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Ingredients

Pear Flake Powder

Pear Flake Powder
Pears pack a nutritional punch being a nutrient-dense food and an excellent source of fiber. One medium pear provides 6 grams of fiber. They also contain vitamin C, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.
Product Options
Tree Top’s Dried Pear Flake Powder is made from pear purée that is drum dried into an inexpensive and very versatile powder. Our dried pear powder can be custom designed with minimum volume requirements by simply choosing any fruit or any blend of fruits. Dried fruit purées also may be colored and flavored with natural or artificial additives to meet your specific needs.

Dried Pear Flake Powder Benefits:

  • Full fruit flavor with real fruit inclusion
  • Excellent fat replacer and moisture extender
  • Viscosity controlled by customer for maximum versatility — just add water for easy reconstitution
  • Shelf stable and long lasting in ambient temperatures
  • Easily blended into dough matrix or filling
  • Products can be labeled “made with real fruit”
  • Low-cost transportation and storage
  • Moisture below 3.5%
  • Generally, use 5-parts water by weight to 1-part powder
  • May be blended with characterizing fruit to lower ingredient costs

Dried Pear Flake Powder Applications:

  • Bakery product fillings or doughs
  • Visual points of identity for cereals
  • Fruit bar toppings
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Sauces
  • Dried salad seasonings
  • Fruit leathers
  • Fruit drinks and teas
  • Dried fruit snacks
  • Cake mixes
  • Fat substitute
  • Thickening agent

Preservatives and Treatment Options:

Dehydration itself increases shelf life by lowering the availability of water to microorganisms that cause spoilage. Other substances are used to combat enzymatic browning, which is commonly associated with cut fruit.

Low Moisture pear flake powders are available with the following treatments:

No Treatment: No preservative, no special process

Contains Sulfites (to preserve color):  Sodium Sulfite  <300 ppm maximum

Calcium Stearate may be added at 0.5% maximum to prevent caking

For more information, download our Treatment Options pdf here.

Packaging:

  • Available in 30 and 40 pound cases and 1050 pound totes
  • Packaged in a 4.0 mil high density poly bag inside a corrugated box

Reconstitution:

Although the end usage will ultimately dictate the correct ratio, fruit flake powder generally requires three to five-parts water to one-part powder, to fully reconstitute.

Shelf Life & Storage Recommendations:

Storage Temperature Ambient <70ºF Refrigerated <45ºF Frozen <0ºF
No Treatment
Not recommended
2 years Not necessary
Aseptic Purees (Berries) Not recommended
2 years
Not necessary

Nutritional Information:

Single Strength Apple Purée (Per 100 grams)
Nutrient Amount
Calories 390.6
Protein 0.43 g
Carbohydrates 93.26 g
Dietary Fiber
26.7 g
Sugar-Total 52.8 g
Total Fat
2.21 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g
Saturated Fat
0.00 g
Cholesterol 0.00 mg
Vitamin A
0.00 IU
Vitamin C
0.00 mg
Calcium 58.0 mg
Iron
1.9 mg
Sodium 71 mg
Moisture 2.74 g
Solids 97.26 g
Ash 2.37 g
Sorbitol 13.0 g
Riboflavin 0.43 mg
Potassium 902 mg

*Sulfite will give false positives for ascorbic acid.

Nutrition information calculated using Genesis Nutritional Database Software with adjustments based on processing. The information contained herein is, to the best of our knowledge, correct, but all recommendations or suggestions are made without guarantee or responsibility since the conditions of use are beyond our control. We disclaim any liability incurred in connection with the use of this data or suggestions.

Note: Actual product color may vary. Some items are custom formulated and may require minimum production runs. 

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