Milne MicroDried is the Best Choice for Dried Pineapples and Other Fruits - Here's Why
Fruit, particularly dried pineapples, are filled with healthy dietary fiber, antioxidants and enzymes. These are essential to a balanced diet and also a great additive to a whole host of food products. Milne MicroDried is a preferred supplier of powdered, sliced, and dried pineapple for a number of large food manufacturers. If you are a food company looking for a reliable provider of dried pineapples and other fruits, here is why you should choose Milne MicroDried.
Advantages of Choosing Milne MicroDried
- Better Ease of Use
Pineapples and fruits, in their natural state are fragile, hard to transport, and get spoiled fast. Our proprietary processes deal with such concerns, making it much easier for you to incorporate nutritious, delicious dried pineapple and other fruits into your food products.
The term “ease of use” might mean something different to different food companies, but for Milne MicroDried, it means making ingredients that can be incorporated into any kind of processing, packaging and shipping procedures at your facility, while at the same time preserving the most appealing aspects of the fruit. Dried fruit needs to be rich in natural colors, maintain naturally bold and delicious flavors, and possess the desired consistency and texture.
Our dried pineapples and fruits are easy to handle and long lasting. They are processed specifically to make it easier for them to be blended, mixed, packaged and shipped. The key is to decrease level of moisture in the pineapples without ruining the structural integrity. This is a procedure we have perfected, which makes all our products durable and easy to use for any food manufacturer.
- Ease of Transport
Many fruits tend to retain water and pineapples are especially high in moisture, making them heavy and costly to transport. Lowering the water weight of pineapples dramatically lowers transportation costs. Normally, the drying process removes around 75-80% of the water content from pineapples, getting rid of much of the weight while preserving most of the nutritional value and delicious flavor of the fruit.
You just end up with more solids and lower water content per pound. Given that you want the pineapple’s flavor and nutritional benefits and easier handling and cheaper shipping costs, dried pineapple and fruit is the best choice.
- Clean Labeling
Products made by Milne MicroDried are free from artificial coloring, flavoring, additives, fillers and preservatives. There is just one ingredient to include on your statement and it can be traced to the farm and lot it was picked. As a result, your products can be labeled cleanly with a single ingredient.
- Prolonged Shelf-life
Some food manufacturers worry that without added preservatives, dried pineapples will spoil. After all, fresh pineapples lose their flavor and spoil much faster than most other ingredients. Advancements in drying technology have made it possible to prolong the shelf-life of pineapples and other fruits without stripping them of their nutrients.
However, several methods of preservation still include the use of preservatives and additives like sugar that decrease the nutritional content of the product. Even with the convenience of an extended shelf-life, this is a huge compromise to make. At Milne MicroDried, our proprietary drying processes create a two-year shelf-life without any additives or preservatives.
- Quality You Can Trust
We have built a strong reputation in the food industry for quality fruit & vegetable ingredients and on-time delivery. It’s a steady reputation created one satisfied client at a time, from up and coming entrepreneurial enterprises to some of the biggest and most recognized brands in the food industry.
At Milne MicroDried we offer IQF frozen berries and a whole host of dried vegetable and fruit as ingredients in powder form, fragments, full pieces and much. We provide more than thirty different varieties such as:
- Dried Aronia Berries
- Dried Blueberries
- Dried Cranberries
- Dried Cauliflower
- Dried Raspberries
- Dried Strawberries
- Dried Golden Berries
- Dried Peas
- Dried Sweet Potatoes
Dried pineapple is offered in crunchy/low moisture and chewy/high moisture form and a wide range of piece sizes to allow you to get the right texture and consistency you need for your specific application.
Milne MicroDried has been used in a large variety of products including, but certainly not limited to:
- Frozen Yogurt
- Protein Bars
- Energy Bars
- Trail Mixes
- Drink Mixes
- Ice Creams
- Granola Bars
- Popcorn Mixes
- Milne MicroDried Preserves the Nutritional Benefits of Dried Pineapples
The products we offer are often referred to as super fruits and super foods. We ensure that the natural health benefits of the pineapples and other fruits are preserved without adding artificial coloring or preservatives. Every dried pineapple is naturally free of gluten, low in fat, high in fiber, low in sodium, and free of allergens. We process GMO-free fruit and have a Non-GMO certification.
