HUERCASA HAS CREATED ITS OWN INNOVATION MODEL, WHICH IS ACTIVE, UNDERSTANDS THE CONCEPT OF INNOVATION IN A BROAD SENSE AND APPLIES TO ALL AREAS OF THE BUSINESS, NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. FROM A TECHNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE, HUERCASA FOCUSES ON IMPROVING THE READY-TO-EAT PRODUCT LINE THROUGH INNOVATION.
HUERCASA'S READY-TO-EAT VEGETABLE PRODUCTS, "NATURAL INNOVATION"
What are ready-to-eat products?
To determine what ready-to-eat products are, let's start by establishing what they are NOT: they are not pre-cooked meals. The process used to create ready-to-eat food involves sanitising products using heat and pasteurisation. This is a gentle process that removes potential pathogenic microorganisms whilst maintaining the nutritional characteristics of the product, as well as its original aroma and flavour. This system does not use any preservatives or additives. After the process has been completed, Huercasa vacuum-packs the products, or wraps them in a modified atmosphere, to ensure they stay fresh prior to consumption.
HUERCASA PRODUCES HIGH QUALITY READY-TO-EAT PRODUCTS THAT ARE HEALTHY AND SAFE USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND UNDER THE STRICTEST QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS.
INNOVATION DURING THE PROCESS
At Huercasa, we use innovation to obtain cooked vegetables that are safe, natural, flavoursome and easy to consume.
WE GROW AND PROCESS FRESH VEGETABLES OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY, which are harvested at the best time to be prepared at our facilities in Sanchonuño.
The Huercasa network runs a FOOD INNOVATION CENTRE in San Ildefonso called "Cocina de Ideas". The centre employs an expert technical team and is equipped with the most advanced facilities as regards cooking techniques and preparing ready-to-eat products.
WE FOCUS OUR RESOURCES AND EFFORTS ON THREE LINES OF INNOVATION
HUERCASA "INNOVA CULTIVOS"
[innovation in cultivation]
An expert team tests our crops in order to find the most flavoursome plant varieties. We always use varieties and practices that are safe and sustainable.
HUERCASA "INNOVA TENDENCIAS"
[innovation in trends]
We invite our customers and consumers to taste Huercasa vegetables in order to improve them and guide future product innovation.
HUERCASA "INNOVA COCINA"
[innovation in cooking techniques]
We test the way ready-to-eat products are cooked and work hard to improve the nutritional content, natural appearance and taste of Huercasa vegetables.