Barberry, also known by its Persian name, Zereshk, is a shrub that grows sour, red berries. The plant is native to central Asia and the Middle East and is especially used in Iranian cuisine. With their tart and tangy flavor, dried barberries add an exquisite taste to different dishes, and the little ruby-like fruits give the food a lively touch of color. Dried barberries contain several beneficial compounds, mainly vitamin C, antioxidants, and berberine (a component found only in barberries) which makes them one of the most nutritional ingredients used in various dishes such as stuffed chicken, a variety of salads, and especially Persian jeweled rice, also know as Zereshk Polow.
Our barberries are well cleaned, double laser sorted, X-Ray scanned. Without sticking together and with their refreshing aroma, firm texture, natural red hue, and free from any insect damage, fermentation, or foreign odor, our dried barberries offer the highest quality in the market.
Bellow you can find the product specifications in more detail:
|Cap-Stem||2g per 100g|
|Damaged barberries||3g per 100g|
|Moldy barberries||2g per 100g|
|Sand, Grit, Silt||Sand, Grit, Silt > 3 mm: 1 per 250 kg|
|Unripe||2g per 100g|
|Infestation||No Live infestation
Dead infestation or parts thereof: > 3%
|Stones||< 0.5g: 1 per 20 tons|
|True hazardous foreign matter- such as glass||Target Nil|
|EVM||EVM 1g per 100g|
|Mixed||<1% by count|
Will be safe for 18 months stored at 8°C and for 12 months at 15°C in a dry well ventilated atmosphere away from sunlight.
Fumigation by methyl bromide gas
Packed in a sealed food-grade liner inside 7 Kg cartons
Various packaging and labeling options available in different weights.
Most commonly ordered packages are Quad seal, Doypack, Pillow style made of various food-grade material.
|_of which sugar 27.2 g||27.2||g|
|_of which saturates||0.5||g|