Everything starts with the tobacco seed
The seed is the beginning of a process that has been refined for almost two hundred years now. The manufacturers combine traditional knowledge with the latest scientific findings to produce world-leading quality products.
Planting the tobacco
Only when the plant has reached a height of about 10 cm is it planted out. After ten to twelve weeks, the time of harvest has arrived. The plant ripens from the bottom up, which means that harvesting is also a craft that requires a lot of knowledge. First, the bottom pair of leaves are harvested. After harvesting, the drying process begins under the sun or in a shed. During the drying process, the moisture content of the leaves drops from about 80 to 20 percent. After drying, the tobacco leaves are shipped for further processing and sorting according to the quality standards.
In the production of Swedish snus tobacco, the ground tobacco goes through several processes. This starts with crushing the tobacco. When the ground tobacco mixture is ready, the actual preparation takes place. The process begins by weighing the crushed tobacco mixture and transferring it to the mixer. Salt and water are added while stirring; the salt not only serves to improve the taste, but also has preservative properties. The tobacco is then heated in a process that can be compared to pasteurization. During this process, the micro-organisms are rendered harmless, the snus is preserved and has a better aroma and taste. After the heating process, the Swedish snus tobacco is cooled and the other ingredients are added.
Ready to pack
If all measured values are correct, the lot is ready to be packed. Loose Swede snus tobacco is usually packed directly into cans. Filling a serving of snus requires more complicated equipment. The portion of snus is measured and filled into a tube of cellulose fiber, as used for tea bags. These are then sealed and cut. The finished portion bags are packed in a plastic box, which is closed with a lid. After closing with the lid, a check weighing is performed and the cans are then labelled. The cans are then foil packed in stacks and packed in cardboard boxes. Finished packaged Swedish snus is kept in a cold store for several days before leaving the factory. Cold storage is important to allow the snus to mature, giving it its characteristic aromas and flavours.
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