• 30 Aug
    Danish fruit juice manufacturers earn extra revenue from leftover pulp waste

    Danish fruit juice manufacturers earn extra revenue from leftover pulp waste

    Juice manufacturers in Denmark have recognised that money can be made from the pulp waste left over from the production of their fruit juices rather than just getting rid of it as an unwanted by-product. Several juice manufacturers are looking to create new ingredients from the pulp that could be used in home baking or as toppings on yoghurt or muesli and the food manufacturing industry could find a use for it in their products such as muffins, cakes or pancakes. Juice manufacturers are purchasing specialist processing equipment and are well on the way to producing and marketing the new ingredients for the first time.

    Source: Bakery and Snacks.com

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 30 Aug
    Algeria halts import of fruit juices

    Algeria halts import of fruit juices

    Due to the decline in oil and gas revenues the Algerian government finds itself in a poor financial situation and as a result the authorities have halted various imports of food stuffs. These include soups, preserves and fruit juices. The restriction of imports is being controlled by the Algerian banks who are refusing to provide credit or foreign currency for the purchase of these products.

    Source: Fresh Plaza/Agroberichten Buitenland

     

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 30 Aug
    Yuzu increasing in popularity with innovative chefs

    Yuzu increasing in popularity with innovative chefs

    Chefs looking to innovate to satisfy consumers who are continually looking to try something different are discovering Yuzu as one answer.

    Previously Yuzu had limited availability outside of its native country Japan, but this is all changing now with supplies becoming more plentiful in the UK and chefs becoming more aware of the fruit’s potential in ice creams and juices.

    “We have a long list of yuzu fans who have asked to be advised as soon as fresh yuzu becomes available,” says Jon Old, general manager of The Wasabi Company, which supplies the fresh fruit, juice, purée and yuzu trees themselves. “Interest and sales are increasing every year,” Old adds. “Fresh yuzu juice is available all year round and this is gaining in popularity with sales increasing 200% year-on-year.

    Yuzu is known as ‘The King of Citrus’, notes Old. “The juice combines grapefruit and mandarin flavours with unrivalled zest,” he claims. “The skin of the fresh fruit carries a powerful hit of citrus with a striking, floral aroma.”

    Source: Produce Business UK

     

    By Caroline Whibley News
  • 02 Aug
    High demand for Australian oranges from China forces local juice companies to import stocks

    High demand for Australian oranges from China forces local juice companies to import stocks

    AUSTRALIA   With China being one of Australia’s biggest export markets for oranges, Australian juice companies are being forced to use imported oranges in their products due to a shortage caused by a huge demand this summer from the Chinese.

    The Daily Juice Company, one of Australia’s leading orange juice producers said that the shortage should only last for a few more weeks. “There is currently a national shortage of oranges for juicing in Australia and as a result we have moved to using 100 per cent imported juice to ensure we can continue to manufacture Daily Juice and have it available for consumers on the shelves,” said a spokeswoman for Lion, which owns the Daily Juice Company. “This includes a majority of imported orange juice from Spain, which is known for its high quality juicing oranges,” she said. “We expect to use large volumes of imported orange juice until around mid-August. This is a short-term solution until the new local navel season is available.”

    Source: news.com.au

     

    By Caroline Whibley News