Mocktails have taken the cocktail industry by storm as the quintessential accessory of a social night out without the health detriment or hangover of traditional alcoholic beverages. Regardless of why a person might want to avoid alcohol, mocktails (or non-alcoholic cocktails) are a trend that is here to stay. In a podcast by “The Marketplace […]
Spring Fruits and Delicious Ways to Use Them
Spring months bring fresh, new seasonal fruits to the table. Spring is the season for strawberries, avocados, lemons, limes, pineapples, rhubarb, kiwis, honeydew melons, and more. We love them all, but we will focus on three of our favorites: apricots, mangoes, and cherries! Read below for all the juicy details on each fruit and application […]
Apricots: Everything You Need to Know
Apricots may seem like the road trip food of choice when you peruse through the isles of dried fruits in the gas station and convenience stores, but their possibilities can range throughout the culinary and beverage world. While other stone fruits have a more pungent floral and sweeter flavor, apricots stand out as both tart […]
Fruit Essences and Why You Need Them!
Imagine putting a pot of freshly pressed apple juice on the stove. As the fire heats the juice, it fills the room with a fresh, crisp apple aroma. That scent is the essence flashing off the juice! With the magic of food science, that aroma can be collected, bottled, and used to deepen and round […]
Grape-ful for this Ultimate Grape Guide!
Grapes are as versatile as they are universal. Aside from Antarctica, they are grown in every continent worldwide and have been used in countless ways since the dawn of their cultivation 8000 years ago. Today, you can still find grapes in the finest wineries and in children’s lunch boxes. Their range of flavor, health benefits, […]
WOJC, WONF, WOOF- Oh My!
The Juice Blend Category That is Best for You
Producers in the food and drink industry are faced with many important decisions when crafting a new product. Achieving the desired flavor, appearance, and nutritional breakdown within food safety guidelines, budgetary constraints, and time limits requires plenty of research and support. Northwest Naturals is here to help make this process easy for you. One way […]
Pineapple Profile, Pairings, Products, & Potential!
Pineapple is one of those unique fruits that not only has a distinctive flavor profile but it also comes with a distinct narrative. It evokes feelings of relaxation, of lounging on a beach with a piña colada in hand, when in reality, it is wintertime, and you’re at a crowded work event sipping on a […]
Health and Nutrition in Juice Concentrates
As we approach the new year, many of us are reinvigorated to take charge of our health and wellness. People buy gym memberships, change their diets, or find new opportunities to work their mind. The new year brings a fresh start, and at Northwest Naturals, we believe it begins with knowing and being intentional of […]
All the Juicy Details About Berry Juice Blends
Berries might be more associated with summer, but their versatility with herbs and spices, pleasant tartness, and complex flavor profiles will bring a deliciously unexpected brightness, warmth, and dynamism to your products. Berry blends are the fall and winter secret ingredients guaranteed to surprise and impress your clientele no matter your industry. Let us dive […]