Back to Basics: How to Use Our Fruit Purées

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At Aseptic Fruit Purées (AFP), we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality ingredients to our professional creators of all beverages and foods. Our fruit purées are recognized for their authentic flavor, versatility, and ability to contribute to flavor enhancement in a wide variety of products. 

However, we've noticed that many times you as professionals have some questions about our product, and so today we're going back to basics to explore what makes our fruit purées unique and how they can be used effectively for your creations. We will answer some of your most frequently asked questions, so we are sure you will never hesitate to use our product again. 

What Makes Our Fruit Purées Unique? 

Quality and Production Process 

At AFP, each fruit purée is carefully made from fresh fruit that we collect from farmers. We clean, peel, and grind them to make the fruit purée, pasteurize it, and package it in aseptic bags under sterile conditions, in a bacteria-free environment, without artificial colors or preservatives. 

We use an aseptic process that preserves the flavor, color, and natural nutrients of the fruit, we also add Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) which is used to prevent oxidation of the purée, that is, it does not change color when exposed to oxygen, so although the aseptic bag protects the fruit purée, vitamin C ensures that this event will not occur. This process ensures that each purée maintains its purity and quality, allowing our customers to offer exceptional products. 

Variety and Versatility on our multiple fruit purées. 

We offer a wide range of multiple fruit purées, from the more traditional strawberries, mangoes, apples, and bananas to more exotic options such as grapes, pink guavas, and blood oranges. This diversity allows industry professionals to experiment and create unique products that stand out in the marketplace, whether for their flavor or color, and the versatility of our purées facilitates their use in a wide variety of applications, from craft beers to gourmet ice creams, yogurts, hot sauces, infused beers, and jams. 

What is the Difference Between Purée and Juice? 

To clear up any confusion, it's important to understand the difference between using fruit purée and juice in culinary creations. Fruit purée is thicker and more concentrated than juice, made by blending whole, fleshy fruits. This process retains the fibrous parts, resulting in a rich texture and intense flavor, making it ideal for recipes where a deep, fruit-forward taste is desired. For instance, in brewing a fruity craft beer, the concentrated nature of a fruit purée ensures the fruit flavor remains prominent. 

However, juice is extracted by pressing the fruit, removing most of the pulp and fiber, and adding water resulting in a thinner, lighter liquid. Juice is perfect for lighter drinks and recipes where a subtle hint of fruit is preferred, such as in cocktails or refreshing beverages. Understanding this distinction can make a significant difference in your culinary creations, impacting their nutrition, consistency, and flavor. Knowing when to use each ensures you achieve the desired outcome, enhancing the quality and appeal of your products, and aligning with specific dietary needs. 

Tart taste: Is it okay if the purée tastes tart? 

Understanding this flavor profile, and what are its benefits? 

If the purée tastes a little tart when you taste it, don't panic, the purée is perfectly fine and ready to be introduced in your creations. 

The sour taste, characterized by a slight acidity and freshness, is highly appreciated in the culinary world. This flavor profile not only balances the sweetness of fruits, but also adds a complex and refreshing dimension to beverages and foods. 

This flavor profile can enhance the overall freshness perception of products. Studies have shown that consumers associate tart flavors with fresh, natural ingredients. In addition, sour taste can stimulate appetite and salivation, which can be especially beneficial in applications such as beers and sauces, where a clean, refreshing finish is desirable. 

Should I taste the purée alone, or should I add something to my creations? 

The importance of tasting purées on their own first 

Tasting the purée on its own is an essential first step for any culinary or beverage professional. This initial tasting allows you to understand the pure flavor profile of the fruit purée and thus be able to identify its sweetness, acidity, texture and aroma without any interference from other ingredients. 

As we know that having the opportunity to get to know all these characteristics is so important, we advise you to order our free samples. 

To fully appreciate the quality and versatility of our fruit purées. By tasting our purées, you will experience firsthand the vibrant flavors and superior consistency that distinguish our products. Not only will this help you understand their pure flavor profiles, but it will also allow you to experience how they can enhance your specific creations. Whether you brew craft beer, sauces, yogurts or dessert, our free samples will provide you with the perfect starting point for your culinary innovations. 

 

The Importance of mixing it with Sweeteners 

One of the most effective ways to enhance the natural flavors of our fruit purees is by incorporating sweeteners. The addition of honey, agave syrup or sugar can create a harmonious balance that not only enhances the overall flavor profile, but also allows the fruit's distinctive characteristics to shine through. For example, adding a touch of honey to a mango puree can bring out its tropical sweetness, while a little sugar in a puree of any type of berries can bring out its acidity without dulling its natural essence. 

The use of sweeteners can also help balance the acidity and tartness present in some fruit purées. This is particularly important in brewing, where the balance of flavors is crucial to the final taste of the product. 

When incorporating sweeteners into your purées, here are a few practical tips to keep in mind: 

Start Small: Begin with a small amount of sweetener and gradually increase until you reach the desired taste. This prevents over-sweetening and allows you to find the perfect balance. 

Taste Frequently: Continuously taste your mixture throughout the process. This helps you monitor the impact of the sweetener and adjust as needed. 

Consider the Final Product: Think about how the purée will be used. For instance, a sauce may require a different level of sweetness compared to yogurt or beer. 

How is it to store and handle fruit purée? 

To maintain the freshness and quality of the purées, it is important to store them properly. Our purées are aseptic and do not require refrigeration until opened. Once opened, be sure to remove all oxygen from inside the bag and it can be refrigerated in the same bag for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 4 months. 

At Aseptic Fruit Purées, we are committed to providing the best ingredients, so our customers can create exceptional products. By going back to basics and understanding how to use our fruit purées, artisans can elevate their creations and meet the demands of an ever-evolving market. 

Conclusion 

At Aseptic Fruit Purées, our commitment to quality and innovation ensures that professional creators in the brewing, culinary, and beverage industries have access to the finest ingredients. Our fruit purees are precisely crafted to preserve the authentic flavor, color, and nutrients of fresh fruit, making them an invaluable asset in a wide range of applications. 

Understanding the unique qualities of our purees, from their rich, concentrated flavors to their versatility, enables you, our customers, to enhance your products and stand out in a competitive marketplace. By getting back to basics by answering your most frequent questions and providing practical advice, we aim to help you maximize the potential of our fruit purees, ensuring that your creations meet expectations and exceed them. 

Whether you are experimenting with new flavor combinations, balancing acidity with sweeteners, or simply looking to add a touch of natural fruit essence to your products, Aseptic Fruit Purées offers the quality and consistency you need. We invite you to explore the endless possibilities our purses offer and see firsthand how they can enhance your culinary creations and beverages. 

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