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Research and Development Blog

From idea to fruition
5/1/2018 By Kyle Jerome Michael
When approaching healthy snack development, I keep three things in mind: flavor, nutrition, and originality. Without all three of these the chance of getting a project out of the prototype stage is slim. For this concept, we wanted to encourage kids to eat a healthy snack using a fun and innovative delivery system.
Fruit as a fat replacement
1/1/2018 By Debbie Flores and Kjersten Braaten
A simple way to reduce fat content and add nutrients in baking applications is with fruit. Applesauce is commonly known to be an excellent fat replacer, however, many other fruit purees can function as a fat substitute as well. Read more...
Stabilizing Formulated Fruit Preps
7/11/2017 By Cindy Conroy Sr. Product Developer
Creating stabilized fruit preps for our customers is a bit like solving a puzzle. Understanding how fruit interacts with other ingredients to create a unique final product is a skill tree Top excels at. There are several factors that influence getting a stabilized fruit mix to hold up under commercial conditions
Clean Label
5/25/2017 By Kevin Holland
Clean label means different things to different people. Clean label can mean non-GMO, natural, short ingredient statements, familiar ingredients, no chemical names, ethical sourcing, and many other things. I look for ingredients I can find in my kitchen and the ingredient deck shouldn’t look like a paragraph. I think if you follow those two guidelines, then you will fulfill most people’s definition of clean label.
Meet the Team
4/13/2017 By Doug Webster
To kick off our blog, I wanted to start by introducing our Research and Development team. Our research team is composed of 5 individuals focused on processing, packaging and sensory research.