Industrial A Grade 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600
Industrial B Grade 12.5 – 5  KG CARTON BOX 1600

DRIED APRICOT SPECIFICATIONS

TURKISH WHOLE PITTED SUN DRIED SULPHURED APRICOTS
Product Description :  Whole Pitted Mediterranean style be procesed from sound, nature fresh Turkish apricots which have been harvested by hand, washed with pure water, hand pitted treated with sulphere dioxide for color retention, sun dried, graded for size, and sorted for general defects. The product shall present a bright color ( light yellow  –  yellow orange  –  orange reddish  –  light red), taste and smell typical of well processed dried apricots.

CRITICAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Molsture: Max. 24 % (Determned by the DFA molsture tester)
• Sulphere dioxide: 2000- 3000 ppm(Depending on demand an country)
• sizing: The fruit pieces shall be uniform in size not showing more than %8 by weight

DRIED APRICOT PACKING : In a corrugated boxes. Packing can be changed according to the costomer demand.
LABEING: Product name, net weight, producer name, address, origin, lot number.  Marking can be changed according to the customer demand.
STORAGE: The product should be stored in a clean, dry and coll(recommended below 5C ) place.
SHELF LIFE: 12 months from date of production when stored in the conditions noted above.


DRIED APRICOTS SIZES: COUNT PER KG: DIAMETER

1 up to 100 36mm or larger
2 101 – 120 32mm – 36mm
3 121 – 140 29mm – 36mm
4 141 – 160 26mm – 32mm
5 161 – 180 24mm – 29mm
6 181 – 200 24mm – 26mm
7 201 – 220 21mm – 26mm
8 221 and over 20mm – or less

Dried Apricots and Sulfites

Commercially grown dried apricots may be treated with sulfur dioxide gas during processing. They may also be treated with sulfites to extend their shelf life.

Sulfur-containing compounds are often added to dried foods like apricots as preservatives to help prevent oxidation and bleaching of colors. The sulfites used to help preserve dried apricots cause.

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Sulfite reactions can be particularly acute in people who suffer from asthma. The Federal Food and Drug Administration estimates that 5 percent of asthmatics may suffer a reaction when exposed to sulfites. Instead of the bright orange color of sulfite-treated dried apricots, unsulfured dried apricots have brown color, but are a much healthier choice for sulfite-sensitive individuals.

Foods that are classified as natural do not contain sulfites since federal regulations prohibit the use of these preservatives in naturally grown or produced foods. Therefore, concern about sulfite exposure is yet another reason to purchase organic foods.

Nutritional Profile

Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of pro-vitamin A carotenoids), and a good source of vitamin C, copper, dietary fiber, and potassium.

Apricots contain phytochemicals called carotenoids, compounds that give red, orange and yellow colors to fruits and vegetables. The powerful antioxidant Lycopene is one of the carotenoids found in apricots.

In addition to the nutrients highlighted in our ratings chart, an in-depth nutritional profile for Apricots is also available. This profile includes information on a full array of nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more.

DRIED APRICOTS

There are two main groups and three classes for dried apricots processing and packing ; groups are sulphured and unsulphured and classes are first class,second class and industrial class.

Standart Calibres
Jumbo (  60 –   80 pieces / Kg.)
1 Nr. (  81 – 100 pieces / Kg.)
2 Nr. (101 – 120 pieces / Kg.)
3 Nr. (121 – 140 pieces / Kg.)
4 Nr. (141 – 160 pieces / Kg.)
5 Nr. (161 – 180 pieces / Kg.)
6 Nr. (181 – 200 pieces / Kg.)
7 Nr. (201 – 220 pieces / Kg.)
8 Nr.   (221 – 240 pieces / Kg.)

