Two Food start-ups use KRONEN machines to process vegetables in the production of Kimchi and other vegetable products
Rising demand is met by increased production capacity:
In fermented vegetable products, such as kimchi, lactic acid fermentation makes the processed vegetables last longer and alters their taste.
The products are seasoned with various spices, bringing healthy ingredients and versatile flavour to a variety of dishes. Two young companies from Germany have been using various KRONEN machines to produce fermented vegetable products since 2021 and have thus been able to increase their production capacities.
Kimchi, which originated in Korean cuisine, and the other fermented vegetable products are suitable as an ingredient or side dish for a variety of dishes and contribute with their ingredients to a healthy diet - and this is becoming increasingly important to many consumers. In order to meet the rising demand, since last year both companies have been processing the vegetables with KRONEN machines, preparing them for natural fermentation by washing, cutting and mixing.
In use in production are each one GS 10-2 belt cutting machine, especially for cutting cabbage to size and carrots into sticks, a GEWA washing machine with vibration discharge, and a K230 salad and fine foods mixer. In this way, optimal processing quality is maintained and production capacity increased.
One of the young companies, completeorganics GmbH from Munich, has already been on the market since 2017, producing and selling fermented vegetable products made according to traditional methods. The company produces kimchi, sauces and juices as well as other fermented vegetable products from organic vegetables. The products are sold in over 2,000 organic food stores and health food stores across Europe, as well as through its own online shop.
The second start-up, umami more GmbH produces Kimchi, fermented sauces and drinks under the name Fermentur. The company is also from Germany and has its corporate headquarters in Philippsburg. It was founded in 2020 and sells its products in some supermarkets in Germany and through the company's own shop on its website.
The use of KRONEN machines to process the vegetables allows for optimal hygiene and high processing quality. Thus, the ingredients are processed gently and end products of high quality are produced, which contribute to a healthy diet.