It may be tempting to use up your old fruit and vegetables to make your juices and smoothies, but this won’t create the ‘Zing-Factor’ that will see your customers coming back for more.
Juices and smoothies made using old fruit and vegetables will see a diminishing return in comparison to using fresh. This is because old fruit and vegetables tend to have a lower juice content (meaning you will require more fruit to achieve the same volume as you would get with fresh) and the deterioration of vitamins will make the juice taste ‘flat’ and inferior.
Over time, Vitamin C can almost disappear in aging fruit and vegetables, so if you want to make delicious juices and smoothies that have maximum nutritional qualities, and make your customer’s taste buds stand to attention, you need to Go Fresh!
It pays to shop around when buying fresh and if you want to save a bit of money, instead of buying aging fruit and vegetables, we recommend buying fresh misshapen fruit and vegetables instead. These are often rejected by retailers, but they are perfect for juicing and come at a lower price!
Frozen fruit with locked in goodness is ideal for smoothies
Did you know American Indians wrapped berries in leaves and buried then in snow to eat at a later date when food was scarce? Food scientists in recent times have found freezing fruit and vegetables as soon as they are picked to be an excellent way of keeping fruit nutritionally ‘fresh’ for a longer period with little deterioration.
Using frozen products for smoothies is absolutely ideal. Not only is it more cost-effective, but it also reduces wastage which can sometimes be high if you over-purchase on fresh produce, and it reduces preparation time, meaning your staff have more time to serve more customers.
Using Cruz frozen fruit is an excellent way to make delicious smoothies, quickly. Many smoothie recipes use tropical fruits, and these are often unripe when imported and can be time consuming to prepare. Our smoothies are packed with 100% whole frozen fruit, mixed to recipe and ready to use. Perfect for busy juice bars!
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