A Look at The Most Popular Types of Dried Fruit Products You can Use for Your Business

Fruit has been preserved and dried for decades, and there’s a good reason for this: it’s a good way to continue enjoying the benefits of fruits even when they are not in season. Dried fruit is simply fruit which no longer has any water content, and studies have shown that dehydrated or dried fruit has more concentrated nutrients. For instance, one study has revealed that dried grapes, plums, and cranberries have twice as many antioxidants as their fresh versions. If you are looking for dried fruit for your business, regardless if you will use it for your restaurant or are looking to add it to certain foods which you manufacture, such as cereals or chocolates, here are the most popular types of dried fruit products you can use.

Top choices: apples, papaya, apricots, peaches, and bananas

Many food establishments and manufacturers prefer dried fruit such as apples, papaya, apricots, peaches, and bananas, as they are not only easy to store – they can be used in a variety of food preparations as well. Whether they are freeze-dried or dried naturally, these fruits are in high demand with hotels and restaurants which specialise in breakfast specialties, they are popular with bakeries, and they are also popular with food manufacturers. Food manufacturers often make use of dried apples, papayas, apricots, peaches, and bananas as mixes for food products, and they are often popular as stand-alone snacks.

Apricots and mangoes are particularly popular because they are chewy and soft, but for those who prefer a bit of crunch, bananas and apples are good choices. Of course, your choice in dried fruit will depend on how you are planning to use them, such as whether they will be used as part of your menu or whether they will be mixed with other ingredients to create a particular food product.

The organic selection

Nowadays, organic dried fruit is also in high demand, particularly with establishments that specialise in healthy food options. Organic dried fruits such as apricots, apple rings, and mangoes are grown and developed without any pesticides or fertilisers, and they are also preserved naturally, without any additives or any artificial ingredients.

Your options when purchasing dried fruit for your business 

Since dried fruit can be used extensively in the food sector, it is available in bulk. Wholesale dried fruit can be purchased from well-known and reputable suppliers, and they can also be sold in pre-packed mixes according to your preference, such as a mix of currants and sultanas, figs and apricots, depending on what you need. If you have specific requirements, look for a supplier which can provide you with customised packs, and which follows the standards set forth by world food authorities as well as EU regulations.

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