Dried Fruits

Dried fruits are sundried tree fruits or vine fruits, which are available in whole or diced form.

Our customers use various fruits within baking and as a natural sweetener in porridge, smoothies and snack bars.

Sundried and naturally dried fruit

During production, our dried fruits go through a rigorous cleaning programme, creating ready to use products.

For drying, the fruit is laid out in the sun for 7 days, being turned over every other day before being transferred to the factory. This is where stones, cap stems and any foreign matter is removed.

This form of sun drying is cheaper than machine drying, resulting in competitive prices for customers.

Dried Fruits Available

PRODUCT FORMAT PACKAGING
Dried Apricot diced 5-8mm 12.5KG
Dried Cranberries Sliced/diced 11.34KG
Dried Currants Provincial/medium/small 12.5KG
Dried Dates Whole/chopped 10KG
Desiccated coconut Medium/fine/extra fine 25KG
Raisins Thompson variety 12.5KG
Dried Sour tart cherries 11.34KG
Sultanas no.9 Extra cleaned available 12.5KG
Stemmed ginger Diced size; 1-5MM, 3-6MM, 5-8MM, 12-13MM, 15-6MM Ball: 30-35
See Ginger page for more information
4 x 5KG
Crystalised ginger 1-5MM, 3-6MM, 12-13MM, 15-6MM 4 x 5KG

 

The Big Questions

Are dried fruits good for you?

When dried, fruits retain the majority of the nutritional value of fresh fruits. High in fibre and containing large amount of antioxidants they definitely have their health benefits.

They are however very high in sugar and calories, so shouldn’t be eaten in excess. They are the perfect treat to each with other nutritious foods.

Can dried fruits be frozen?

The fact that dried fruits have very little water in them makes them perfect for freezing. Unlike fresh fruit, they will come out of the freezer practically the same as before they went in.

Raisins vs Sultanas

The difference between raisins and sultanas are that they are made from different types of grape.

Raisins are a range of naturally dried grape varieties and are usually the biggest out of the two.

Seedless green grapes are dried to create sultanas. Sometimes they will be dipped in a solution to help the drying process, speeding it up.

Can dried fruits go out of date?

Like everything, they have a use by date. They can be stored for 6 – 12 months, depending on their storage conditions. If tightly sealed at roof temperature, they will have a better storage life.

Talk to the team

For specification information, samples or a quote on any of our dried fruit ingredients contact the team on 01386 761555 or email info@brusco.co.uk.