October 31, 2014

FEATURED PRODUCT: Natural Fruit Sweeteners

Fruits offer a wide variety of natural sugars to use for adding sweetness to a wide variety of processed food and beverage products. Each fruit has it's own unique sugar profile, which include the most commonly known sugars such as sucrose, fructose, glucose and sorbitol. The ratios of each sugar will vary from fruit to fruit, and the fruit sweetener you select can often be modified through processing to provide a unique sugar profile.

 
% Sugars by Wt, dry basis
Fruit*GlucoseFructoseSucroseSorbitol
Apple24%52%24% 
Date- Pending -
Pear11%53%15%21%
Grape, White45%54%1% 
Pineapple27%20%53% 
*Note: Values are approximate and based on fresh fruits. Values will vary with variety and origin. Ion Exchange resin treatment to make fruit syrups will also alter sugar profiles, predominately by inverting sucrose to equal parts glucose and fructose.

We know that a higher fructose content is beneficial to control blood sugar metabolism, and provide a more sustained energy delivery when ingested. Some fruits have much higher fructose levels than others, can the selection of fruits as a sweetener can be tailored to deliver the level of fructose desired.

Natural fruit sweeteners are manufactured from wholesome quality juice, which is specifically processed with food grade resins to remove most of the organic acids, minerals and insoluble fruit materials, followed by concentration under thermal vacuum to produce a high brix (usually 70) liquid fruit concentrate. This product will contain a concentrated form of the natural fruit sugars and allow you to claim "sweetened with fruit" for your retail product.

Encore Fruit Marketing can provide an excellent source of fruit sweeteners to help consumer products deliver one of the 5 A Day fruit servings.

Naturnal Fruit sweeteners are carefully processed from fresh, ripened fruit to provide the natural sweetness, in a convenient, ready to use liquid concentrate ingredient form for processed beverage and food applications. Fruit sweeteners are 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 fruit sweeteners at www.encorefruit.com or Click Here to use our convenient Contact Form.