Monday, April 12, 2010

PRODUCTS - Frozen Fruit Pulp

Even in Brazil, the land of a thousand fruits, it's not practicable or even possible to have juice made from fresh fruits at all times and in all places. Fruits have seasons (even if the tropics themselves don't), and there are times when a particular fresh fruit is just not available.

Unfortunately, most prepared fruit juices in Brazil, the type you buy in the supermarket and store in the refrigerator, are highly processed and contain huge quantities of sugar. Even the orange juice that comes in a carton is sweetened!

There is a solution to this problem, however, and one which I wish would be adopted outside Brazil. The freezer section of all supermarkets has a selection of frozen fruit pulp, in a variety of flavors, which can easily be turned into delicious juice at home. The pulp is generally sold in units of 100 gr. To make juice, all one needs is a blender. Combine one package of pulp plus 400 ml. of water in a blender, blend at high speed, and you instantly have about 500 ml. of icy -cold, flavorful juice.

Pulp sold this way is pure fruit pulp, pasteurized, without preservatives or added sugar. Naturally, depending on the fruit, some sugar might have to be added to make the juice palatable, but the amount of sugar can be controlled depending on one's taste and/or dietary restrictions.

The variety of pulps available is enormous. Checking on the website of one of the major producers of these pulps, they list 13 varieties available pineapple (abacaxi), acerolaaçaí, cacau, cashew (caju), cupuaçu, guava (goiaba), soursop (graviola), papaya (mamão), mango (manga), passion fruit (maracujá), strawberry (morango) and grape (uva).

I'm rarely without a dozen or so packages in my freezer, and a glass of juice prepared from this frozen fruit pulp is my daily eye-opener.

15 comments:

  1. Thank you! My family just moved to Brazil, and I've been looking for juice without sugar. I'll pick some up at the mercado today!

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  2. Hi Shelley - You'll love these juices, and like you say, it seems to be the only way to buy juice without sugar in the supermarket. Do be adventurous, and try some unfamiliar fruits. Buying these things is a small investment, and you'll be in for some marvelous new and exotic tastes.

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  3. James,
    I envy you for having access to these wonderful frozen fruit pulps. Most likely won't be adopted in the US because the food lobbyist and corn syrup lobbyist won't allow that.

    Tuty @Scentofspice

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    1. Check the frozen foods section in your supermarket. The brand Goya has tons of frozen fruit pulp. Well at least in NY they do. Good luck!

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    2. Amafruits sells online and ships within the USA top quality Brazilian fruit pulps to your door frozen. These are much higher quality than the Goya varieties which use lower quality fruits to make their pulps. For example, a pink guava (goiaba) pulp from Brazil tastes head & shoulders above the mexican variety goya uses.

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    3. Amafruits sells online and ships within the USA top quality Brazilian fruit pulps to your door frozen. These are much higher quality than the Goya varieties which use lower quality fruits to make their pulps. For example, a pink guava (goiaba) pulp from Brazil tastes head & shoulders above the mexican variety goya uses.

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  4. Dear justifiably-cynical Tuty - You're most probably right, unfortunately. I was thinking the other day how well these products would sell in the USA and Canada, but innocently didn't even think about those baleful lobbyists.

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  9. Maruthi Fruit is one of the leading manufacturing and exporters of canned and aseptic fruit pulps, juices, and other fruit and vegetables products.The company with its limited resources have claimed their position in the market through their incredible range of products.


    For More details please visit:
    http://www.maruthifruits.com

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  11. These were amazing. My new signature recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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