Milne MicroDried, Preferred Supplier of Dried Raspberries and Other Fruits: Here's Why
The truth is, fruit is packed with all sorts of vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. This is especially true with each dried raspberry. Powdered/dried raspberries are exceptionally nutritional. The human body needs such natural supplements for a diet that's in healthy balance.
Additionally, dried raspberries are excellent ingredients for all kinds of recipes and health products. This is one reason food companies have begun to feature Milne MicroDried fruit in their food products.
They are said to be exceptional natural health benefits--if you want to check out an OrganicFacts.net reports that says raspberries specifically have anti-aging properties and a host of health benefits.
Milne MicroDried Fruits Have Considerable Advantages, Like Ease of Use
Getting the full health benefits from raspberries can be difficult owing to how ephemeral they are. They spoil more quickly. Additionally, for companies that must move this produce, it becomes difficult to transport fresh raspberries because they get damaged en route.
Our drying process is proprietary and designed specifically to address these and other concerns. Ultimately, through Milne, you'll find it easier to incorporate the most delicious dried raspberries into varying product applications.
Now certainly, "ease of use" is a phrase that will be understood differently by different food manufacturers. Essentially, at Milne we consider ease of use to be the creation of ingredients which can withstand varying packaging and shipping processes without losing quality.
Each dried raspberry retains its natural color with our processing. Additionally, their texture and consistency are as expected, and flavor isn't lost. Keeping flavor and most of the nutrition in transport is the Milne MicroDried way.
A Point on Durability
With ease of use, durability is also necessary. The way we process each dried raspberry naturally facilitates as much. Our goal is to make mixing, transportation, and packaging as uncomplicated as possible. What we do is strategically reduce the levels of moisture inherent to the raspberries in a way that doesn't impact the exterior membranes of the fruit.
This maintains structural integrity. We've upgraded past science to artful application of this technique. Such perfection has taken time, but the result is durable products that are easy to use in any marketplace.
One of the best ways to make transportation less difficult is to incorporate simplicity. Here's the thing about fruit: especially when it comes to berries, density is a key factor. There's a lot of water in berries. They're heavier than you might expect, and ultimately this results in increased shipping costs.
Dried raspberries, by contrast, eliminate the lion's share of water weight, and as a result markets buying Milne products can help you see exceptional reduction in shipping expenses. Generally, you can expect between 75 and 80 percent of all water content in berries to be depleted through our drying process.
Said process does not reduce flavor or nutritional value. Basically, you get more nutritional value in terms of "solids per pound" at less shipping cost owing to reduced water content. For flavor and nutrition maximization, as well as cost-effective shipping, going with dried raspberries represents the best option.
Labeling That's Clean
There are no artificial colors, no additives, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and no filler in any Milne MicroDried product. Essentially, what you see is what you get. Milne dried raspberries are a single ingredient that can be added to varying products with traceability from the field-to-delivery. Essentially, when you're using Milne products, you can trust in what you get, and you only need to add a single ingredient, “dried raspberry,” to the label under the "nutrition facts" segment.
The reason manufacturers often add preservatives is to maintain the shelf-life of their products. A fresh batch of raspberries is going to swiftly break down in terms of structural integrity and flavor. Fruit spoils over time; this is the natural order of things. Unfortunately, fruit tends to spoil quicker than other ingredients our clients use in their products.
While today's technologies can make shelf life longer through preservatives, this isn't necessarily the healthiest alternative. Sugar and other additives reduce nutritional value for shelf-life. It's a compromise that can be valuable, but oftentimes isn't. Meanwhile, Milne's proprietary drying methods facilitate a two-year shelf life naturally, with no preservatives, and no additives.
Quality That Can Be Trusted
At Milne MicroDried, we cultivate the reputation we've built. Part of that reputation is the providing fast, dependable shipping. We'll get you our dried raspberries quickly--and that includes all the other fruit and vegetable options we provide clients in the industrial food industry.
Customer by customer, we've built this reputation. We started out supplying entrepreneurial operations, and we've grown to be a key supplier of ingredients in some of the most recognizable brands in the world.
Versatility in Action
Our product lines include a whole host of vegetables and fruits available for a variety of products. Our ingredients can be used in numerous processes and applications. For example, IQF frozen berries and dried fruit and vegetables in fragments, powders, whole pieces, and more are available. Altogether, we've got more than 30 different kinds of veggies and fruits, which include:
- Dried Sweet Potatoes
- Dried Blueberries
- Dried Strawberries
- Dried Cauliflower
- Dried Pineapple
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Aronia Berries
- Dried Raspberry
- Dried Peas
- Dried Golden Berries
All of our products are available in multiple modes of dehydration, too. We've got low moisture dried pieces that are crunchy, and high moisture dried goods which are chewy. The sizes of our products are also diverse, allowing you to find both the texture and pieces size you're seeking in the ingredients you need.
