Frutas Montosa, develops exclusive ripeness indicator

Spanish avocado specialist Frutas Montosa is a world reference in innovation. The tropical fruit leader from Malaga has been developping for many years its own indicator of physiological ripeness (APM), […]
Thu 24/05/2018

Spanish avocado specialist Frutas Montosa is a world reference in innovation.

The tropical fruit leader from Malaga has been developping for many years its own indicator of physiological ripeness (APM), which uses an exclusive formula to indicate the internal and external ripeness of each fruit. “We measure the ethylene concentration in real time and perform an exhaustive control of the temperature to achieve an exact and homogeneous ripening. Using a system of spectrophotometry, we can guarantee the internal quality of our avocados”. Meanwhile, to increase production capacity, Frutas Montosa has expanded its fresh and processed production areas. The addition of 1,200 square metres has allowed the addition of three additional ripening chambers and an enlargement of the room-temperature ripening zone.

Advanced guacamole & mango sauce unit

The company also develops a state-of-art processing plant to elaborate pasteurized guacamole and mango sauce using high pressure technology (HPP) that respects the original freshness of the raw materials, increase shelf-life and prevent oxidation. Founded in 1982, Frutas Montosa operates under 18,800 m2 warehouse, located in the heart of Malaga’s Axarquia area. In 2017, Frutas Montosa recorded a turnover of almost €120 million and selling 30.600 tons of mangoes and avocados. Around 55% of sales are sold abroad, mainly to France and Germany.