Our organic raw vegetable bites are crafted in a 6000 sq. ft. factory located in Magog, Eastern Townships, in Québec. This production unit is certified by the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec.
The key element to the fabrication process is the dehydration of the vegetable mix (the recipe) to remove the water and dry up the [RÉMIS] (to about 95%). Dehydrating food is the most gentle way of transforming food. It concentrates, varies and enriches the taste of the ingredients while preserving optimal nutritional value.
Dehydration at temperatures lower than 40 degrees Celsius yields living foods which contain the necessary enzymes for healthy eating. It’s a method to preserve foods… without using chemicals. Finally, it has been proven that dehydrating one’s food has numerous benefits for one’s health.
The following photos will help you better understand our process.
On arrival, the fruits, vegetables and seeds shipped by truck are carefully inspected to ensure that they are of the highest quality.
Until they’ll be used in our recipes, the dry ingredients are stored in a warehouse while the perishable goods are stored in a refrigeration unit.
All our raw materials are washed and rinsed to ensure no undesired external agents are introduced in the process.
The fruits and vegetables are hand-cut to pieces to verify the quality of the produce. Those that do not fit our criterias are rejected.
Afterwards, the fruits and vegetables are mechanically chopped with a food chopper and/or a food processor.
The seeds and legumes are added to the chopped fruits and vegetables to then be mixed with a food mixer.
Unlike the beet-apple and carrot-pear mixes, which are ready to be shaped into [RÉMIS] as soon as they’re out of the mixing, the tomato-kale mix has to rest in a refrigerated area for 15-16 hours to enhance its flavour.
Each mix goes manually through a mould, which ensures a similar shape and thickness for each [RÉMIS].
After being properly shaped, the [RÉMIS] are placed in a closed dehydration chamber, where they’ll dry at 40 degrees Celsius. The process, which has a variable length (10 to 15 hours depending on the flavour), manages to remove 95% of the water present in each [RÉMIS]. That process ensures the bites keep all of their nutrients and as much nutritional value as is possible.
This step is very important as it allows us to determine whether the [RÉMIS] are up to our standards! A sample of bites is placed on a scale. If the [RÉMIS] are too heavy, then they have to go back into dehydration. If the weight is as expected, then the [RÉMIS] are visually sorted. Those whose shape isn’t as expected are reused to create the vegetable powder or the raw vegetable seasoning.
The [RÉMIS] are manually placed in their packaging. Beforehand, each bag was individually marked with the [RÉMIS]’ lot number and best-before date.
The bags are hermetically sealed with a heat-sealing process to maximize the conservation time of the [RÉMIS].
Bags are placed in cardboard boxes for delivery. Each box has a label indicating the lot number and the day the [RÉMIS] were made.
The cardboard boxes are stored in a dry area until the time for the [RÉMIS] to leave our factory has come.
The boxes are set on a pallet before being placed in the shipping truck.