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 canned cocktail labeled “Island Breeze.” Regardless, the first sip of that bright, sweet, and tart flavor will evoke feelings of comfort, tranquility, and satisfaction.
Bring that island getaway narrative to your customers, whether you are in the beverage or food industry, and infuse your products with Norwest Natural’s pineapple juice! Ready? Read more below!
Northwest Naturals Products Available:
Northwest Naturals offers many pineapple products from syrup to blends. It is a popular flavor with plenty of possibilities we love working with! Pineapple is perfect for beverages and culinary uses as the primary flavor and functions beautifully as a featured flavor in blends. Contact us to see which will work best for your application.
Our complete pineapple product list includes:
- Pineapple Syrup
- Pineapple JC (Juice Concentrate)
- Clarified Pineapple JC
- Clarified Pineapple JC – Essence Returned
- Pineapple Essence
- Pineapple Blends
- Pineapple Concentrate Blends (Juice blends with sugar and Natural Flavor)
- Pineapple Juice Concentrate WONF blends (Juice blends with Natural Flavor. No added sugar.)
- Blueberry Pineapple Concentrate Blend (200606)
- Pineapple Orange Concentrate Blend (204509)
- Pineapple Passion Fruit JC WONF (223812)
- Pineapple Mango JC WONF (223813)
- Pineapple JC WONF – Coconut Type (223814)
- Organic Pineapple JC
- Organic Clarified Pineapple JC
Pineapple’s peak season is March through July, though we can source them from many countries across both hemispheres, making conventional pineapple available year-round.
Organic pineapple is more challenging to source. It is not nearly as widely grown, causing supply issues. If organic pineapple is necessary, we kindly ask for accurate volume usage projections and flexibility on order lead times so we can ensure you receive your desired product by your deadline.
Pineapples are tart, sweet, vibrant, and bright with flavor notes of citrus and apple. It is the go-to flavor for tropical-themed cocktails or an accent on a holiday ham and epitomizes sandy beaches and island getaways.
Despite pineapple’s distinctive tartness and uniquely bright, tropical aura, they are versatile in countless savory and sweet applications. We do not recommend pineapple for dairy applications due to acid and the enzyme, bromelain, which denatures proteins and can cause bitter flavors mixed into dairy. Aside from that detail, the possibilities are limitless! See below for recommended pairings.
Fruits: Apricot, Bananas, Coconut, Citrus (Grapefruit, Lime, Orange, Tangerine), Kiwi, Mango, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tamarind
Vegetables: Chili Peppers, Onion, Shallots, Sweet Potato, Fennel, Watercress
Spices/herbs: Ginger, Allspice, Clove, Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Black Pepper, Saffron, Star Anise, Szechuan Peppercorn, Basil, Cilantro, Lemongrass, Mint, Rosemary
Nuts/seeds: Macadamia Nuts, Walnuts, Pistachios, Cashews
Alcohol & Spirits: Rum, Brandy, Cognac, Citrus Liqueurs, Kirsch
Savory: Ham, Chicken, Salmon, Shrimp
Other: Honey, Maple Syrup, Brown Sugar, Butter, Caramel, Chocolate, Vanilla, Rice and Fried Rice, Curries, Cheese (Blue Cheese is an unexpectedly good pairing!)
Applications for Pineapples
Beverages, desserts, pastries, fruit spreads, jams, and savory applications and meats (especially pork and ham) are culinary canvases apt for pineapple flavors!
Give a tropical spin to classic cocktails, and try a pineapple margarita, pineapple martini, frozen pineapple daiquiri, pineapple screwdriver, pineapple moscow mule, and more! Flavor ciders, kombuchas, brews, and other beverages with this bright, sweetly tart fruit.
And of course, there is the classic pineapple upside-down cake and bread pudding, but we dare you to get creative with pineapple-carrot cake, pineapple-coconut popsicles, or a piña colada pie, instead!
For more savory inspiration, infuse pineapple into sweet and sour meatballs, salmon glaze, salsa, burgers, curry, and salad dressings. Whether you make jerk chicken with pineapple coconut rice, Hawaiian BBQ chicken pizza, seared scalloped tacos, or a simple ham and pineapple sandwich, this fruit will bring a welcome brightness and pop to heartier, savory meals.
For additional application ideas for pineapple applications and more, visit our website or contact us to discuss the endless possibilities.
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