For use in bakery and confectionery products, dairy beverages and desserts
Taura offers real fruit pieces for use in confectionery and bakery products
Taura Natural Ingredients has added Mini’s to its portfolio, targeting the Asia-Pacific market, which are very small fruit pieces that food manufacturers can add to bakery and confectionery products such as ultra-thin biscuits and premium thin chocolate tablets.
Mini’s are also expected to be popular as toppings on doughnuts and muffins and for including in fruit & nut mixes. They are suitable as a fresh addition to frozen dairy beverages and desserts, and as a fruity twist in popcorn products. Their high fruit content means they are bursting with flavour, aroma, colour and have a soft, chewy texture.
The small size and consistency of the Mini’s pieces means that they travel easily through production equipment such as depositor nozzles and rollers, offering exceptional distribution.
Produced using Taura Natural Ingredients’ Ultra Rapid Concentration (URC) process, Mini’s contain high fruit content with no artificial colours or preservatives, which means they are suitable for clean label products. They are free-flowing and bake stable, so they won’t burn, bleed or discolour during baking, and they have a water activity of 0.41–0.45 to suit both dry and moist applications.
Peter Tinholt, General Manager Asia-Pacific at Taura Natural Ingredients, said: 'The market is crying out for very small real fruit pieces that offer an alternative to ingredients that contain high levels of added sugar and other additives, such as sprinkle-style products. Our expertise in the fruit ingredients market has enabled us to create the perfect solution in the form of Mini’s. Each piece offers a tiny explosion of flavour, aroma, colour and texture in a wide range of products. Mini’s enable our customers to use real fruit ingredients in places where they have never been before.'