Oregon Fruit Products LLC announced that it will release Pink Guava Puree as part of its limited series for the fermentation market. Consumers are probably most familiar with the company's canned and pourable fruit. The company is also a leader in aseptically packaged fruit for the fermentation industry. I visited Oregon Fruit Products a few years ago during the blueberry harvest and toured the canning facility. Check out my short video in the link.
I recently experimented with Oregon Fruit's cranberry puree in my homemade Cranberry Komboucha with Cardamom and Clove. It exceeded my expectations!
Although consumers can't directly purchase Pink Guava Puree, I'm willing to wager that we'll see an increase the the amount of Pink Guava beers that are realized by breweries in the coming months. I'd love to try this fruit in both an IPA and a wheat beer! We'll see what happens.
For more information, please see Oregon Fruit's news release below.
Tropical Fruit Flavors Continue to Grow in Popularity with Brewers, Company Says
SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Fruit Products LLC today released its next flavor in its limited series for the fermentation market: pink guava puree, adding to the company’s extensive portfolio of premium specialty fruit the products are designed for the craft beverage industry.
Like all of Oregon Fruit for Fermentation products, the fruit is carefully selected for maximum ripeness and flavor and pureed into a velvet-smooth consistency so that it is ready for incorporating into a variety fermented beverages, including beer, cider, mead, spirits, wine, and kombucha. The puree contains 100 percent pink guava juice and pulp, with no added sugar, preservatives or additives. The taste is reminiscent of similarly sweet and medium-acid fruits such as papaya, melon, and pear, with a very aromatic, rich bouquet.
“Tropical fruits continue to see strong growth across all segments of the fermented beverage world, with no signs of slowing down,” says Chris Hodge, director of sales for fermentation at Oregon Fruit Products. “In 2016 we introduced mango, passion fruit, and pineapple as limited time offerings. Our customers loved them so much that we made them a permanent part of the product line. We hope that pink guava puree will follow suit and help our partners stay on the cutting edge of innovation.”
About Fruit for Fermentation Purees
All of Oregon Specialty Fruit purees are aseptically packaged to ensure shelf-stable, clean fruit brewers can count on. The product is minimally processed to ensure the best fresh fruit flavor and color. Most of the purees have a shelf life of 18 months in ambient temperature.
Oregon Fruit’s pink guava puree is now available in 42 lb. bag-in-box. The product is certified kosher, made in the U.S.A., non-GMO, gluten-free and vegetarian. Oregon Fruit Products does not use, nor does it allow, any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) in the products or processing areas.
Oregon Fruit Products LLC
Founded in 1935, Oregon Fruit Products offers a complete line of canned, frozen and shelf-stable premium fruit for consumers, foodservice operators and ingredient sales. The company is located in Salem, Oregon and can be found on the web at www.oregonfruit.com and www.fruitforbrewing.com.