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Why You Should Use Freeze-Dried Peaches In Your Products

The peach is a truly amazing fruit that boasts nuanced flavors and distinct colors. Freeze-drying harnesses all the flavor of fresh fruit without losing any of the original taste profiles or nutrition. One of the oldest fruits, peaches predate humans with archeological evidence dating back 2.6 million years to the Pliocene era. Here at Mercer

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

3 Things To Love About Freeze-Dried Mangoes

If any fruit is having its time in the spotlight, it’s the mango! People can’t get enough of this exotic, flavorful fruit. Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world and were first grown in India more than 5,000 years ago. The fruit was the inspiration for the modern paisley pattern, and a

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

The Benefits of Bulk Ordering Freeze-Dried Ingredients

Whether you are a business owner, food buyer, or in product development, you are likely on the constant lookout for ways to reduce overhead costs and save money not just for your company, but also for your consumer. You know buying in bulk can save time and money, but freeze-dried food is a bit different

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Top 10 Trends From the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2017

We love what we do here at Mercer Foods, and one of our favorite times of year is trade show and expo season. The movers and shakers, new products and old standbys come together to showcase the latest and greatest in products, innovation, and trends. The Sweets & Snacks Expo is exactly what it sounds

June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Our 4 Favorite Things About Freeze-Dried Snap Peas

With summer comes snap peas, and we happily captured the goodness of this delectable vegetable in an easy freeze-dried application. One of the most enjoyable plants to grow and eat, snap peas may be small, but they pack large satisfaction. The crunch, taste, and flavor of freeze-dried snap peas all add up for an exciting

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

5 Things to Know About Freeze-Dried Foods

1. Freeze-dried foods pack a nutritional punch. Freeze-drying is often seen as a “processed food” because it is made in a large, industrial facility. Because of that misconception, the health benefits of this marvelous food preservation method are often overlooked. In fact, freeze-drying leaves more nutrients intact in fruits and vegetables than any other preservation

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

4 Things We Love About Freeze-Dried Pineapple

Pineapple conjures up images of lounge chairs, sandy beaches, tropical oases, and overall smiles. It is also an excellent source of magnesium and vitamin C. Lucky for us, and our customers, we harness all the wonderful factors of the fruit in a perfect freeze-dried offering. Freeze-drying preserves all of the nutrition and benefits of pineapple

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Our Transparency, Safety, and Certification Programs

Here at Mercer Foods, we’ve spent the last 37 years perfecting freeze-drying from process to ingredients and more. Our standards are very high and we never cut corners. This includes maintaining and updating our safety, sanitation, and health programs. It’s no surprise that we maintain our plant to focus on quality in every aspect of

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

What California’s Wet Weather Means for Farming

The Central Valley of California is an agricultural mecca, the land of vegetables, fruits, and nuts. It is why we have made our home here — to be in the center of the nation’s salad bowl. We get the bright sun, refreshing breezes, and fresh crops as far as the eye can see. But it

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Why Plant-Based Snacks Are the Wave of the Future

Most people remember the days of being told to “eat your veggies,” and the American consumer has finally taken the advice to heart. Food manufacturers are acknowledging the rising demand for healthier snacks that are natural and free of processed ingredients. Many companies are trying different methods of “naturalizing” their products, and freeze-drying remains one

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |