Brighten up your products with a rainbow of flavor and nutrition.
To boost heart healthy nutrients, look to the red! Red foods tend to have ample amounts of heart-healthy lycopene, Vitamin C, and other memory-boosting benefits. Freeze-dried red-hued foods include red peppers, cranberries, cherries, red apples, raspberries, and strawberries.
Orange foods tend to have high percentages of vitamins A and C, as well as beta carotene that may benefit the immune system, vision, and skin. Strong orange foods like oranges, carrots, sweet potato, mango, and peaches all retain their natural color superbly and add a distinct flavor to any recipe or dish.
It’s no secret we love our freeze-dried super sweet corn here at Mercer Foods. Not all yellow foods are created equal, as bananas boast high potassium, while pineapples are packed with magnesium. Super sweet corn, a whole grain, is high in fiber and protein. In addition to bananas, pineapples, and super sweet corn, consider including freeze-dried yellow peppers, or lemon to your product recipes.
One of the most snackable freeze-dried foods, blueberries are low in saturated fat and high in fiber, Vitamin C, and anthocyanins believed to contribute to blood vessel health. Incredibly easy to work with, freeze-dried blueberries are ideal in both sweet and savory dishes.
Packed with vitamins K, B, and E, green foods can contribute to healthy bones, teeth, and eyes. To add green freeze-dried ingredients to new or heritage products, consider including freeze-dried green beans, green peppers, broccoli, peas, kale, asparagus, or spinach.
Power to the purple! Purple foods were named one of our food trends to look for in 2017, and there’s no sign of these attractive purple powerhouses slowing down. With beets leading the way, purple carrots, purple corn, purple asparagus, blackberries, and purple potatoes can add bright, flavorful items to your products. High in vitamins C and K, as well as anthocyanins, purple foods contribute to heart, memory, and immune system support.
As you work on next season’s new products, consider adding unique freeze-dried ingredients to meet consumer demand while delivering flavorful, nutrition-packed items. Learn more about how Mercer Foods can elevate your brand by connecting with us directly, or reaching out via Facebook or LinkedIn.