The definition of a fruit (or vegetable) puree is a fruit or vegetable that has been cooked, ground, pressed, blended or sieved until it reaches the consistency of a creamy paste or liquid. Purees can also be frozen to last longer and our careful preparation ensures that we preserve the qualities, taste and natural goodness of the fruit or vegetables.
Fruit Purees and Health
Fruit purees can be a healthy alternative for some unhealthy, yet vital, ingredients in your cooking. If you are looking to cut calories, then fruit purees can be used to replace oil or butter in certain baked goods, which can also enhance the flavour but in a healthy way. It may offer slightly more calories than normal fruit as it is more concentrated, but the amount of vitamins, minerals and beneficial nutrients is the same. Fruit purees, as well as fruit, also offer antioxidants that can help boost the immune system and help limit cell damage within the body.
Using Fruit Purees
Fruit purees can be used for a range of different things, one of the main uses and a very popular usage, is within baking. It can be used as a sugar substitute as it contains the sweet flavour from the fruit but holds much more nutrition to create a healthier substitution to your favourite cakes and sweet guilty pleasures, to help you feel a lot less guilty about eating them.
The natural sugar in fruit, fructose, alongside the retained flavours, colours and smells of the fruit, create some great cakes, and fruit purees are especially successful in cakes such as carrot cake and banana cake, due to the fibre and flavouring.
Fruit Purees also increase shelf life, so say goodbye to the frustration of buying fruit and it only lasting a couple of days. Purees can also help transportation costs, so you will actually be saving money by investing in purees as well as benefiting from the same sweet taste and nutritional value as well as them lasting longer.
At David Berryman, we make sure that our fruit puree production includes traceability and monitoring of each step we make, to ensure we exceed our consumers expectations in our products. We select the best and most ripe fruit for our fruit purees to enhance the best flavours and aromas and preserve the beneficial qualities. Our processing and packaging service is of the highest quality so you know exactly what you will be getting when you buy from us - trust and quality.
As well as our fruit purees, fruit juices and concentrates, we also offer a range of different services, these include:
- Creative blends
- Aromas, flavours and colourings
- New product development - to take your product idea from concept to delivery
- Fruit preparations - Industrial fruit preparations can be used in many applications eg ice-cream, yogurts, desserts
- IQF - We can source IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) fruit.
- Bottling and packaging - we offer a bottling option as an extension to the development of drinks and sauces.
If you would like to contact us regarding any of our services or just have a query you want answering, then feel free to get in touch, we will be happy to help. You can also request a call back or request a sample of one of our products before buying. If you have an idea for a new product, we would love to hear it so please let us know and we can discuss how to go forward with your innovative fruity idea!