Frozen soups are a small, but growing, part of the soup category--due, in part, to consumers’ desire for fresher flavors and textures in frozen soups. Sargento Food Ingredients gives food manufacturers a way to capitalize on this trend, with its Portionables® soup, individually quick-frozen (IQF) pellets.

Using a proprietary technology, Portionables are an innovative way to deliver minimally processed, fresh-tasting soup. Because they are preservative-free and gently processed, ingredients remain nutrient-rich and retain optimal flavor, texture and color, says the company. Particulate identity is maintained, and the viscosity of the pellets can be varied to allow for thin broths or thicker purees. Sargento Food Ingredients,