Displaying Posts from: 2013

China Calling (November)

China Calling (November)

Several team members were in Inner Mongolia earlier this month, working with a group of farmers on a number of agricultural activities. Enjoy this edition of China Calling, with the latest updates from our work to procure the highest quality raw materials in our manufacturing of Silva ingredients.

Early Fall Crop Update

Early Fall Crop Update

We’re committed to consistently providing high quality ingredients that you can count on. That process begins with the best raw ingredients and ultimately ends with the confidence you place in us every day. Check out the latest fall crop updates from around the world.

Reducing our Footprint

Reducing our Footprint

Silva sources raw materials from over 20 countries worldwide. Through that process we impact thousands of smallholders and our purchases are often the main income for these farmers. We have an important role to play in aiding these smallholders with a sustainable approach to agriculture.

Featured Product: Kale

Featured Product: Kale

Did you know that there are some foods that are so rich in nutrients, so beneficial to your health, and so rich in flavor that they’re referred to as “super foods”? Well, there are. And kale is on that list. Kale is a leafy green vegetable similar to cabbage or collard greens.

New Addition to the Illinois Production Facility

New Addition to the Illinois Production Facility

With continued growth of sales and to continue our investment into the latest in process technology, we will be adding three new production lines at our Illinois facility. The final phases of both the overall design and selection of the best-suited processing equipment are being completed.

China Calling (August)

China Calling (August)

China has been experiencing changing weather patterns that are causing our partners to adjust their practices to ensure that we continue to deliver fresh, high-quality ingredients. The main crop currently being affected by the decreased rainfall over the last several years is chives.

News from the Field: Spring Crop Update

News from the Field: Spring Crop Update

As we end winter with the main harvest of carrots in China’s Jiangsu province, which runs from December to March, we start looking at the vegetables harvested in spring. In both Europe and China, this is the period for the main harvest of spinach.

Steam Sterilization Yields the Quality You Need

Steam Sterilization Yields the Quality You Need

Steam sterilization is the most commonly used sterilization method in the world. Its use dates back to 1879 when Charles Chamberland invented the first autoclave. Our continuous-flow steam sterilization process gently heats the product using a combination of induction heating and direct steam injection.

New Product: Butternut Squash

New Product: Butternut Squash

Butternut squash, also known in some countries as the butternut pumpkin, is the most popular of the winter squash. Our butternut squash products provide all of the flavor, color, and nutritional value found in whole butternut squash.

China Calling (May 2013)

China Calling (May 2013)

China is one of the main growing areas in our ingredient category. While all Silva ingredients are produced at our finished goods production facility in Illinois, our Silva-China quality control staff located throughout China works with the field side of this raw material.