 

Packing Types
12  KG.(1000gr X 12) in box
12  KG.(  800gr X 15) in box
12  KG.(  500gr X 24) in box
10  KG.(  400gr X 25) in box
10  KG.(  250gr X 40) in box
10  KG.(  200gr X 50) in box

in foam tray, P.P. box and paper box PVC packing
5 KG. bulk in box
12,5 KG. bulk in box
15 KG. bulk in box

Turkish Dried Apricots

1. Introduction

1.1 This standard outlines specifications for Fancy, Natural
and Industrial Quality dried apricots. It is a consolidation of
the USDA, FDA, Codex, Turkish Government and U.S.
trade standards, historically recognized by the importing
community organized under the Nut and Agricultural
Products Section of AFI.

  1. Description2.1 Dried apricots of Turkish origin are the fruit of the
    apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) which have been naturally
    sun dried, pitted and either unsulphured or sulphured to
    promote color retention. There are two basic varieties
    known as “Malatya” and “Urgup.” These names identify
    the fruit by their primary growing areas in Turkey.
  2. Sizing3.1 Dried apricots are graded by size according to their
    diameter and count per kilo. It is possible to grade dried
    apricots to count within a specified range by blending very
    small fruit with a portion of very large fruit. This is not
    acceptable due to the total lack of uniformity and poor
    appearance which is the end result. Therefore, particular
    attention must be paid to grading as per dimension as well
    as count. The fruit is measured across the shortest diameter
    in its natural shape.

 

Nutrition Information (100 gr.)
Energy 267 kcal (1117 kJ)
Protein 3,1 g
Carbohydrate 62,8 g
Fat 0,48 g
   
MINERALS
Calcium 67 mg
Iron 5,5 mg
Magnesium 62 mg
Phosphorus 108 mg
Sodium 26 mg
Potassium 979
   
VITAMINS
A (IU / ug) 10,900 (IU)
B1 0,01 mg
B2 0,16 mg
B3 3,3 mg
C 12 mg

There are two main groups and three classes for dried apricots processing and packing ; groups are sulphured and unsulphured and classes are first class,second class and industrial class.

Standart Calibres
Jumbo (  60 –   80 pieces / Kg.)
1 Nr. (  81 – 100 pieces / Kg.)
2 Nr. (101 – 120 pieces / Kg.)
3 Nr. (121 – 140 pieces / Kg.)
4 Nr. (141 – 160 pieces / Kg.)
5 Nr. (161 – 180 pieces / Kg.)
6 Nr. (181 – 200 pieces / Kg.)
7 Nr. (201 – 220 pieces / Kg.)
8 Nr.   (221 – 240 pieces / Kg.)

 

 

Packing Types
12  KG.(1000gr X 12) in box
12  KG.(  800gr X 15) in box
12  KG.(  500gr X 24) in box
10  KG.(  400gr X 25) in box
10  KG.(  250gr X 40) in box
10  KG.(  200gr X 50) in box

 

in foam tray, P.P. box and paper box PVC packing
5 KG. bulk in box
12,5 KG. bulk in box
15 KG. bulk in box

Turkish Dried Apricots

1. Introduction

1.1 This standard outlines specifications for Fancy, Natural
and Industrial Quality dried apricots. It is a consolidation of
the USDA, FDA, Codex, Turkish Government and U.S.
trade standards, historically recognized by the importing
community organized under the Nut and Agricultural
Products Section of AFI.
2. Description

2.1 Dried apricots of Turkish origin are the fruit of the
apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) which have been naturally
sun dried, pitted and either unsulphured or sulphured to
promote color retention. There are two basic varieties
known as “Malatya” and “Urgup.” These names identify
the fruit by their primary growing areas in Turkey.
3. Sizing

3.1 Dried apricots are graded by size according to their
diameter and count per kilo. It is possible to grade dried
apricots to count within a specified range by blending very
small fruit with a portion of very large fruit. This is not
acceptable due to the total lack of uniformity and poor
appearance which is the end result. Therefore, particular
attention must be paid to grading as per dimension as well
as count. The fruit is measured across the shortest diameter
in its natural shape.

