7D Dried Mangoes are produced using the highest quality and the latest available technology in processing dried mangoes. From the expertise of mango farming, use of digital weighing machines, bacteria and metal detectors up to the use of top quality packaging materials to maintain the quality of fresh dried mangoes.
No wonder why 7D Dried Mangoes has become the world’s favorite. It all begins with the selection of the best fresh Philippine mangoes ripened enough to give you that rich flavor and excellent aroma. Processed with the finest sugar cane for that appealing sweet and sour taste that makes 7D Mangoes distinctive. Finally the fruits are dried just enough to attain the desired chewy and moist texture with the great mango flavor you savor bite after bite…
7D Food International, Inc. Philippines’ dedication to produce top quality products has been recognised and awarded with the VIII International Europe Award for Quality in Paris.
Mango Production 芒果生产
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The production secret of 7D mango is all about care and attention given to the mango fruit from its birth.
In the month of March in the Philippines, the heat of summer season starts to rise. So as the mango trees around the country starts to expose their buds. From the first sight of the first bud, the whole tree will be covered with light green colored buds within 2 weeks. After 2 to 3 weeks, the buds will start to open and suddenly change the whole appearance of the tree from green to bright yellow flowers. The flowers will give nice scent that will start to attract bees and flies to start pollination.
While the flowers are blooming, manual pollination is required to maximize the pollination process and ensure a higher yield of fruits to harvest at the end of the season. Due to the size of the mango trees (10 to 30mtrs.), artificial pollination is not an easy task. It requires large scale of intensive labor.
After approximately one week, little green mangoes now start to appear. This is a critical point where mango producers need to wrap with plastic bag each mango to prevent scars, disease and pests. This can only be done using manual labor. Unlike other variety of mangoes, Philippine mangoes are more delicate, it has softer skin and juicer so it can easily get bruised during handling and transportation. Extra care must be given during harvest to avoid spoilage.
During harvest season in the months between June and October, as the mangoes are not ripe at exactly the same time, some needs few more days to reach the optimum level of ripeness. Mangoes are then store in a controlled environment sorted depending on their ripeness. This procedure optimizes the highest level of sweetness and aroma of the mangoes.
Washing and peeling section 清洗和去皮
Mangoes are sorted manually based on color, size and if the fruit shows signs of any deformities before washing. The mangoes are then washed and will send to the peeling section by conveyor. At the peeling section, mangoes are peeled approximately 1 mango per second by hand. After peeling it will be washed again before moving to slicing section. In this section, it is being controlled again should there be skin left after the peeling section.
At this point, the skin and other unusable parts are reused as fertilizer and fodders to the domestic animals.
Slicing section 切割
The mangoes are sliced in three sections. The prime side (the portion with thickest flesh) will be used for producing dried mangoes. The side section will go to the candy making section and the stone (seed) will be used for producing nectar and puree.
At the dried mango production line, sliced mangoes are washed again to avoid oxidation and on straight to the mechanical dryer. The amount of moisture content can be adjusted in the mechanical dryer to suit the desired chewy and softness and of the dried mango. At the end of the drying procedure, sugarcane is added to maintain the sweetness of mangoes and to keep the dried mangoes from sticking.
The mangoes are conveyed directly to the automatic weighing machine and filling machine. Here the dried mangoes are weight and adjusted is needed to meet the required weight before packing. At the packing section, when the sachets are closed, then it will go through labeling and impurities and metal detector machine.
Finished products are packed in cartons ready for shipment to other counties around the globe.