This vinaigrette combines the flavors of summer berries on fresh cut greens. Great for main course or side salads, this dressing is full of health benefits.
Used by humans for over 2000 years, blackberries are used both in medicinal and in culinary applications. Related to the raspberry, it is an aggregate fruit, composed of drupelets. Blackberries are high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K; they also contain manganese and folic acid. The seeds are rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fats, as well as proteins and fiber. Blackberries are also high in antioxidants. Their flavor makes them perfect for desserts, juices, candies, and jams. FruitSmart uses all parts of the blackberry to make various products such as juice, puree, concentrate, seeds, and seed oils.
Juice concentrates are at the core of what we do. The fruit is processed into juice, which can be filtered, or left cloudy, and concentrated through evaporation. This gives a stable product, easy to store and to transport. Juice concentrates work extremely well in beverages, hard seltzers, cocktail mixes, kombuchas, and any nutraceutical application. Our essences are collected during the evaporation process. The clear, liquid product is sold in pails or drums. Easy to store, essences intensify flavor and offer a clean label solution to formulators.
The fruit and vegetables for our juices are all locally sourced, and only the best raw materials are used. Available both cloudy and clarified (filtered), pasteurized or unpasteurized, our juices maintain the characteristic flavor profile of the given fruit or vegetables. Not from Concentrate (NFC) juices with their clean label and minimum process, are ideal for a variety of applications, including hard ciders, brews, wine, spirits, and natural and premium juices and beverages.
Our fruit purees are made using selected fruit. The minimal process of pureeing, pasteurizing, and freezing gives a final product that retains the natural characteristics of flavor, color, and the health benefits of the given fruit. The only ingredient in our puree is the fruit itself, no additives, no colorants, no flavors; 100% fruit, suitable for any clean label requirements. The purees are ideal for use in jams, toppings, baby food, smoothies, hard ciders, baking, and high quality petfood treats.
Seeds, seed oils, and seed powders are all upcycled products that we offer. The chemical, solvent and deodorizer free process, where no additional heat is added, provides a natural and clean label product that works extremely well in nutraceuticals applications, beauty and personal care, baked goods, snacks, and beverages.