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Vegetable Specialities

Loiret & Haëntjens imports and sells a full range of natural products and specialities to industry processors, packagers, wholesalers and retailers for food, feed and green chemistry.

Our commitment is to provide our customers with high quality and sustainable products, meeting the strongest sanitary regulations.

Desiccated coconut

In April 2011, Loiret & Haëntjens bought Navimpex, the leading importer of coconut and tropical fruit supplying European food producers.

In order to offer our customers and suppliers more effective service, the two companies merged in March 2013, and Navimpex’s activities are now integrated into the Loiret & Haëntjens portfolio of products.

  • Desiccated coconut
    Desiccated coconut

    Desiccated coconut is obtained by grating the fresh meat of the coconut. It is then sterilized, dried, and screen-sorted into medium, fine (or macaroon) and extra-fine slices, called regular cuts. There are also other coarser “fantasy” grades, called “Flakes”, “Shreds” and “Long Threads”.

    The quality of desiccated coconut depends on its fat content (45% to 68%), its flavour, its residual moisture, and its microbiological qualities.

    The main producing countries are the Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

    Applications: biscuits, confectionary, pastry, chocolate, ice cream, dairy products, cereal bars, etc.

    Packaging:kg 10, 25, 45 or 50 kg bags, 1 or 5 kg packs

  • Coconut Slices, Chips and Chiplets
    Coconut Slices, Chips and Chiplets

    Coconut chips are real coconut slices.

    Chiplets are screen-sifted crushed chips.

    Chips can be lightly roasted to reduce their free water content (Aw), or longer to take on a brown tint. Unroasted slices can be sugared and flavoured.

    The quality of chips and chiplets depends on their uniformity of size and moisture content.

    Applications: muesli, appetizer snacks, cereal bars, pastry.

    Packaging:25 kg bags,  10 or 15 kg boxes

  • Sweatened and toasted coconut
    Sweatened and toasted coconut

    This is medium-cut, desiccated coconut, which is then sugared and toasted.

    The colour is “golden yellow" and "golden brown" depending on the roasting.

    Its quality depends on the presence of a lingering taste of caramelized coconut, the uniformity of the colour of the grains, and its shelf life.

    Applications: inclusion or topping for confectionery, chocolates, pastry.

    Packaging: 25 kg bags, 10 or 15 kg boxes.

  • Coconut cubes or paste
    Coconut cubes or paste

    When put through a colloidal crusher, the desiccated coconut produces a liquid coconut paste that solidifies when cooled, and is then cut into cubes.

    This phase change is due to the fact that the melting temperature of coconut fat is approximately 23°C.

    The quality of coconut paste depends on its fat content, its flavour, its residual moisture and its microbiological qualities.

    Applications: ice cream, animal feed, dairy products, ready meals, curries, sauces.

    Packaging: 14 kg boxes.

  • Aseptic coconut milk (or coconut cream)
    Aseptic coconut milk (or coconut cream)

    Coconut milk is obtained by pressing the fresh meat, then filtering the resulting juice.

    It is then pasteurized using an Ultra High Temperature process that retains the natural characteristics of the product as much as possible while sterilizing it.

    The quality of pasteurized coconut milk depends on its fat content (16% to 28%), the lingering taste of coconut in the mouth, its uniformity and the creamy appearance of the liquid.

    Applications: biscuits, confectionery, find baking, ice cream, animal feed, dairy products, ready meals, curries, cold or hot sauces, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cow’s milk substitute.

    Packaging: 200-litres drums, 20 kg bag in boxdrums.

  • Coconut milk powder (CMP)
    Coconut milk powder (CMP)

    Coconut milk is obtained by pressing the fresh meat, then filtering the resulting juice.

    It is then turned into powder by a two-stage spraying process: it is concentrated, then pulverized by spraying and dried.

    The quality of CMP depends on its fat content, its lingering taste of coconut, and how easy it is to rehydrate without producing lumps.

    Applications: biscuits, confectionery, pastry, ice cream, animal feed, dairy products, ready meals, curries, cold or hot sauces, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Packaging: 15 kg boxes.

  • Frozen coconut milk
    Frozen coconut milk

    Coconut milk is obtained by pressing the fresh meat, then filtering the resulting juice.

    It is frozen to extend the shelf life of its natural qualities.

    The quality of frozen coconut milk depends on its bacteriological quality, its uniformity, and its fat content which varies between 28% and 32%.

    Applications: alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream, sauces.

    Packaging: 10kg or 15kg boxes; Store at -18°C.

  • Frozen coconut milk
    Coconut water

    Coconut water is the liquid inside the coconut. It plays an important role in the germination and maturation of the fruit, and its composition varies throughout its growth. It also varies depending on the variety of coconut.