 3.2 The count and size specifications are as follows:

Size No. Count per kilo Diameter
1 up to 100 36mm or larger
2 101 – 102 32mm – 36mm
3 121 – 140 29 mm – 36mm
4 141 – 160 26mm – 32mm
5 161 – 180 24mm – 29mm
6 181 – 200 24mm – 26mm
7 201 – 220 21mm – 26mm
8 220 or more 20mm or less

3.3 The fruit should be generally uniform in size. Not more than 10% (by weight) of the fruit may be off-size.

  1. Color4.1 Fancy, U.S. Quality dried apricots should be reasonably uniform in color.

They are “Malatya” variety and may be any of the following colors:
Light Yellow – Yellow Orange – Orange
Reddish Orange – Light Red

4.2 Discolorations may be due to many factors, including over-ripening, fermentation, low sulfite level, decay, low moisture, age and insect infestation. Dried apricots are considered discolored if they are any of the following colors:

Grayish Yellow – Brownish Yellow
Brownish Orange – Rust Red – Gray
Light Brown – Brown – Natural/Unsulphured

  1. Grades and Tolerances5.1 Fancy, U.S. Quality is the grade most commonly exported to the U.S. market. In general, the fruit must be
    sulphured and pitted Malatya variety of the current season’s crop; reasonably uniform in size and color; free from
    visible sugaring and without live mites or insects. The following maximum damages and defects are permitted in this grade:

Serious Damage Maximum Tolerance for
combined serious damage 4.0%
Defects Maximum Tolerance for
Insect Damage 1.0%
Mites None permitted
Mold 1.0%
Decay 1.0%
Imbedded light filth 2.0%
Heavy filth 0.25%
Fermentation None permitted
Pits/Pit Fragments 0.5% Sugared None permitted
Discolored 5.0%
Speckled 3.0%
Hail marks 3.0%
Sunburn 3.0%
Bruised 3.0%
Combined defects 10.0%
Total Moisture1 20.0% – 24.0%

 

Flavor: The fruit must have the characteristic sweet flavor of Malatya apricots

with no evidence of flavors, including fermentation.

Halves/Slabs None permitted
AFI Specifications for Turkish Dried Apricots

5.2 Industrial grades are sulphured and pitted fruit of the Malatya and/or Urgup variety, which may be of mixed
sizes. They may be discolored, speckled and have hail marks, sunburn, bruises and other defects. There must not
be any unsulphured fruit. The fruit must also be free from fermentation, live mites, and live insects. Serious damage
will not exceed the tolerances stated in Section 5.1.

5.3 Fancy Halves are halves/slabs which meet the criteria specified in Section 5.1 of this standard except with
exception that halves/slabs are permitted.

5.4 Industrial Halves are halves/slabs which meet the criteria specified in Section 5.2 of this standard with the
exception that halves/slabs are permitted.

5.5 Naturals are pitted unsulphured fruit of Malatya and/or Urgup variety that have not been treated with sulfites. With
the exception of discolored fruit, all defects noted in Section 5.1 of this standard must not exceed the combined
tolerance of 20.0%. Serious damage must not exceed any of the tolerances as specified in Section 5.1.

  1. Sulfites6.1 Sulfites and sulphur dioxide in sulphured fruit must not exceed prevailing FDA tolerances.²6.2 Unsulphured fruit must be completely free from sulfites.6.3 A declaration that the fruit contains sulfites must appear in English on the outside of each carton packed with
    sulphured fruit.
  2. Packaging and Marketing7.1 The fruit must be packed in new, clean and dry corrugated cartons of sufficient strength to support stacking
    in not less than 10 tiers.7.2 Cartons must be marked as per Turkish Government, U.S. Customs, and FDA regulations. Marks must be in
    English and must include:Country of Origin – Name and Address of Producer
    Net Weights – Description of Product
    Size – Lot – Crop Year – Sulfite Declaration
    The importer’s mark and port of destination must also be included.The standard test for moisture used by the U.S. dried fruit industry is the California DFA conductivity method.At the present time the FDA is examining data pursuant to establishing an official level.

 

 

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