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Ingredients

Dried Apples - Regular Moisture Specialty Spice Rubbed Apples

Delicious and crunchy apple fruit is notable for its impressive list of phytonutrients and antioxidants, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, beta Carotene, B-complex vitamins and vitamin B6.
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Great taste, excellent texture, and amazing versatility.  Tree Top’s regular moisture specialty spice rubbed apples taste great and have excellent texture, making them an amazingly versatile food ingredient. Tree Top’s custom flavored fruit ingredients bring inexpensive alternatives to costly fruits. 

Benefits of Regular Moisture Dried Specialty Apples:

  • Real fruit inclusion
  • Excellent flavor profiles for ready-to-eat formulations
  • Low-cost transportation and storage
  • Easy handling and reduced transportation, storage and labor costs
  • Low-cost alternative to fresh or frozen apples
  • Shelf stable product moisture range for product is 14% to 18% H2O, sulfited is 22% to 26% H2O
  • Water activity 0.43 to 0.85 depending on application needs
  • Shelf stable

Applications:

  • Dessert toppings
  • Ready-to-eat snacks
  • Ready-to-eat cereals
  • Specialty sausages
  • Stuffings
  • Fresh salads

Fruit Serving:

1 serving = ¼ cup diced @ 24% moisture = 17.5 g

Per USDA guidelines, 1 fruit serving = ½ cup

Let us work with you to create a product to take advantage of the latest fruit consumption recommendations. Incorporating a full serving of fruit into your product creates a marketable advantage.

Moisture:

No Preservatives: 16% - 18% maximum, Water Activity: 0.55 – 0.65

Contains Sulfites: 22% - 26% maximum, Water Activity: 0.65 – 0.75

Intermediate Moisture: 8% - 16% range, Water Activity: 0.45 – 0.60

Packaging:

  • Available in 40 and 50 pound cases
  • Packaged in a 1.5 mil high density poly bag inside a corrugated box

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. 

For more information, download our Treatment Options pdf here.

Our regular moisture dried apples are available with the following treatments:

No Treatment:

No preservative, no special process

Moisture: 16%-18% maximum

Water Activity: .55 - .65

Storage recommendations: 45º F or less

This product relies on a lower moisture level to prevent spoilage, and requires no additional declarations.

Sulfited:

Sodium Sulfite: 500-1,500 ppm maximum (European markets 600 ppm max.)

Moisture: 22%-26% maximum

Water Activity: .65 - .75

Storage recommendations: 45º F or less

Sodium sulfite is very effective at inhibiting both enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning, and has been used for centuries in its gas form (sodium dioxide) for this purpose.

Alternative:

Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Salts

Moisture: 22%-26% maximum

Water Activity: .65 - .75

Storage recommendations: 32º F or less

Alternative serves as both an antioxidant and an acidulant. In inhibiting oxidation, it does not destroy the enzymes, but rather is preferentially oxidized in place of other substrates, since browning occurs after rehydration.

Reconstitution:

Although end usage, process, size and style of cut will ultimately dictate the correct rehydration ratio, dried apples generally require three to five parts water (by weight) to one part apple, to fully reconstitute. Apples return to fresh cut dimensions when reconstituted. Additional information about reconstitution for bakery production applications is available here.

Shelf Life & Storage Recommendations:

Storage Temperature Ambient <70ºF Refrigerated <45ºF Frozen <0ºF
No Treatment 1 Year 18 Months Not Necessary
With Sulfites (preserves color) 18 Months 2 Years Not Necessary

Nutritional Information:

Specialty Spice Rubbed Product (Per 100 grams)

Nutrient Amount
Calories 298
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrates 72.4 g
Dietary Fiber
9.0 g
Sugar-Total 57.9 g
Total Fat
0.3 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g
Saturated Fat
0.00 g
Cholesterol 0.00 mg
Vitamin A
<70 IU
Vitamin C
<0.50 mg
Calcium 29.1 mg
Iron
0.5 mg
Sodium 555.4 mg

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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