Milne Microdried has been used in a wide variety of products, including (but certainly not limited to):
- Energy Bars
- Drink Mixes
- Frozen Yogurt
- Protein Bars
- Ice Creams
- Trail Mixes
- Granola Bars
- Popcorn Mixes
The Nutritional Value of Dried Raspberries Is Preserved by Milne MicroDried
A lot of the natural products we process are classified as "superfruits" or "superfoods" owing to their nutritional benefits. Essentially, we preserve this nutritional value. The natural health benefits our dried raspberries do not dramatically diminish through our dehydration process. They remain naturally low-fat, low-sodium, gluten-free, high in fiber, and free of allergens. Our fruits are additionally not of the GMO variety, and we've got a certificate if you need to verify this fact.
Every single delicious and delectable dried raspberry represents a powerhouse of nutrition. Just to give you some perspective, consider some of the natural benefits that are believed to be associated with raspberries:
- Raspberries Have what are believed by some to be Anti-Cancer Properties Owing to Polyphenolic Compounds
- Strong Antioxidants: Quercetin, Gallic Acid
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties Limiting COX-I and COX-II Enzymes
- More Beneficial Phytochemical Absorption
- Vitamin E, Omega-3 Fatty acids, And Other Benefits from Raspberry Seeds
- Anti-Aging Properties
- Weight Loss Assistance Through Ketones--Japan Even Has A Supplement Now
Drying Processes Comparison: The Reason Milne MicroDried Is Superior
There are several different ways vegetables and fruits can be dehydrated, and some are better than others. The primary methods this is done include:
- Sun-Drying / Dehydration
- Infused Drying
- Air Drying
- The Milne MicroDried Process
Sun Drying / Dehydration
This is a method of food preservation that is as old as time. It'll work for essentially any kind of food, whether it be raspberries, whole meals, and even liquids such as milk. However, flavor and texture are altered. The mouth just doesn't enjoy sun-dried products as much.
In contrast, Milne MicroDried facilitates an approach which allows for a level of customization in the final product. The shape, water activity, size, and texture can all be managed.
Accordingly, natural taste is retained, and no artificial sweeteners are used at all. These dried products generally meet consumer expectations in addition to industry standards certification. These certifications include Kosher, BRC, USDA, AIB, and Organic qualifications.
Infused techniques essentially soak fruits in a sort of bath that may include sugars, artificial colors, or preservatives. Milne doesn't use this process owing to the negative effects involved.
In contrast, there's a uniqueness to our process in that berries are dried, but shape and size aren't altered to any significant degree. The result is more pleasing to the eye, and more nutritionally viable than many other processes.
Generally, air drying processes don't feature the uniformity of Milne MicroDried process. What we do ensures the exact texture our clients demand. Accordingly, the Milne MicroDried process has greater suitability for raspberries and other fruits. In whole, in pieces, in powders, wedges, slices, cubes, or fragments, we can make the final product as attractive as possible.
The Milne MicroDried Process
Our proprietary method ultimately produces wholesome dried fruits. There aren't any additives. Preservatives are absent. Fruit or vegetable characteristics are preserved other than water content. Taste and color are all retained--and better than other drying options.
Essentially, 100% of our ingredients are free of coloring, preservatives, or sweeteners. Only the natural sweetness of the dried raspberry remains and can be enjoyed in a way that is exceptionally appealing to the mouth in terms of texture. Other dried fruits or vegetables just aren't going to appeal to the mouth. Their texture won't be the same, their color won't be as appealing, and the mouth just won't be so interested.
Essentially, what we do is process our products using microwave heat in a vacuum. When moisture is withdrawn, vacuum assures natural air pressure doesn't collapse the fruit. In the end, either in whole or in part, the final product is healthier, tastier, and better looking. What we do has a high level of versatility, making sure size, shape, texture, and water activity are something clients can customize for different applications.
In contrast, less viable techniques often end up diminishing nutrients, decaying flavor, and reducing coloration. What we do basically just pulls out as much water to the specified water content and leaves the rest.
The Conclusion: Each MicroDried Raspberry Supplied Is Superior to a Traditional Dried Raspberry
Our proprietary MicroDried preservation process creates more nutritious and healthy dried raspberries, fruits, and vegetables. Nutritional loss is minimized, and nutrients are primarily retained. Mouth appeal, texture, portability, durability, and shelf life are all considerable benefits; as is ease of use, total nutritional content, and cost of shipping. With Milne, you'll keep flavor and color without synthetic preservation or enhancing agents. We don't put any chemical additives in our dried raspberries, and you can label everything cleanly.
If you'd like to try a free sample, you're not alone! You can sample our dried raspberries and other products to see the Milne MicroDried difference for yourself; just give us a call at (208)-461-5100.