Paradise Fruits reveals upturn in demand for natural ingredients

Natural ingredients group Paradise Fruits by Jahncke, has reported a strong upturn in demand for its organic fruit inclusions after showcasing its latest series at two major trade fairs.

Following attendance at ProSweets 2020 in Cologne  and BioFach 2020 in Nuremburg last month, the company has seen a number of key enquiries for its product ranges from confectionery and snack manufacturers.

For each event, the company exhibited a variety of new products from its Solutions and Freeze Dried divisions.

Paradise Fruit’s Freeze Dried demonstrated its versatile Crunchy and Smoothee Drops ranges. Both products can be supplied as single fruits or in combination with vegetables, yoghurt or other additional carriers. To increase the products functionality and health benefits, the Crunchy and Smoothee Drops ranges can also be fortified with Vitamins, Omega-3 and Proteins.

Kurt Jahncke, CEO of Paradise Fruits, said: “Feedback from everyone that visited our stands at ProSweets and BioFach was extremely positive. There was a number of trends discussed during each event, with a rise in demand from consumers looking for more natural ingredients that offer taste and texture, a main area of focus at both. As a result, we have seen a lot of interest from manufacturers that attended the shows looking to source innovative organic fruit and vegetable inclusions that meet this trend.”

Throughout each event, Paradise Fruits Solutions also demonstrated a range of natural fruit based granulates, pastes, drops and shapes including a 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 ideal for manufacturers looking to create products that respond to an increasing demand for functional high fibre snacks, confectionery, cereals and baked goods.

Kurt Jahncke added: “As fruits and vegetables that contain essential vitamins and micronutrients, such as protein and fibre, become more appealing to consumers, retailers are always looking for the next big thing. Our higher fibre recipe was particularly well received at both ProSweets and BioFach, especially with food manufacturers looking to develop confectionery and snacks that not only offer a treat, but also contain natural and functional ingredients with nutritional benefits.”

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