Countless products contain different types of fruit, which is used as a main ingredient or as flavouring. In order to make the best possible products, you need the best possible fruit – and you also need to know what type of fruit to choose. Here is a quick rundown of the different fruit products that are most widely available for food manufacturing.
- Juice-Based Fruit Compounds
There are different kinds of compounds that you can get for manufacturing food products, including fruit-based juices like apple juice, cocktails of different juices, and blends of juices and herbs. These form the basis of drinks or also can be used to make all kinds of different foods where a liquid is needed to enhance the taste and texture of the food. Fruit Juice Manufacturers use high quality fruit compounds to create their drinks.
- Freeze-Dried Fruit
One of the best things about freeze-dry fruit is you can get all the benefits of the fruit without having to add any additives or preservatives. This makes this ingredient excellent for a product that is marketed as healthy. The freeze-drying process preserves the fruit intact, maintaining its flavour and its full range of vitamins and minerals. It can be easily transported and stored.
- Fruit Juice Concentrates
These are often used for the manufacture of fruit juices, and come in many different types including citrus fruits, soft fruits, red fruits, berry fruits, and tropical fruit concentrations. The concentrates are available at different concentrations. In addition to being used in drinks they are added to desserts, baby food, ready meals, yogurts, and sauces among others.
- Fruit Pieces
Adding small pieces of dehydrated fruit is a good option for all kinds of food products including cereals, muesli, cereal bars, ice cream, cakes and biscuits, pastries, and chocolate products. You can get a variety of different types of dried fruit with varying levels of moisture and preservatives (or you can choose a non-preserved option.)
- Fruit Powders
Fruit powders are highly processed in order to be used in different powdered drinks, in sauces and desserts, in medication like tablets, or in fillings for various foods. You will also find powdered fruits in baby meals and in functional foods.
- Fruit Purees
Fruit purees are available for food manufacturing in different forms including with and without sugar. They are available in different blends and with different textures, which make them ideal for all kinds of different products. The main benefit of using a puree is to provide texture as well as the fruit taste.