    The best coconut water comes from young fruit (7 to 8 months old).

    Coconut water can be sterilized by a UHT process and be available for aseptic packaging, or concentrated in 60-65° bricks then frozen. In both cases, the quality of the product is preserved.

    Coconut water is known for its nutritional and thirst-quenching properties.

    Packaging: 200 kg drums.

  • Coconut flour
    Coconut flour

    Coconut flour is made from the flesh of the coconut. After drying and de-oiling (by pressure to extract the virgin coconut oil), it is finely milled into a powder similar to wheat flour (100%<0.6mm ; 50%<0.18mm).
    Ivory-coloured, the powder has a delicate, fresh coconut taste:.
    It has a pleasant taste and a lovely aroma.
    Beneficial for health: Gluten-free; low in calories; low glycemic index; high in fibre, plant proteins, essential amino acids and medium chain triglycerides (MCT).
    Use coconut flour in about a 20% mix with other flours in most baking recipes.

    Packaging: 25 kg bags

  • Virgin coconut oil (VCO)
    Virgin coconut oil (VCO)

    Extra virgin coconut oil is a biologically pure oil from the first filtered cold-pressing. It is free of solvents and additives, is light coloured, and is virtually odourless and colourless, with low viscosity.
    It has a high concentration of medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Extra virgin oil is considered to be excellent for health, and for multiple applications in food, cosmetics, and health nutrition.

    Packaging: 1,000 L containers.

  • Certified Organic coconut and milk
    Certified Organic coconut and milk

    We hold the necessary licenses and certificates to import and distribute coconut products under organic certifications issued by accredited bodies (Ecocert, Control Union, Veritas, etc), and we offer a full range of high quality products:

    • Desiccated coconut: Fine and Medium from the Philippines and Sri-Lanka
    • Aseptic coconut milk with 17 and 24% fat content from Sri-Lanka.
Dehydrated tropical fruits

Osmotic drying consists of replacing part of the water of the fruit with sugar, with a final drying ensuring its preservation. The fruit is cleaned, sorted and blanched in boiling water. It steeps in the sugar solution for about 3 days, then is dried by convection in hot-air driers. The fruit is cut up if necessary, then glazed with sugar and an anti-caking agent before packaging.

We offer a comprehensive range: ginger, banana, papaya, melon, mango, kiwi, strawberry, cantaloupe, grapefruit, pear, peach, apple, banana, …

Many cuts available including whole fruit, 3-5mm cubes, 8-10mm cubes, flakes, chunks, sticks, slices...

Applications: snacks, muesli, cereal bars, baking, pastry, confectionery, ice cream and cheese.

Packaging: 5 kg packs in 20 kg boxes.

  • ginger
    ginger
  • banana
    banana
  • papaya
    papaya
  • mango
    mango
  • kiwi
    kiwi
  • strawberry
    strawberry
  • cantaloupe
    cantaloupe
  • pear
    pear
  • peach
    peach
  • apple
    apple
Molasses
Molasses

Molasses is a dark syrupy liquid, obtained from the extraction of sugar from sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum L.) or from sugar beets (Beta vulgaris L.). It is mainly used in animal feed, where it is valued for:

  • its energy value due to its high sugar content,
  • its binding properties to limit dust emissions during the production, storage and transport of flour and pellets,
  • its characteristic fragrance and taste which enhance feed consumption,
  • its viscosity which helps to produce regular and resistant pellets,
  • its dark colour which gives the pellets a consistent appearance and masks colour variations due to the variability of raw materials. 

Molasses is delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Molasses, along with Liquid Proteins, is one of the basic components of the Liquid Compound Feeds we are producing in one of our two blending sites certified by veterinary authorities.

Glycerin

Glycerin is a by-product of the esterification of vegetable oils obtained during the production of vegetable oil methyl esters or biodiesel.

It contains a minimum 80% glycerol (propane-1,2,3-triol: C3H8O3).

Glycerol, a precursor of glucose in the body, is an energy source in animal feed.

Glycerin is delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Condensed molasses soluble

By-products obtained after the fermentation of sugar beet and sugar cane molasses when producing yeast, citric acid and other organic substances, Liquid Proteins have a high nitrogen content and are used to feed ruminants (cattle, sheep).

Thanks to their viscosity, their anti-dust properties and their binding power, Liquid Proteins are ideally suited to the manufacturing of pellets for polygastric animals.

Available with various nitrogen content, these products can comply with all types of formulations.

Liquid Proteins are delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Liquid Proteins, along with molasses, are a basic components of the Liquid Compound Feeds we are producing in one of our two blending sites certified by veterinary authorities.

