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The Top Six Trends From IFT17

At the end of June, Mercer Foods headed to Las Vegas to attend and exhibit at the Institute of Food Technologists 2017 trade show, or IFT17 for short. As the largest technology and research and development show of the year for the food industry, we always look forward to attending and seeing the latest advancements

The Top Six Trends From IFT172020-12-04T12:11:55-08:00

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

Top 10 Trends From the Sweets & Snacks Expo 20172020-12-04T12:11:55-08:00

How to Save Money with Freeze-Dried Food

The decision to incorporate an ingredient into a new recipe or product ultimately comes down to two things: product quality and the total cost of production. A great tasting product is one thing, but if it comes at too high a price point, it won’t be a viable option. We have already shown you how

How to Save Money with Freeze-Dried Food2020-12-04T12:11:57-08:00

An In-Depth Look at Lyophilization

Lyophilization? What is that? It’s not surprising if you haven’t heard the term, but lyophilization (lī-ˌä-fə-lə-ˈzā-shən) is the proper name for freeze-drying. Freeze-drying is both art and science, ultimately leading to a product that can serve many uses (and not just in the food industry). The process can be broken down into three components, which

An In-Depth Look at Lyophilization2020-12-04T12:11:57-08:00

Exploring the Science of Sublimation

One of the fascinating physical properties of freeze-drying is a process called “sublimation”, a little-known but important process that allows freeze-drying to happen. Most people don’t walk around seeing sublimation in action, but this unique “phase change” where water changes from ice to vapor deserves a little time in the spotlight, as it’s the basis

Exploring the Science of Sublimation2020-12-04T12:11:58-08:00

4 Unique Uses for Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried foods have many different uses, some of which are currently known by some consumers. You can add freeze-dried vegetables to a recipe, make a better dessert, or conveniently pack it for a trip. But what happens when we think outside the box? Join us as we explore several new and unique methods for using

4 Unique Uses for Freeze-Dried Food2020-12-04T12:11:58-08:00

The Top 10 Food Trends to Look for in 2017

2017 is here, and you’re likely curious about what food trends consumers are getting excited about for the coming year. Whether you’re developing new products, researching new ways to use a tried-and-true ingredient, or thinking about changing an existing product’s marketing strategy, knowing what consumers are clamoring for keeps your foods relevant. Mercer Foods distills

The Top 10 Food Trends to Look for in 20172020-12-04T12:11:58-08:00

5 Things We Learned at SupplySide West 2016

How important is it to know what is in your food? Clean labels make it possible to know exactly what goes into the food we consume. SupplySide West provided valuable insights into the world of natural and clean-label ingredients. Come along as we take you through our discoveries at this Las Vegas-based show. 1. SupplySide

5 Things We Learned at SupplySide West 20162020-12-04T12:11:59-08:00
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