Your Frequently Asked Questions
While there are published articles referring to the various health benefits of herb and vegetable products, SupHerb Farms does not make any health claims for our products. Our products are intended to provide wonderful flavors, not to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
IQF (Individual Quick Freezing) is a lightning-fast freezing method that prevents large ice crystals from forming on your herbs and vegetables, securing the integrity and nutritional quality of our products. Each piece is individually frozen so the particles do not clump together, which helps to avoid a frozen solid block as the final product.
It all comes down to consistency and flavor. Using IQF products ensures 100% yield, flavor consistency, cut size, year-round availability, pricing, and labor savings. Fresh herbs lose nutritional value after 48 hours, and this often occurs during travel to market. IQF locks in nutritional value and flavor during freezing, ensuring a long shelf life.
IQF products do not lose their true aroma, flavor, color, natural oils, or texture, and have a much more fresh flavor profile.
Our process is simple. Harvested at peak ripeness, our herbs and vegetables are transported to our plant where they are offloaded, cleaned, washed, frozen, and packaged for nationwide distribution (with only the choice parts of the herbs and vegetables making their way into the package). This all occurs within hours of harvest, ensuring peak freshness and year-round availability for our herbs and specialty vegetables.
Our products are clean-label and always made with natural ingredients– no GMO, gluten-containing ingredients, artificial ingredients, or added colors are used.
Read more about our clean label practices.
We are a gluten-free processing facility.
SupHerb Farms products have a minimum of 2 years frozen shelf life, depending on the product. Refrigerated shelf life (pastes/purées only) can be viewed on individual product data sheets.
No, SupHerb Farms does not co-pack.
For fresh, we recommend using the same amount of IQF herbs as you would for freshly prepared herbs (after being cleaned and de-stemmed). However, you may find that you can actually use less fresh frozen herbs due to their increased density.
For dry, the general rule of thumb when replacing dried herbs with fresh frozen herbs is to use 1/3 more depending on the flavor intensity they are trying to achieve.
You can generally replace the amount of fresh vegetables with IQF vegetables using a 1:1 ratio. Use directly from the package and remember to return the unused product back into the freezer ASAP. If you require frequent use over a short period of time, it is recommended that you place IQF products in an insulated cooler available near your production or back of the house line.
Start with a 5:1 ratio of your base and our paste, purée, or slurry. From there, adjust based on your desired flavor profile. Some of our pastes can be used as standalone sauces, depending on the item and on the application.