UK Fruit business J.O. Sims is excited to share their latest innovative ingredient, Zero Waste Cranberry Seeds from Ocean Spray®. Introducing the cranberry seed into the company’s repertoire of fruit and nut ingredients is set to compliment J.O. Sims’ initiatives to advance its range of sustainable ingredients to the market.
Ocean Spray are experts in cranberry farming and cranberry products. With almost a century of experience Ocean Spray understands how to create superfruit success. Working with Ocean Spray drives many advantages for J.O. Sims, as their extensive knowledge of the fruit brings capabilities to provide innovative ingredient propositions to food and drink manufacturers. Plus, with Ocean Spray’s dedication to sustainable practices, J.O. Sims can deliver this excellent new ingredient with the environment in mind.
From sustainable growing to producing a zero-waste supply chain, Ocean Spray’s Cranberry farming practice has been verified by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative. The seeds are upcycled, from what would have been food waste, fostering a zero-waste supply chain. Ocean Spray growers implement regenerative farming as they grow the cranberries using practices that support the health and conservation of natural resources.
Emma Raper, Marketing and Innovation Manager at J.O. Sims says “we are continuing our long-standing journey with Ocean Spray, to bring this environmentally conscious fruit product to our portfolio”. Raper continues, “Cranberry Seeds are filled with nutritional benefits such as exceptionally high levels of fibre, as well as zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3. A nutritional gem, that can help support the immune system, as well as heart and cognitive health, this is a really exciting ingredient for our customers who are striving to add interesting, healthy ingredients to their product innovations”.
As an ingredient, the Cranberry Seed is valuable not only in its nutritional benefits, but also its appearance. The seeds are distinctive in colour bringing an impactful look to food products, with its bright red colouring. The seeds offer several potential ingredient uses, including but not limited to, smoothies, breakfast cereals, snack bars, pastries, cakes and bread.
J.O. Sims encourage food and drink manufacturers to contact them to understand more about how introducing Zero Waste Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds could add benefits to their products.
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