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Milne Launches MicroDried® PlusMFP MDPlusLogoF

Milne Fruit Products is unveiling a sweet and crunchy version of its MicroDried® line at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim (Calif.) with the release of MicroDried® Plus. MicroDried® Plus will be a lightly sweetened fruit ingredient bringing a new flavor variety to the Milne line of products and a new alternative to many consumer applications.

Made from 100% all-natural fruit, MicroDried® Plus will be available in three fruit varieties – aronia, blueberry and cranberry. The aronia and blueberry will be offered in whole fruit pieces and the cranberry will be available in whole and halves.

With its low water activity and greater bulk density, it is an excellent application for rebaggers, confectionaries, hot & ready-to-eat cereals and long-term storage manufacturers. MicroDried® Plus products are also low in sodium, fat and have a minimum two-year shelf life when properly stored.

The entire MicroDried® Plus line is grown and processed in the USA and is WSDA, USDA, BRC and Kosher certified.

Click here for additional information on MicroDried® Plus products.

“Why Aronia” Campaign in Full Swing

Thomas AurandThomas Aurand, Milne's new Aronia SpokespersonMilne’s newest marketing campaign, “Why Aronia?”, is in full swing with aronia-themed advertising in top trade publications, tradeshow outreach and the creation of new marketing materials to promote this beneficial fruit ingredient.

Milne has also named Thomas Aurand as Aronia Product Spokesperson to play a strategic role in the marketing and promotion of aronia and aronia related products. Aurand will use his experience as an innovator and product developer in the food industry to collaborate with and educate food manufacturers on the benefits the aronia berry can bring to various applications as the berry shows growing consumer and industrial sales interest.

Milne Fruit Products has emerged as a leader in aronia production and quality in the industrial ingredient market and offers the berry in IQF frozen, purees, MicroDried® and powders.

In 2014, Milne registered a record breaking aronia harvest and it plans to continue expanding production over the next three to five years, according to Michael Sorenson, president of Milne.

For additional information on Aronia products, click here.

Milne to Display at Craft Brewers Conference in Portland

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Milne will join more than 11,000 brewing professionals on April 14-17 in Portland, Oregon for the annual Craft Brewers Conference presented by the Brewers Association.

The Craft Brewer Conference is a great way for Milne to collaborate with the brewing community and educate those who are seeking the highest quality in fruit juices, purees and powders to incorporate in their products.

Milne will also roll out a new booth and logo design for its brewer targets at the show incorporating wood grain and hops into the design elements. The theme will also translate over to its print advertising running in The New Brewer publication.

For more information, click here to visit Milne's brewer page.

Milne Extends Shelf Life on Frozen Juices and Purees

Milne has extended the shelf life of its line of frozen juices and purees to three years. The three-year shelf life starts with the date of pack and extends to three years through proper storage in unopened containers.

Click here to view Milne’s line of frozen juices and purees.

DID YOU KNOW? A recent study conducted by the University of California Davis and published by the Frozen Food Institute, revealed that the nutritional value of frozen fruits and vegetables are generally equal to – and in some cases better than – their fresh counterparts. Click here to learn more about the research.

Red Tart Cherries Join Milne’s MicroDried® Line

Using its proprietary low-heat drying method, MicroDried®, Milne Fruit Products is now offering 100% all-natural dried red tart cherries in whole and fragmented (with and without fines) varieties. The new ingredient fits well with products such as fiber-rich cereals and muffins, low-fat breakfast bars, healthy lifestyle products and high-energy trail mixes.

Advantages of MicroDried® Red Tart Cherries:cherry-circle

  • Source of beta-carotene (Vitamin A)
  • Rich in Vitamin C and E
  • No added sugar, artificial color or preservatives
  • Retains high polyphenolic values and natural color and flavor
  • Provides potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber
  • Minimum two-year shelf life when properly stored
  • WSDA, USDA, BRC and Kosher certified

For specifications and nutritional information, click here.

Now Available: Jumbo MicroDried® Blueberries

Jumbo-Microdried-blueberriesRegular MicroDried Blueberries (left) compared to new Jumbo MicroDried BlueberriesMilne Fruit Products is now offering Jumbo MicroDried® blueberries. Twice the size of the standard MicroDried® blueberry, the Jumbo blues are packed with delicious flavor and great crunch. With an extremely light feel and very little moisture, they make for the perfect ingredients for rebaggers, hot-and-ready cereal manufacturers or just as a healthy stand-alone dried fruit snack.

  • Great mouth feel
  • 100% fruit
  • Contains fiber, which contributes to gastrointestinal health
  • Kosher, raw and vegan
  • Gluten and GMO-free

For additional information, please contact Milne at 509.786.2611 or info@milnefruit.com.

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