What is Fruit Puree?

Fruit puree is a fruit that has been crushed or blended into a smooth, thick consistency, similar to a sauce. It can be made from any type of fruit, and the sweetness, tartness, and flavor will vary depending on the fruit used.It can also be frozen and stored for later use. pen_spark

Benefits of Fruit Puree:

  • Easy to digest: Fruit puree is a great option for people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing whole fruits.
  • Nutrient-rich: Fruit puree retains most of the vitamins, minerals, and fiber of the whole fruit.
  • Versatile ingredient: Fruit puree can be used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory.
  • Natural sweetener: Fruit puree can be used as a natural sweetener in baking and cooking.

Deciding how to incorporate fruit is a key part of planning your meals. You have two options:

Homemade fruit puree: This route gives you complete control over the ingredients. You can choose the ripest fruit, and avoid any added sugars or preservatives that might be found in commercially processed purees. However, making your own puree takes time and requires some prep work.

Industrial fruit puree: Commercially prepared purees offer convenience. They're readily available in stores and come in a wide variety of flavors. While typically shelf-stable, be sure to check the label for any added ingredients or sugars.

Aseptic Fruit Puree

Aseptic fruit puree is fruit that has been crushed or blended into a thick liquid, then processed to eliminate microorganisms that can cause spoilage. This sterilization technique, called aseptic processing, typically involves heating the puree to a high temperature for a short time. The puree is then packaged in sterile containers that prevent recontamination.

Aseptic fruit puree  offers several advantages over traditional methods of fruit preservation, such as freezing or canning. Because it is minimally processed, aseptic fruit puree retains more of the fruit's natural flavor, color, and nutrients. It also has a longer shelf life than fresh fruit and does not require refrigeration until after it is opened.

Aseptic fruit puree is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications. Here are some examples:

Fruit Puree for Drinks

Aseptic fruit puree can be used to add flavor and nutrients to smoothies, juices, yogurts, and other drinks.

Baked goods

fruit puree can be used to add flavor and moisture to cakes, muffins, pies, and other baked goods.

Sauces and dips

Aseptic fruit puree can be used to make fruit sauces, jams, jellies, and dips.

baby fruit puree

Aseptic fruit puree is a convenient and healthy option for baby food.