Harissa, a classic North African condiment rife with chili flavor, garlic and varied aromatics combined with FruitSmart peach puree and apricot juice concentrate makes a tasty go-to sauce on barbecue, stews or bread.
Washington’s temperate climate makes it an ideal area to grow peaches. It produces 12,000 to 14,000 tons of peaches annually. Polls have shown that Washington’s peaches have superior flavor to other states’ peaches. Most of the peaches are grown within two hours of FruitSmart’s production facility. Hundreds of varieties are grown here, from longstanding and well-known varieties such as O’Henry’s and Elberta’s, to the newer Donut’s and Elegant Lady’s. Peaches are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and minerals. Studies have shown they may boost the immune system, reduce blood sugar levels, and improve heart-health.
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 vegetable. 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.