India - Freeze-dried Fruits

 

Fruit in action during the Dutch Biobeurs at Zwolle (NL), 18th of January 2018

Fruit in action during the Dutch Biobeurs at Zwolle (NL), 18th of January 2018

Our very first product in the market. Around december 2016, we introduced the tropical freeze-dried fruits from our partner Wayanad Social Service Society in Kerala. Our philosophy here is to import only the essential part of the fruit as a healthy snack, the fruit waste is recycled on the spot. We work with WSSS to introduce local varieties, fruits that are grown and known there. Together with WSSS we support the families of local farmers growing their spices, fruits and vegetables organically. We embrace them, we embrace biodiversity!

We let everybody try these fruits as a snack, or as an exotic boost to your muesli or granola in the morning. Try them also in other cereals, hot and cold, yoghurts, cakes, shakes and smoothies. 

Our kick-off selection in freeze dried fruit snacks:

Poovan banana | Alphonso mango | Mauritius pineapple | Red lady papaya | East coast tall coconut

In 2018 we add the Jackfruit, limited edition.

Mango 'Alphonso' - The King and in fact one of the most tender mango varieties in India, bright yellow-orange colour, sweet aroma. This edition we have smaller pieces. Perfect for a family snack, for adding in your yoghurt, smoothie, bakeries.

Most significant vitamins & minerals: Vitamin B6 - Vitamin C - Folic acid - Copper - Potassium.

Available in 40 gram (see shop link below)  - for bulk requests, please mail us.

Papaya 'Red lady' - Less known in Europe, but does fly over from South-America, Africa and India into Western markets. Big green tropical fruits with usually orange flesh. Selected by our partner for its red to orange colour and tastiness in freeze-dried pieces. The 2017 freeze-dried selection presents itself crispy and bright red. Perfect for an in between.

Most significant vitamins and minerals: Vitamin C - Folic acid - Copper - Calcium - Potassium - Magnesium - Phosphorus

Available in 36 gram boxes (see shop link below) - for bulk requests, please mail us.

Pineapple 'Mauritius' - A somewhat smaller and very sweet pineapple variety we find in Mauritius (really?) and in India. The slices are cut in quarters and freeze-dried. Gives the really crispy and delicate aroma we love. Fits virtually every recipe, from cereals, curries, bakeries. Try to not eat the whole pack at once!

Most significant vitamins and minerals: Potassium - Copper - Magnesium - Folic Acid

Available in 40 gram boxes (see shop link below) - for bulk requests, please mail us.

Banana 'Poovan' - In South-India this is a snack banana, small but thick fruit, so different then what we are used to in Europe. The slices are freeze-dried. Great for kids and sporters, but also very easy to use in cereals, pancakes, bakeries, fruit shakes and so much more.

Most significant vitamins and minerals: Potassium - Copper - Magnesium - Folic Acid

Available in 60 gram boxes (see shop link below) - for bulk requests, please mail us

Coconut 'East coast tall' - Mostly found in Tamil Nadu and in Kerala, a variety of coco that is used for its flesh and milk rather then for water. Our cooperative friends chop the flesh in dices and freeze-dry them. Outstanding result in bite and oily taste, no doubt about that. Great handful as an in between snack and perfect in blends, curries. 

Most significant vitamins and minerals: Potassium - Copper - Magnesium - Iron - Phosphorus.

Available in 40 gram boxes (see shop link below) - for bulk requests, please mail us

 

 

Our partner Wayanad is delivering the freeze-dried fruits, Adya puts the pouches in boxes that reflect India and the fruits themselves. Each box explains on the back and on the small flyer in it how much fresh fruit is represented in the box. It also holds information on the (advantages of) freeze-drying, the collaboration with Wayanad SSS, the ecological and social impact that is created, plus a few recipes to try out. We do not own all the secrets of the freeze-dried fruits, so please feel free to create something with the fruits. Follow and share with us on Facebook and Instagram!

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