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ALTAIGA organic Siberian food was again highly estimated by European chefs from Taste and Quality Institute (ITQI) from Brussels
30 May 2018
The second year in a row the products under the brand ALTAIGA are internationally recognized by the experts of The International Taste and Quality Institute (ITQI). Four Siberian products received gold stars for their superior taste at a ceremony of blind testing by leading chefs from all over Europe.
Siberian pine kernels, pine kernel oil and the first time presented for testing pine kernel flour received two gold stars, which means recognition of their remarkable taste. ALTAIGA bird cherry flour received 3 gold stars, which means an exceptional taste of the product.
ALTAIGA is a trademark of premium organic and natural food from Russian Siberian taiga by AIU Group company, which exports Siberian pine nuts, Siberian pine nut oil and flour and bird cherry flour. Take Organic GmbH is the European branch of the company with a warehouse Germany.
The company is in charge of all the stages - from harvesting the plant source in the virgin forests of Siberia, transportation, production and packaging, to storage and delivery to customers. That provides an opportunity to apply sustainable technologies and ensure the products' exceptional and stable quality.
The customers of the company are distributors, HoReCa, online food stores, retail chains, food manufacturers, healthy food stores and confectioners all around Europe.
iTQi is the world's leading taste certification organization. The Institute analyzes scores and certifies the taste of consumer food and beverages from all over the world. The iTQi jury is composed of 175 renowned chefs and sommeliers from 15 prestigious European Culinary or Drink associations.
Products are analysed and scored following a strict and neutral methodology. Products are tasted blind by a large panel of independent food and drink professionals who do not know the product brand nor its origin, as they taste it. The testing process is not a competition but an evaluation of products on their own merit.