Because our team works closely with our long-term business partners from around the world, we can procure and deliver a wide range of ingredients direct from the growers and processors.
We can offer our customers a range of specialist services, including:
· Competitive, sensible and strategic options
· Extra eyes and ears for your Sales and Purchasing departments
· Just in time deliveries
· Logistical support
· Market development and penetration
· New product development
· New supplier development
· Technical support
As a member of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, we have access to a secure web-based platform for storing and sharing information on four key pillars: health and safety, labour standards, business integrity and the environment. We are committed to managing and improving ethical standards within our supply chain.
Fruit concentrate supplier of unusual fruits
JC Dudley is the place to go to source your more unusual, rare and innovative new fruit concentrate developments. Don't forget though that fashions and trends tend to come and go in the food and drink industry just as it does in other marketplaces.
This is why we like to offer a comprehensive range of fruit concentrates and be ready to supply you with what you need as tastes and trends change. In our long years of service, we have also seen many revivals and rediscoveries of older, long-forgotten fruits that become rebranded as the new 'superfood', such as the humble Lingonberry, for example.
What are lingonberries?
Lingonberries are most often used in jams, syrups and preserves. These small, deep ruby red berries are quite tart to the taste and are a popular condiment in Scandinavia. They have been intrinsic to the Nordic diet for thousands of years and are often foraged for in the wild.
To draw a comparison, most people say that lingonberries taste a lot like cranberries and are often used in the same way. Both lingonberries and cranberries come from the same family of plants.
According to history, ancient mariners and seafarers carried with them various lingonberry concoctions on long journeys because they are a rich source of vitamin C and could ward off scurvy. As well as vitamin C, lingonberries are also a good source of vitamin A, manganese, and magnesium.
Sourcing lingonberries with JC Dudley
If you are thinking of creating a food or drink product that uses lingonberry fruit concentrate as an ingredient, it is worth partnering with JC Dudley and working with us to help maintain your supply.
Lingonberries are mostly wild harvested and not cultivated for mass consumption like a typical commercial fruit crop such as apples or pears etc. Compared with other more common fruit, lingonberries are not cheap, but their unique qualities make the effort of including them in your recipe worth it.
If you are still in the process of creating a new and unique fruit drink or condiment using lingonberries as an ingredient, then it is helpful to know that lingonberry sauce is traditionally served with savoury Norwegian pancakes, fried herring, meatballs and potato pancakes.
A sweetened lingonberry jam is served at Christmas time with rice pudding, so although the fruit is tart by nature, combining it with sweet fruits to make a unique flavour jam or sauce to serve with hot puddings could be a great idea!
Why not take a look at our comprehensive range of different fruit concentrates to come up with your own exceptional flavour combination. It would also be worth talking to our team at JC Dudley to discuss your new product idea to see how we can help you develop your own signature brand.