FINDUS production of peas. Staffan Sundsten 2013-11-06. FINDUS production of peas.
Icing and transportationEach harvesting group threshing between ten to fifteen tons of peas per hour. Every 40 minutes there is a truck going from the field to the factory. If it is hot outside, the peas are iced in the truck, as the pea contains fat that would otherwise go rancid quickly in the heat.
Weighing and washingEach load is weighed and tested when it arrives at the factory. When the peas are unloaded, they go through rough cleaning, where they are washed clean and gravel, stone and residues of pods are discarded.
BlanchingThe peas are blanched quickly in 98-degree water to keep the good taste. The exact time varies depending on how big and mature the pea is. Directly afterwards, the peas are rapidly chilled in cold water.
Color sortingThe peas passes through four machines containing cameras and air jets that blow away imperfections like brown spots, tubs and weed buds.
Cultivated crops such as vegetables and herbs are always dependent on the climate; access to water, good soil and sunlight. Sometimes the precipitation and temperature is varying so that the harvest will be great on one side of the world and perhaps less elsewhere.
Some vegetables are always grown in Sweden, it's vegetables and herbs that suit our Swedish climate. For instance spinach, dill, cabbage and root vegetables. Some seasons we have not the right conditions for maximum yield. Then we have to import from other countries.
Aubergine (Eggplant): Spain
Bamboo shoots: China
Black Fungus: China
Cauliflower: Poland, Belgium, France, Holland, Spain
Broccoli: Ecuador, Guatemala, Spain
Brussels sprouts: Belgium, Holland
Sugar snap peas : Guatemala, China
Bean sprouts: Belgium, Holland, France
Beans, small cut: Belgium, Holland, Poland
Beans, small haricots verts: France, Belgium, Netherlands
Beans, large haricots verts: France, Belgium
Beans, red : USA, China, Argentina
Beans, black: China, Bolivia, USA, Canada
Mushrooms: Denmark, Netherlands
Yellow beet root: Sweden
Chickpeas: USA, Turkey
Lotus root: China
Onion, yellow and red: Poland, France, Turkey, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, China
Corn: France, Hungary
Mini Corn: Vietnam, Thailand
Carrots? Mesta majority of our carrots we grow ourselves in Sweden. Some varieties we import from other countries.?
Baby Carrots: Belgium, Netherlands?
Roasted Carrots: SpainOliver Black: Spain?
Parsnips: Sweden, Belgium?
Roasted Parsnip: Spain?
Peppers, red: Turkey, Spain?
Peppers, yellow: Spain?
Peppers, Green: Turkey, Spain?
Potatoes: Germany, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Belgium , Sweden?
Romana Beans: Belgium?
Root celery: Belgium?
Roasted root celery : Spain?
Parsley root: Poland?
Romanesco cabbage: Ecuador?
Red Beets: Sweden
Spinach: Most of the spinach, we grow in Sweden. Some varieties we import from Holland and Spain
Spinach leaves: Belgium, Holland
Spinach, stewed: Sweden
Spinach with garlic: Spain
Chopped spinach: Sweden,
Asparagus: Chile, Peru
Sugar Peas: China
Sugar Snap Peas, (Mined Sugar Peas): Guatemala, China
Sweet potoatoes: Peru, Spain
Tomatoes: Spain, Poland, Hungary, Turkey
Water Chestnut: China?
Garlic, green China
Grilled Zucchini: Spain
Italian spices: France? Coriander: France
Thai Spices: France, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Guatemala, Egypt, Peru
Herbs Provencale: France