Every delicious, dried pineapple is a nutritional powerhouse. The following are some of the more noteworthy nutritional facts about dried pineapples:
- Rich in vitamin A and vitamin K.
- Contain small traces of vitamin E and vitamin B-6.
- Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and folate.
- Have small traces of sodium, iron, zinc and thiamin.
- Contains trace amounts of riboflavin and niacin.
Compare Pineapple Drying Processes – Why MicroDried is Superior
One of the oldest food preservation techniques ever used by humans is dehydration. It works for pineapples just as it does for other foods like vegetables, meat and milk. However, sun-dehydrating leads to the alteration of the flavor and texture of the pineapple. This normally reduced mouth appeal and other processors try to compensate by incorporating adding sugar or syrup.
Our drying approach at Milne MicroDried is notably different. The method we use allows for customization of the dried pineapple’s final texture, structure and moisture content. MicroDried technology helps to retain much of the fruit’s natural taste thus eliminating the need for using artificial sweeteners. This technology meets the expectation of the consumer and has earned these industry certifications: Kosher, Organic, USDA, AIB and BRC.
Normally, infused drying methods soak fruit in fruity baths, but MicroDried drying process is much better as it does not involve addition of sweeteners, coloring or preservatives. This process is unique as it dries the pineapple significantly without changing its shape, size, look or color. MicroDried whole fruit pieces are more appealing to the eye, and have less sugar than those processed via infused drying.
Air drying processes are not as uniform as MicroDried processes, which makes sure that pineapples are dried to a desired texture. MicroDried technology is more suited for drying pineapples in whole pieces and producing coarse powders, wedges, cubes, slices and fragments. This versatility makes it a more attractive method of drying for a variety of applications.
MicroDried Drying Process
The proprietary drying technology we use at Milne MicroDried preserves most of the nutrients with no additives and produces preservative-free dried pineapples ingredients. The process preserves most of the other characteristics including taste, natural color and texture.
MicroDried technology creates wholesome fruit ingredients with no sugars, coloring agents and preservatives. The fruit also has a natural sweetness to it and special texture that greatly enhances its mouth appeal. A majority of other dried fruits suffer from a loss of flavor and natural color because of the changes that occur during the process of drying.
Milne MicroDried’s innovative drying technique dries pineapples in a vacuum using microwave heat. As moisture escapes from the fruit or vegetable, the vacuum keeps the product from caving in under air pressure. As a result, the final produce is larger, has better color, and is tastier.
Our drying technology is very versatile; hence the texture, shape, size and moisture activity can be easily customized to make different ingredients for a variety of applications without changing the flavor or taste. Poor drying methods usually lead to the loss of important nutrients, destruction of natural flavor profile, and unattractive coloring. MicroDried’s drying method preserves all the best properties of the fruit.
Final Word – The Superior Dried Pineapple Supplier
Our proprietary MicroDried food preservation methods create tastier, plumper, and is more nutritious than many other dried fruit and vegetable ingredients. Undoubtedly, innovative drying technologies reduce nutrient loss during the process of drying.
Improved mouth appeal, durability, ease of use, texture, portability, shelf life, and general nutritional value is what sets MicroDried’s proprietary drying process apart from other techniques. With the ability to retain dried pineapple’s natural flavor and color, we’ve been able to eliminate the need for sugar and artificial colors, leaving all our products completely free of chemical additives. This allows you, as a food company, to have a clean label ingredient in all the products you offer.
As a single source food processor, MicroDried is a leader in the organic ingredients industry and continues to expand its product line. Our proprietary technology is patented and it helps to preserve all the natural vitamins and minerals of fruits and vegetables while still preserving the color and structure of every piece.
In just a few years, we have been able to emerge as a new preferred organic ingredient supplier and our dried products are used in more than fifty consumer and animal products manufactured by many of the biggest food companies and best-known brands in the world. If you want a free sample of our dried pineapples and other special offerings, or simply want to know more about Milne MicroDried, please call us at 208-461-5100. We also welcome you to browse through our website to view more of our wholesome products.
Citation for health facts: https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/dehydrated-pineapple-nutrition-2060.html