Many fruits become red as they ripen on the tree. It is nature’s way of telling the world that the seeds inside the fruits are now ready. In most cases the change in colour is because of a family of molecules called the anthocyanins. There are many varieties of anthocyanins, although only about a dozen or so are commonly made by fruits.
The article which appeared in New Food in November this year compares the anthocyanins found in a number of red juices.
Working our laboratory, our NPD Manager, Tracey Turner, was able to show how pH and presence of proteins in milk or soya can affect the colour of juices. The change in colour is very neatly shown in Figure 10 of this very well presented article.
We have specially selected varieties of English fruits including - Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries - which we can supply either block frozen or in puree form. They can be traced back not only to the farm they were grown in but to specific fields within the farm - we can even take you to the fields during harvesting completing the traceability with your own eyes.
We are especially proud of our ability to process these fruits and pack them aseptically in whichever pack size you need - come on, pick up the phone and let us know how we can help you....
Sugar Reduction & Replacement
We have been carefully developping a whole range of fruit sauces and compotes using our skills in both fruit and juices to both reduce sugar levels without decreasing the sweetness of our products; or replacing the sucrose with other natural ingredients. These products come in a variety of flavours and viscosities or can be developped specifically to your requirements. We have a wonderful team of enthusiastic product developpers just waiting to take your project to the next level. Come on, give us a call... we're really very nice!
We're in the news
Take a look at the recent article in Food Manufacture which features David Berryman Limited and how we are trying to reinvent the products we produce to place ourselves as the UKs leading Fruit Ingredients business.
Rachel spoke about how the fruit preparations for the ice cream, yoghurts and desserts sector is really taking off, and by using the 25 years experience we have with juices we are well placed to delight our new customers with our excellent products and prompt service.
If we can help you with any product development projects then please feel free to call us and see what we can do for you!
Food Manufacturing Award - Finalists.
Our very clever team were selected as finalists in 2 categories for the 2013 awards. Both in 'Best New use of Food Ingredients' and 'Most Innovative Small Company of the Year'. We are very proud to be have selected as finalists and it was a great event - celebrating an Industry of Food expertise in an area of manufacturing which is sometimes forgotten. Well done everyone....
We are waiting to hear if the recent cold weather is going to have a detrimental effect on the blackcurrant blossom. We hear that many processors are out of stock in Poland, and this is all contributing to the feeling that prices are likely to rise this year. Hopefully not to the levels we saw in 2011, but to a more realistic inbetween. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to understand more about the upcoming red fruit season of 2013.