It’s the time of year for long dark nights full of wet, icy and freezing conditions and you are best off staying inside, somewhere warm, or even better, jetting off to a far flung sunny climate with a good beach and a pina colada!
What you will not see much of, is any fresh fruit or vegetable. Sure, there are some hardy plants which can brave and survive the UK climate, but they are few and far between and do not offer the varied flavour, colour and nutrients we have come to expect from our many and varied diet, and it takes a dedicated soul to work that iron-like soil to reap whatever harvest you may be able to in winter weather such as ours.
Since the advent of cheaper and more frequent international travel, the ‘package tour’ and jetting off for some ‘winter sun’ has become ubiquitous and a welcome relief for many who can get away from the perpetual gloom for some well needed Vitamin D. The world is a smaller place and exotic and vibrant locations around the world which we love to visit are accompanied by exotic and delicious fruit and vegetables. Along with the growth of a desire to see and taste the world, we come to expect that we will be able to eat and drink these delicious and different foodstuffs. In this the Fruit ingredient suppliers of the world have not remained idle, you can now get hold of fruit and vegetables from around the world at any time of the year to liven up any cold winter night.
Here at JC Dudley, we have taken on the arduous task of travelling the world to source the freshest and tastiest of produce for our customers. Since 1983 we have fostered relations with small family-run suppliers from Honduras to China to ensure you receive great produce, ethically grown in as sustainable and environmentally friendly manner as possible. For this reason, we are a proud affiliate of SEDEX and work hard to audit our suppliers regularly to ensure they conform to the highest of standards. Our standards.
It must taste good AND be good for us
Of course, the world has become a much smaller place, but as a consumer we want the best of both worlds. We want delicious flavoursome food on our plates whenever we want, even though it might have to travel many thousands of miles to get there. This, on top of the fact that we all want this puts a large strain on the world of fruit ingredient suppliers. We want great taste, healthy foods as cheap as we can. No problem!
Since 1983 we have been striving for exactly this mix, so that we can provide the very best. We have adopted the very best methods to ensure that those Mangoes grown in Mexico taste and deliver the exact same nutritional hit as if they had just been plucked from the tree. Methods such as IQF (individual quick freezing), Aseptic packaging techniques and a vast array of preparation methods have ensured that we can provide cost effective yet innovative products for you to use.
In this rapidly changing climate we offer the following methods of preparation for a dizzying array of fruit and vegetables.
· Freeze concentrate
· Pulp concentrate
· Puree concentrate
· Natural colours
· Fruit powders
· IQF Fruit/Veg
Some of these are also available in spray controlled or organic form to ensure you can guarantee the most sustainable products for your customers.
With our wealth of experience, we are always looking outside the box, and would welcome your conversation if you were looking to provide or create something entirely new with any of our products. We are always looking to satisfy and innovate and can utilise our decades of experience to do so. Get in touch with us here.