Fruit Inclusions meet increased demand for healthy snacks
Enhancing snack products with fruit ingredients is a very popular trend in the snack industry. We explain what it's all about.

Fruit Inclusions meet increased demand for healthy snacks

Enhancing snack products with fruit ingredients is a very popular trend in the snack industry. We explain what it's all about.

Fruit Inclusions are fruit ingredients that enhance the appearance and taste of snacks and foods to which they are added. As a traditional supplier to the food industry, we are experts in the production and supply of innovative fruit ingredients. In this blog, we will inform you about the latest developments in the industry and future market trends.

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Trend topic: Fruit Inclusions

In our blog posts, we evaluate how consumer attitudes to food and drink are changing and how this is influencing the industry. We provide predictions about the future of the food industry and explain how we, as an innovative ingredients supplier, can support our customers in the development of new products.

Today, Paradise Fruits CEO Kurt Jahncke describes how fruit ingredients – such as the various products from Paradise Fruits Solutions – are helping manufacturers to meet the ever-growing demand for healthier products: “Although consumers still enjoy eating, the market has undoubtedly changed. It is now mainly determined by five simple factors: Health, convenience, taste, texture and innovation. Simply put, consumers want healthier products that support their lifestyle and offer nutritional benefits without compromising on taste and texture. Products for “in between meals” or “on the go” are more popular than ever. This also includes snacks such as muesli bars, various baked goods and confectionery. With our product range, end products can be enhanced with regard to the natural content of vitamins and minerals and thus meet the requirements of today’s consumers. In addition, the amount of white sugar is reduced, which also appeals to consumers, as natural fructose is perceived as more valuable and healthier.”

Texture is key to great Fruit Inclusions

“When it comes to taste and texture, consumers want that certain “something” when eating their favorite products. This can be achieved by using different consistencies. We serve them with recipes specially developed by Paradise Fruits Solutions. They have a very high fiber content and less than 40% sugar, which comes from the pure fruit. Creamy textures are available in our fruit pastes, firmer textures in coarse or fine fruit granules and delicious fruit shapes for chewing. As these ingredients are not only suitable for snacks, but for many different applications, they are perfect for food manufacturers who want to create functional snacks with different textures.”

The natural look: Our secret recipe

“Visual appeal is also extremely important to end consumers. This is why products with ingredients that look as natural as possible are becoming increasingly popular. Our products retain their natural, vibrant colors and taste and offer manufacturers innovative ways to meet the demand for beautiful visuals plus added value. Our High Brix fruit pastes are particularly suitable for a wide range of applications. Here our customers have the opportunity to use a 100% fruit product to respond to the trend for healthier, more natural snack and food products. High-brix ingredients are an excellent choice for producers looking for a light, nutritious yet delicious ingredient to add flavor, color and texture to the final product. The 100% pure fruit recipe retains many of the natural taste and color characteristics of fresh fruit – but in a format that is ideal for snack and confectionery applications. Our fruit granules are also an ideal option for manufacturers to create new and innovative treats and snacks that also appeal to health-conscious consumers. The range is available in customized sizes from 2 mm to 9 mm and is ideal for snacks, confectionery, baked goods and other applications. The variety of flavor combinations is almost endless. Customized recipes can also be developed to meet specific customer requirements.”

Conclusion: If a fruit-based manufacturer needs to develop healthier or better snacks that appeal to the end consumer, Paradise Fruits is the perfect partner. We are a company with many years of experience when it comes to the production of fruit preparations for a wide range of applications From snacks, baked goods, chocolate and confectionery to teas and cereals etc. – our products can be used everywhere. Our strength: We work with our customers as an extension of their development teams from the outset to develop customized fruit inclusions that are ideally suited to their projects. We would be happy to assist you.

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