You won’t find avocados fresher and of higher quality than those we stock at Simsha.
We source the best quality produce from a vast network of farmers across North Queensland, from Ayr up towards Cairns – and the extremely fertile area in between. We meet with our farmer network on a regular basis, dealing direct with the grower to make sure we deliver the quality product that our customer base expects and deserves.
Our flagship products include our fully matured banana and pineapple range, which we have procured from the best, multi-generational plantations, all HACCP accredited and all using sustainable practices that we can also be proud of. The region is renowned for its very rich, red volcanic soil, favourable temperature and good rainfall – the perfect mix for superior quality tropical fruit farming.
With our region supplying 95% of Australia’s total banana supply – you can’t go wrong!
Get in touch with Simsha today – our factory outlet and grower network can deliver your quality tropical fruit supply that will ensure your business sees profits and nurtures your customer base.
Frozen banana is produced in either 2.5kg or 5 kg bags diced or whole. There is only 100% banana in the bag without any preservatives or chemicals.
Fully mature banana is sourced from HACCP accredited farms in Tropical Queensland. It is then washed and transferred to plastic crates for uniform ripening of banana. Ease of peeling and sugar level are the two factors considered at what stage the banana needs to be peeled. It is then vacuum packed in food grade polythene bag and frozen to -25°C.
The frozen banana has a life of two years from the date of packaging if stored at or below -18°C.
Once banana is peeled (and diced), it is vacuum packed in 70 µ thick transparent food grade bag to lock the freshness and taste. It is then frozen to -25°C to stop the oxidisation process and hence the natural creamy colour is preserved. No preservative, acidic gas or liquid is used to stop browning. There is only 100 % fully ripe Cavendish banana inside the vacuum packed bag.
Banana is sourced from tropical region of North Queensland, Australia. The region is renowned for its very rich, red volcanic soil, favourable temperature and good rainfall – ideal for superior quality of banana farming. The region produces about 95% of the total Australian supply.
* General properties of Cavendish banana
* Chemical and biological tests – not performed yet
Fresh and mature pineapple is sourced from North Queensland farms. Tropical Queensland has the perfect climate and soil conditions for pineapple farming. Only matured (coloured) pineapple is selected for the processing. Pineapple stops ripening (and so does the sweetness) after harvesting but the colour may continue to change. Due to the time taken to travel long distance, pineapple is harvested before it’s optimum sweetness.
The predominant fresh market pineapple variety is Smooth Cayenne mainly because it is in abundant supply. The flesh is firm, close-textured, juicy and with a pale-yellow to yellow colour at maturity with average acid range between 0.5 and 1.0% and total soluble solids (TSS) between 12° and 16° Brix.
MD2 (also known as Mareeba Gold) and 73-50 are less juicy and have high brix value of 17°-18° and low acidity of 0.4 – 0.45%. We mainly process either MD2 or 73-50 due to its high demand in the market.
MD2 and 73-50 both have a higher TSS to acid ratio of around 40 compared to 20 of Smooth Cayenne. Frozen pineapple wedge is produced without any additives/preservatives or chemicals.
Fully mature pineapple is sourced from HACCP accredited farms in Tropical Queensland. It is then washed to ensure its cleanliness. It is then peeled and cored. Wedges of required size are cut from the cored pineapple and individually frozen at -20°C. Frozen wedge is then packed in to required bag/box sizes.
The frozen pineapple has a life of two years from the date of packaging if stored at or below -18°C.
Pineapple is sourced from tropical region of North Queensland, Australia. The region is renowned for its very rich, red volcanic soil, favourable temperature and good rainfall – ideal for superior quality of pineapple farming.
Kensington Pride (KP), also known as Bowen mango, is sourced from mango farms of North Queensland where the soil and climatological conditions are perfect for mango farming. Only fully mature mangos are selected for processing. The mangos are free from mould, rot or any foreign material.
At perfect ripeness level mango is peeled and the cheek is taken out. No machine is used to peel mango thus avoids any leftover peel. Cheeks are taken out and frozen. Frozen cheeks/diced mango is then packed in food grade plastic bags of 5 kg and 2 bags (10kg) in a cardboard box.
The Product shall have a life of 18 months from the date of manufacture when it is stored at or below -18°C.