Explore The Benefits Of California Raisins
California Raisins fit well with consumers' demand for low-fat, all-natural food items. The product is cholesterol free and a natural source of energy.
It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B2, B6 and C, fibre, iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, and boron.
The production and manufacturing of California Raisins is a fascinating process and its varied uses include all the benefits of a whole raisin.
The Dairy Segment
In the dairy segment, California Raisins are used in ice creams and sweet cream centres.
The Newtonian rheological properties of these raisins add to the visual appeal, apart from serving as a natural sweetener.
Other benefits include low microbiological counts, and low pH compatibility with dairy cultures.
Confectionery and Snacks
The product is used in fine confectionery fillings, chocolate cups, chocolate covered cereal bars, jelly sweets, and soft-centred sweets.
It is characterised by low moisture activity and low pH stability, and possesses high sweetening capabilities.
It is also a completely natural ingredient that is extricable and compatible with a variety of flavours.
California Raisins are used in making breads and all-natural bakery items, cookies and pastries, soft cookies, Danish, and multi-layered cakes.
It contributes to increasing the shelf life of products, preserving their moisture content, and inhibiting the growth of moulds.
It is extricable, and enhances and complements other flavours.
Cereals And Cereal-Based Products
California raisins are also used as an ingredient in fruit-filled cereals, nuggets, and cereal bars muesli.
The all-natural intense sweetener, characterised by low moisture activity, increases the shelf life of the product. It is extricable and has a high fibre content.
California Raisins offer several attributes that are beneficial to a wide variety of bakery products.
It is available in two variations - California Raisin juice concentrate and California Raisin paste - in addition to their natural form.
Each of these items has its own benefits and can be used in sauces, beer, confectionery, and baked goods.
For more information, visit www.calraisins.org.
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