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Create Satisfying Pastries Using IQF Fruit

IQF Fruit for Tasty Pastries

Premium fruit pastries rely on high-quality ingredients to deliver a sweet snack. With IQF fruit (short for “individually quick frozen”), your menu items will be fresh and delicious every time. 

Peaches are a quintessential summer choice and mix well with today’s popular pies or fritters. Wawona Frozen Foods delivers the highest-quality IQF fruit that makes it easier than ever to add some fruity flavor to your menu and attract new customers this summer:

Examples of Our IQF Fruit Include:

  • Peaches
  • Mango Chunks
  • Pineapple Chunks
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries

Related: Scrumptious Fruity Appetizers!

Tasty Menu Applications:

Consider limited-edition cobblers and turnovers to add extra incentive to your morning rush. These pastries make for great snacks or quick lunches for busy customers.

Pair pastries with smoothies. Complement the rich texture of a delicious, fruit-forward pastry with a refreshing smoothie. Our Frozen FRADDIES, made with REAL fruit and available in a range of flavors, deliver convenience and superior portion control that are perfect for crafting the tastiest smoothies in town.

Looking to sweeten your menu for the rest of the summer? Contact Wawona Frozen Foods for the finest collection of frozen fruit solutions!

What’s Summer Without Smoothies?

Smoothies are one of the hottest menu items for the summer season. During the summer, customers look for tasteful ways to beat the heat while enjoying quality nutrition and premium flavor. Smoothies are wonderful for any occasion and serve as a great opportunity to showcase signature fruit flavors. Wawona Frozen Foods has a full lineup of high-quality frozen fruits that make it easy to serve delicious smoothies this summer!

Smoothies are healthy options for breakfast, as they form a light morning meal that supports weight loss. They also help prevent hydration during the hot summer months and provide a great immune booster. Smoothies offer the opportunity to delight your customers with a variety of favorite flavors. Peach, strawberry, and mixed berry smoothies are consumer favorites that promise to be best-selling menu items in a hurry.

Contact us today to learn more about our products, such as 100% REAL fruit FRADDIES, that will support the hottest smoothie menu in town!

Scrumptious Fruity Appetizers!

Try adding the following dishes to your menu this summer for satisfying, refreshing, and easy to make menu favorites!

1. Peach & Prosciutto Crostini
This summery toast can be cut up into small slices for an appetizer or served larger for a more luxurious meal. Top fresh rustic bread with delicious peaches and ricotta cream, with prosciutto, mint, honey and black pepper. 

2. Mexican Fruit Salad
The most wonderful thing about fruit salads is how versatile they are. Add all of your favorite fruit, whether that be mango, berries, peaches, or papaya, and marinate it in cilantro, lime juice, sugar, and ancho chile powder. This can be a refreshing appetizer that will feed a larger group of people.

3. Plum & Goat Cheese Carpaccio with Mint
Thinly slice juicy plums, and sprinkle cheese, shallot and mint over them. Drizzle EVOO and honey over the top. This is such a unique yet delicious dish that just screams “summer”!

4. Deviled Strawberries
Looking for a sweeter appetizer, or maybe even a healthier dessert? Look no more! Stuff halved strawberries with a sweet cream cheese filling, topped with crushed graham crackers. 

Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to offer the highest quality fruit products. We carry a collection of fresh and frozen fruits picked at peak ripeness to deliver premium flavor. Contact our team to learn more about how we can help your operation this summer!

Take Advantage of Delicious Summer Fruit with Wawona!

If you happen to be on the search for some quality fruits that you can enjoy this summer, then you have quite a selection to choose from. Wawona Frozen Foods offers a vast range of delicious, healthy products that your customers are sure to love. Be sure to check out their top-quality selection of fresh summer fruits, including strawberriespeaches, and mixed fruit packages. Wawona serves only the highest quality frozen fruits to its customers, so you can be sure you’re getting the best of the best.

Related: Utilize Wawona’s Frozen Fruit for Delicious Appetizers

Tasty Fruity Treats

Once you find the fruits you love, you’re probably going to need some recipe ideas that you can use them in. There are countless that you can whip up with fresh fruit, from smoothies to tarts and delicious homemade fruit ice cream; there is no shortage of healthy and delectable treats that you can create.

Are you looking for some top-quality frozen fruits this summer? Look no further than Wawona Frozen Foods!

Incorporating Fruit Onto Your Menu!

Fruit is naturally sweet and delicious, which can truly be a focal point of a dining experience. Recently, fruit has become more popular on menus, especially figs, pomegranates, apricots, and plantains. Most consumers eat less than the recommended amount of fruit per day, so adding this into the menu encourages good health. Fruit is low in fat and calories, while rich in vitamins in minerals. It also provides natural sweetness that many people crave. 

