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Bolasco 'expands portfolio of functional fruit solutions'

20 December 2011

Bolasco functional fruit solutions has welcomed two new brands to its portfolio of quality ingredient solutions this year, Sun-Maid soft raisins and Cherry Central’s portfolio of fruit ingredients

bolasco provides functional fruit ingredients and development support for manufacturers of added value products, including dried fruit, purees and powders for diverse applications.

At its inception in 2009, bolasco represented four key principals. Now, the company represents eight. Each product in the bolasco portfolio confers rich nutritional value and offers excellent functionality. Sun-Maid raisins are extremely process tolerant, suited for bakery and dairy applications. Cherry Central provides cherries, blueberries, pomegranate kernels and blackcurrants, known for their functional and nutritional benefits, such as high antioxidant levels.

These fruits join Ocean Spray cranberries, Blue Diamond almonds, Chiquita banana, Sunsweet prunes, Niagro acerola cherries and BerryFruit boysenberries in the bolasco functional fruit portfolio.

“Our product offering now stands at eight key brands, allowing us to explore innovation potential with manufacturers and find the right solution to meet their needs” commented Michael Rund, general manager, bolasco. “bolasco provides one point of call for manufacturers looking for support in marketing, logistics, processing and R&D for a huge range of dried fruit applications. Utilising this support, manufacturers can accelerate market access.”

For manufacturers looking to enhance the clean label properties of their products, fruit ingredients can replace a number of additives, including sorbitol, polydextrose, gelling agents and artificial flavours in processed foods. Fruit powders, concentrates and purees enable a cleaner label, as well as enhancing the flavour profile and nutritional content of the finished product.

With almost a century of experience in the fruit ingredients sector, Boesch Boden Spies developed a product offering of nutritionally-rich fruit and nut ingredients for manufacturers across a range of sectors, including beverages, snack foods, dairy, bakery and cereals. The bolasco brand represents a guarantee of quality, and encompasses R&D and marketing support for manufacturers.

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