Why Second Nature
25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN AGRI-BUSINESS
For over two decades our Company has been a consistent supplier of fresh Indian Grapes to some of the most demanding supermarkets in Europe. In these markets, food safety is the most critical requirement along with emphasis on retention of taste, freshness and nutrition of the fruits. We have delivered all this by working closely with our farmers using Good Agricultural Practices(GAP) and appropriate post-harvest management.
These three words adequately summarise who we are and what we are about. We know that the best way to get the maximum nutrition and taste out of most fruits is when you pluck them from the tree and have them. We believe, the second best is our way. And we have gone great lengths to ensure that you get to relish nature's bounty as nature intended it to be. It starts with building meaningful relationships with our farmers and cultivating them with education and inclusive growth. The seeds of this fruitful relationship that were sown over two decades back have been bearing fruits for a long time now. And it's this long-standing inner circle of trust that helps us achieve our goal.
The objective of stringent post-harvest management is the retention of maximum nutrition of the fruit and vegetable once they are plucked. Our passionate team of harvesters ensure that the fruit is harvested at the right time. It is then shipped to the pack house within hours of harvesting. At the pack house the fruits are immediately put into a temperature controlled environment to ensure freshness and no nutrition loss. These are the fruits that will go into making each bottle of Second Nature.
Cold Pressed juices usually are Hard Pressed to come up with a difference. We are not cold pressed. We are one step better than cold pressed. We are Cold Extracted. We don't use heat or any form of pasteurisation or concentrates in our products. We use a process of cold extraction which gently extracts the pulp from the fruits and vegetables along with the natural soluble fibres. While this is getting done in a reduced oxygen environment to minimise oxidation, vacuum is created to remove even the dissolved oxygen to ensure a long lasting retention of natural taste, flavour and nutrients. This specialised process does not use any bags or belts which can be quite cumbersome to clean. Our process allows us to retain far more fibre and avoid oxidation as compared to conventional pressing processes.
We use the latest international technology called High Pressure Processing to maintain the quality of the juice. It allows us to protect, and at the same time pack in more natural flavours, colours and nutrients in every bottle. How? This technology applies pressure that is five times of what is found at the deepest end of the ocean. The pressure disrupts the microbial biochemistry of bacteria therefore lengthening shelf-life of the product. HPP is a natural environmental friendly process that respects the ingredients and ensures retention of the original flavour and nutrition of the fruits, veggies and nuts.
GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS
We maintain strict hygiene and food safety controls in our production facility. Our experienced and educated team of food technologists and microbiologists conduct regular checks to ensure these standards. Our facilities are regularly audited by independent auditors and also directly by some of the most demanding global customers. The facilities are certified to global hygiene and food safety standards such as FSSC 22000.