August’s Fruit of the Month is pear! The variety of pears allows for flavors and textures ranging from sweet and buttery to tangy and mildly spiced. Its texture can be smooth and silky or crisp and crunchy. From wine to cobblers, pear’s layered complexity can add a refreshing, velvety, sophisticated twist to your everyday applications.
Let’s dive into its dynamic flavor profile, pairing recommendations, and available products to help you best utilize this rich, delicious fruit for your next application!
Northwest Naturals Products Available
There are two ways NWN utilizes Pear JC in juice concentrate blends. It can be the main flavor component in a juice blend or used as a cost-effective base for other fruits that may be more expensive. For example, since raspberry is currently very expensive, we could make a blend of Pear JC, Raspberry JC, and Natural Flavor for a complete raspberry profile at a fraction of the cost of straight Raspberry JC. Let us know if this is the desired route for your project.
If you desire pear to be the primary flavor, we offer a standardized product for a consistent flavor and aroma. Our Pear JC is sweet with just a touch of tartness and has subtle flavor notes of apple and melon. It is also ready to ship, along with our other pear products and blends. If you seek a juice blend not yet listed, we are ready to help you create it! Visit our blog post on creating custom blends for more details. Contact us to find out which option works best for your applications.
- Pear Syrup (A sugar syrup derived from pear that is used for sweetness more than flavor. Can be labeled as “pear syrup” or “fruit syrup.”)
- Pear Puree Concentrate
- Pear Puree Single Strength
- Pear JC (Juice Concentrate)
- Pear JC WONF blends (Juice Concentrate with other Natural Flavor)
- Pear JC WONF – Asian Pear Type
- Pear Concentrate Blend – Raspberry Scone Type
- Apple Pear JC Blend
- Organic Pear JC
Typical harvesting time is August through October; however, we can source pears year-round. Currently, there are no sourcing issues, making it a reliable crop.
With more than 3000 types of pears worldwide, the variety of flavors, textures, and uses are promising for those seeking a variety. It ranges from tangy to sweet to spicy, with textures from crisp to buttery.
Pear’s versatility makes it a unique and memorable blend with other flavors. We recommend pairing it with fruits like apple, citrus, raspberry, banana, and blackberry. For spices and herbs, we recommend anise, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, rosemary, and vanilla. Use pears in spirits like wine, brandy, kirsch, rum, and whiskey. You can also find pairing opportunities with caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, pecan, walnut, goat cheese, blue cheese, and pork.
Apply these to your foods and beverage applications to create a unique and memorable flavor experience!
Applications for Pears
Pears can expand your line of products and broaden your clientele. Whether you use pears alone or blended with another flavor, they can create crowd-pleasing juices, cocktails, and wine.
Desserts are an easy way to utilize their natural buttery sweetness. Elevate sweets like jams, muffins, scones, cheesecake, tarts, cobblers, and ice cream.
For businesses that specialize in more savory products, pears perform well in salad dressings, with cheese, and in sauces for meats like pork.
For additional application ideas for blackberries and more, visit our website.
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Ready to craft your next bestseller? Request free juice samples and order products by creating a free Northwest Naturals account. It is a quick and easy way to gain a team of specialists ready to support all your flavor needs. Get started on your blackberry crowd-pleaser, and request a free sample today!