Optimel Mash

Optimel® mash is a feed fat blend containing sugar cane molasses and linseed oil, homogenized using an exclusive technological process.

Thanks to its unique composition of sugars and salts, cane molasses provides its energy content, pleasant fragrance and appetizing qualities.

Linseed oil is a source of energy, mainly in the form of omega-3 fatty acids, and also gives the compound feed a shiny appearance.

In addition to its nutritional characteristics, this feed fat blend plays an important technological role that facilitates storage, distribution and shelf life. It also reduces clogging in the mixing lines.

The product can, on request, contain a specially selected fragrance for better compatibility with the raw materials used and to retain its olfactory qualities over time.

Optimel® mash is delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Potato fruit juice concentrate (Protamylasse)

A by-product of the potatoes flaking process whereby some of the protein and water have been extracted, Protamylasseis a valuable raw material for ruminant feed.

Appetizing, it delivers quality protein from potatoes as well as energy in the form of easily assimilable and available sugars (mainly fructose and saccharose).

Protamylasse is delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Crude palm oil

Crude palm oil is a vegetable oil obtained exclusively from the flesh of the palm oil fruit (Elaeis guineensis) and is free of any additives or fats of other origin.

Crude palm oil is unique is having an excellent balance (50/50) of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It does not contain trans fatty acids.

It is particularly rich in Vitamin A and β-carotene (pro-Vitamin A) ; it has a higher concentration of the latter than most plant-based raw materials.

Crude palm oil is also a natural source of Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols), which have an antioxidant function. It is the only vegetable oil that contains tocotrienols (75% of total Vitamin E).

Crude palm oil is an oil with many practical uses that solidifies naturally at room temperature due to the presence of stearines, which boosts its effectiveness as a binder for animal feed pellets.

As a member of the RSPO organization, Loiret & Haëntjens can offer its customers “certified sustainable” crude palm oil produced to very stringent criteria. Link to RSPO.org. Loiret & Haentjens are also a member of the French Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (www.huiledepalmedurable.org) which implements action plans to achieve its goal of 100% sustainable palm oil.

Thanks to its exceptional yield averaging nearly 4 tonnes of oil per hectare, palm oil optimizes the use of agricultural land worldwide: it only needs 6% of the total surface area to produce 40% of the world production of vegetable oils, whereas soya oil uses 43% of surface area for only 28% of production.

Crude palm oil is delivered by 25-tons tank-trucks.

Castor Seed Oil and Derivatives
Castor Seed Oil and Derivatives

Renewable raw materials and specialties for industry: Castor Seed Oil and Cashew Nut Oil.

Environmental considerations have become major levers in the growth of food chemistry.

By supplying these industries with plant-based raw materials and specialties, Loiret & Haëntjens promotes the use of natural and renewable resources in place of exhaustible fossil-based resources, and helps preserve our environment.

  • Castor seed oil and its derivatives
    Castor seed oil and its derivatives

    Castor seed oil is obtained from crushed castor seeds (Ricinus communis). It is unique in containing more than 85% ricinoleic acid (C18:1 9-cis 12-OH).

    With a comprehensive range of castor seed oil and its derivatives, for applications in diverse industries including paint, varnish, polymers, organic fertilizers, cosmetics, grease and lubricants, Loiret & Haëntjens meets the expectations of consumers looking for finished products that are based on green chemistry with high technological qualities:

    • FSG castor seed oil (25 tons tank-truck, 1000 Liters IBC , 220 Liters drums)
    • Pharma quality castor seed oil (25 tons tank-truck lk, 20 tons Isotank or 1000 Liters IBC)
    • Hydrogenated castor seed oil (1000 kg big-bags or 25 kg bags)
    • Dehydrated castor seed oil (25 tons tank-truck, 1000 Liters IBC, 220 Liters drums)
    • 12-HSA hydroxystearic acid (1000 kg big-bags or 25 kg bags)
    • Sebacic acid (1000 kg big-bags or 25 kg bags)
    • Ricinoleic acid (25 tons tank-truck, 1000 Liters IBC, 220 Liters drums)
  • Cashew nut oil and its derivatives
    Cashew nut oil and its derivatives

    Obtained by crushing cashew nut shells, the oil is composed of anacardic acid, cardanol and cardol.

    The anacardic acid then undergoes decarboxylation to produce a liquid concentrate containing a minimum 80% cardanol.

    The cardanol molecule, a phenol with a hydroxyl function (C6H4(OH)(C15H25/27/29/31), is used in the production of polyurethane and epoxy resins.

    The range consists of:

    • Cashew nut oil (drums, IBC, bulk) or Cashew NutShell Liquid (CNSL)
    • Cardanol (drums, IBC, bulk)
    • Phenalkamines (drums, IBC, bulk)

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