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 Foods, where we are masters of our craft, peaches are one of the most versatile products we produce.
Below, we look at why adding peaches to your assortment and products is a smart, creative, and profitable choice. Not only will freeze-dried peaches entice consumers, but they can also help you land more shelf space.
Flavor and Color
Of the many ways peaches are preserved, freeze-drying is a clear leader in capturing the flavor and essence of the fresh fruit. Unlike other forms of dehydrated peaches, our freeze-dried product retains the fruit’s summery orange-yellow hue naturally, without any added preservatives such as sulfites. The rich peach color pops and looks appealing to consumers. While the experience of biting into a fresh ripe peach is unmatched, we believe the freeze-dried flavor of our peaches is a close second. All of the original flavor qualities are preserved without any additives.