Paradise Fruits launches freeze dried ingredients at ProSweets

Ingredients supplier Paradise Fruits by Jahncke released a series of freeze dried crunchy granulates during ProSweets in Cologne this week.

According to the business, its latest series has been manufactured through a specially adapted process allowing customers the option of a one component recipe made of 100% fruit, or a combination with yoghurt or additional carriers.

The granulates, (demonstrated in the image above by UK sales director Richard Horsley at ProSweets), are available in bespoke shapes and cut into sizes, ranging from 1mm to 10mm, making them ideal for use in chocolate, confectionery and baked goods, as well as other applications.

Flavour combinations within the crunchy range include strawberry & basil, raspberry & thyme, mango & rosemary, orange & chilli, mango & matcha tea and strawberry & tomato. There are also exotic blends with apricot, mango, banana and passionfruit and non-fruit flavours including cappuccino and salted caramel are also available. Bespoke recipes can also be developed to suit customer requirements.

Kurt Jahncke, CEO of Paradise Fruits, said: “Our Crunchy range is developed from 100% freeze dried fruits, which can be combined with vegetables, herbs and spices. They are the natural choice for manufacturers looking for a lightweight, nutritious and delicious ingredient to add flavour, colour and texture. The 100% pure fruit recipe retains many of the natural flavour and colour characteristics offered by fresh fruit, but in a format more suitable for snack and confectionery applications.”

During ProSweets, Paradise Fruits Solutions also showcased its new high fibre recipe, which provides less than 40% sugar (naturally occurring) than standard fruit ingredients and almost 40g of fibre per 100g. The recipe is available as fruit granulates, pastes, drops and shapes and is ideal for manufacturers looking to create products that respond to an increasing demand for functional high fibre snacks.

Jahncke added: “Fruits and vegetables that contain micronutrients such as fibre and protein are very appealing as they are perceived as having a ‘health halo’. Retailers are therefore stocking products containing high fibre inclusions, as consumers look for confectionery and snacks that not only offer a treat but also contain natural and functional ingredients with nutritional benefits.”

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