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Clean label fruit ingredients solutions in the plant based meat space
8/12/2021 By Kjersten Braaten
Meeting consumer sensory expectations of meat with regards to appearance, texture, and flavor is crucial to the success of plant-based meat analogs. Tree Top fruit ingredients offer a clean label solution that can help improve taste, provide texture, and deliver color in plant-based meat applications...READ MORE
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Label-friendly Customizable Fruit Purées
7/27/2021 By Allyson (Ally) Swanstrom
Tree Top offers a wide range of single strength and concentrated fruit purées, but did you know we also have the capability to blend fruit purées? It’s true. Furthermore, did you know by ordering a customized blend of fruit purées you can order fewer ingredients? True again. When we produce customized purée blends, customers can order fewer ingredients, fill out less paperwork and experience potential cost savings. Really though, the most important factor is...READ MORE
Use of Apples as a Base in Formulation
2/1/2021 By Allyson (Ally) Swanstrom
Apples are an adaptable fruit that have the power to alter various food products. There are many varieties of apples and the ratio of sweetness to tartness can be utilized in many formulas. Each apple variety has a unique ratio of tartness (titratable acidity) and sweetness (brix). These attributes can be advantageous when striving for a certain flavor profile... READ MORE
Building Immunity Through Ingredient Choices
10/14/2020 By Kevin Holland
Prior to the pandemic, younger consumers expressed a pronounced interest in foods and beverages that offer synergistic benefits beyond taste and nutrition, to support vital functions such as immune support, gut health, and cognition, among others. This interest in functional foods has not waned but grown stronger given the health concerns shared by all Americans. Research indicates that fruit ingredients can play a significant role in promoting a healthy immune system...READ MORE
R&D 2020: The COVID-19 Effect
9/17/2020 By Doug Webster
Like most people, I want 2020 to just start over with a completely different reality. Unlike the 196,000 people in the U.S. who have died from Covid-19, I have been fortunate. I’m only familiar with the fear, paranoia, isolation, social separation and shortages of many of life’s staples. Seven months without a hair-cut and we are persevering. I feel guilty for not being able to help research the cure or comfort someone in need. At Tree Top, research and development activity is crazy busy. Just to illustrate what I mean...READ MORE
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