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#1 Rol Natty

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 05:47 AM

HI Everyone urgent question pls

 

pineapple NFC SOLD 80 COIN PER 1 KG BUT THE RAW PINEAPPLE COST IS 2 DOLLAR PER 1 KG HOW IT HAPPEN



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:11 AM

Can you clarify your question a bit - are you saying you've been offered Pineapple NFC at $0.80/kg but the raw material is $2.00/kg?
If so, is this the raw fruit price in the same region as the juice is from?
Is if the same variety/grade/quality of pineapple? Not uncommon for lower Brix fruit and/or lower Brix:Acid ratio fruit to fetch a lower price.

Nonetheless I'd generally be concerned about a juice that costs less, or appears to cost less, than the constituent raw materials - personally I'd want to see some analysis to explore whether it's been adulterated and/or diluted, e.g. delta18C for sugar/ethanol/pulp, and delta18O for water.

Aside from the obvious potential for sugar addition in juice, one not uncommon technique for adulterating NFC juice is to add water.



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 05:10 AM

thanks brother for u feedback

They buy the raw pineapple $2/kg they sell the pineapple NFC $0.80/kg



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 11:32 AM

Ok, yes, that does indeed sound very suspicious and I can come up with no valid basis for why that would be the case - the closest thing I've seen would be where a processor has existing sales contracts based on a previous season's pricing, and they're obliged to honour these despite new season crop being significantly more expensive. Not something they're ever happy about though, and will usually be quite clear about that!

With concentrate I'd see less of problem, as it can and is often made from the leftover bits of the fruit after they've cut the chunks/rings etc for the canning industry that often have a higher return, but as an NFC price it makes no sense to me.

You could try asking them how they do it at that price, but I'd be very wary!



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Posted 01 February 2020 - 10:38 PM

Update suggestion first they use the trick called passing off in which it is the  method they process the pineapple fruit to  pineapple concentrate @65 brix

Then reconstitute the prepared concentrate by the addition of water and some colorant and flavor depending on some condition to the 12.7 degree of brix and called Pineapple NFC.they use this kind of trick or adulteration method  to get more profit.



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 12:28 PM

Update suggestion first they use the trick called passing off in which it is the  method they process the pineapple fruit to  pineapple concentrate @65 brix

Then reconstitute the prepared concentrate by the addition of water and some colorant and flavor depending on some condition to the 12.7 degree of brix and called Pineapple NFC.they use this kind of trick or adulteration method  to get more profit.

Ah yes, a "classic" substitution method for not from concentrate juices that's been around for years.

The concentrate production process usually takes some of the fresher notes off the flavour/aroma profile so adding a bit of flavouring helps hide that. Colour may be less important, but it depends very much on the quality of the concentrate (with the right fruit and process it's possible to make concentrate that reconstitutes to a relatively believable yellow colour, but equally I've seen some really dark muddy brown colours too over the years ;) ) vs. the quality of the typical NFC juice from the area.

The delta18C analysis for the water component should be able to detect this, and similarly a screen of the volatile aromatic components might detect the flavour addition, although it depends how sophisticated the flavour augmentation is.



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