This spring we saw increased requests for herbal and botanical flavors. As the pandemic lockdown has continued consumers are looking for convenience paired with immunity boosting ingredients. Benefits of using some of these flavors in a juice concentrate blend is that they pair nicely as a secondary note to the fruit.
The beverage industry has seen the steady rise in non-alcoholic options as some consumers look to cut back on their overall intake of alcoholic beverages. More than 50% of consumers surveyed from International Wine and Spirit’s Record stated that they wanted to cut back on alcoholic beverages. Consumers are looking for non-alcoholic beverages that continue to provide a sense of theater without the hangover.
This last presentation cycle R and D concentrated on trends in the industry that target Health and Wellness. The industry is a rapidly growing 4 trillion-dollar business. Some of the topics covered included, Juneberry Blend made into a meat and fruit bar, Orange Grapefruit Turmeric Blend used in a wellness gummies and Lemon Maple Blend to mimic the ingredients in the Master Cleanse.
The health benefits of this little super berry are vast, including anti-inflammatory, immune support, cardiovascular, antioxidant protection, digestive tract, and anti-cancer benefits to name a few. The cranberry outranks all other major fruits and vegetables in its antioxidant levels...
Summer time in Washington not only means warm days and beautiful sunsets it also means Berry Season. For local growers, berries, like Strawberry, are ready to pick and harvest come June. Its not until September that the true berry season is over in Washington. Past years of early heat and late rain have, of course, changed the times when harvest is ready but in general terms when summer starts you can be sure that the farmers markets will start to have those amazing northwest berries... read more