May 24, 2013
FEATURED PRODUCTS: Blackberry Puree Concentrate
Technically, from a botanical perspective, the blackberry is not an actual berry, but an aggregate or compound fruit
similar to raspberries that grow in clusters or drupelets. The berries can be dark red, yellow or black and are a
favorite of amateur fruit pickers and are delicious raw, right from the bush.
Various species of blackberry were well known by our distant ancestors. They would typically grow their small, shiny black
fruit at forest margins and in tall grass. Blackberries can be found from tropical East Africa and down to the Cape. They
are also native to an area that stretches across Europe and Asia. When settlers arrived in North America, they found species
of blackberry there as well.
Blackberries have a very short shelf life, they are liable to damage in transport and handling, and the plant can be subject
to quite a few diseases. When conditions are good, they are very productive, and well suited to 'commoditization' as a frozen
or pulp product for use in other manufactured 'foods'. Fresh market berries are consequently relatively expensive, and have a
Blackberries are very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and are a good source of dietary fiber. At 21 mg of vitamin C per
100 grams, fresh blackberries are a very good source of vitamin C. A typical portion of blackberry would deliver an adult about a
fifth (20%) of their daily minimal needs; at the same time it delivers nearly 10% of an adults daily folate (B complex, folic acid) needs.
Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of blackberry puree concentrate to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day fruit servings.
Blackberry puree concentrate is carefully processed from fresh, ripened blackberries to provide the essential nutrition and color, in a convenient,
ready to use ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. Blackberry puree concentrate is an excellent ingredient to add a
fruit serving to your retail label for beverages, cakes, pies, pastries, sauces, jellies and other processed foods like
nutrition bars and snacks.
Contact Encore Fruit Marketing today for product samples and information on blackberry puree concentrate at www.encorefruit.com or
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