Appetizers and salads are a great way to incorporate fruit. For example, a popular summer salad is fresh spinach with goat cheese and diced strawberries, finished with a balsamic vinaigrette. Another great appetizer is delicious cheese with sliced almonds, crispy crostini’s and a fig spread, which is great for sharing and is not too high in calories. Fruit can also be used to add a sweet touch to certain entrees, such as a peach puree to create a sauce that accompanies a delicious pork chop. Plantains, usually prepared fried or roasted, are also commonly found in entrees, but also appear in side dishes. 

Cooked fruit can also be wonderful additions. Cooking fruit intensifies the flavor and is incredibly versatile in the types of dishes it can appear in. Some examples include pizzas, topped with cooked pears or peaches, citrus chicken with grilled fruit, or even a dessert like ice cream with roasted fruit. 

Using fruit in your restaurant presents year-round opportunities to keep menus refreshed. Consider highlighting your menu with fresh and cooked fruit to improve customer satisfaction and increase sales in your operation. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods to see how we can assist you!

Incorporate Fruit Into Your Appetizers

Many customers enjoy fruit, but appetizers aren’t typically where you find fruit on the menu. With spring and summer quickly upon us, customers are seeking refreshing fruit dishes, including appetizers. Here’s how you can add fruit to that section of your menu.

Peach & goat cheese crostini. Crostini is plural for the Italian word crostino, meaning “little toasts.” Peach and goat cheese crostini use small, bite-sized pieces of crunchy bread, typically a French baguette. On top go goat cheese, peaches, some balsamic glaze, and other seasonings.

Fruit platters. These are straightforward to make, and, if done right, they’re also a work of art. Fruit platters can include your basic items such as oranges, peaches, pears, and mango, but they can also incorporate more unique items such as dragonfruit. You can design fruit platters in various patterns.

Skewers. Another very simple idea, skewers involve taking some customer favorites and “skewing” them on a stick. These skewers can be entirely fruit, using grapes, mango, pineapple, honeydew, strawberries, and more, or they can incorporate meat with vegetables and pineapple, for instance.

Bruschetta. Similar to crostini, bruschetta is small bits of bread topped with various ingredients. The difference between this and crostini is that bruschetta has more seasoning on the bread, where crostini tends to get all its flavor from the toppings. Try adding some fruit to your latest bruschetta.

Salsa. Salsa goes great with chips, and together they make the perfect appetizer. Consider adding fruit items such as peach, mango, or pineapple to your menu’s salsas for extra springtime flavor.

Missing fruit for your new appetizers? Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in the growing and freezing of fresh fruit. Learn how we can help you delight your customers today!

Related: Incorporate Fruit Into Your Entrees!

Utilize Fruit with your Daily Breakfast Options!

Fruit is the perfect way to add a healthy helping of nutrients to your breakfast routine. Fresh fruit is also an amazing way to start your day with a burst of flavor! Here are our top picks for healthy, delicious ways of adding fruit to everyday breakfasts.

Cereal or Oatmeal – Try adding fresh strawberries, blueberries, or bananas to your morning oatmeal or cereal. The sweet and tangy flavor will have you hopping out of bed and savoring that extra boost of energy later! 

Pancakes or French Toast – The only way to make pancakes and French toast even more delightful? Try adding sweet, fresh peaches to the mix. 

Breakfast Parfaits – Parfaits are the pinnacle of getting a tart and delicious serving of fruit for breakfast. For the best parfait you’ve ever had, try this peach Nutella parfait recipe

Related: Incorporate Fruit Into Your Entrees!

Looking for the best fruit supplier in your area? Wawona Frozen Foods serves retailers, restaurants, and other industries with a huge supply of products to keep you operating smoothly. Contact us today for your next order!

Incorporate Fruit Into Your Entrees!

Everyone wants to get the right amount of fruits into their diets. Aside from eating raw fruits, you might be lost on how to add these sweet treats into your entrees. It is easy to incorporate more healthy fruits into your dishes for your customers to enjoy. 

Add Pears as a Pizza Topping

Pears on pizza are definitely not a traditional way to enjoy this entree, but it might quickly become your favorite. You can add pears and gorgonzola for a special treat. Onions, balsamic glaze, and pears are guaranteed to kick up your pizza

Related: Decadent Pear Desserts! – Wawona Frozen Foods

Enjoy a Fruit Salsa

Salsa doesn’t have to be spicy! From peaches to strawberries, you can add these sweet fruits to your favorite salsa recipe to cool down this excellent side dish. Add some cinnamon for an out-of-this-world dessert. 

Stir Fry Your Fruits

Stir fry is known for its vegetables, but why not add some fruit? You might want to try a ginger and plum stir fry for an exotic twist on this classic. 

Fruits In Other Dishes

From strawberries to plums, there are numerous ways you can add these fruits to your entrees. You can try a fruit kabob on the grill to bring out the sweet flavors. An entree salad with a variety of peaches, plums, and strawberries works well with a tart balsamic dressing

Thinking about adding more fruit into your menu? You can find a large selection of fruits from Wawona Frozen Foods!

The Benefits of Using Frozen Fruit

A lot of people avoid purchasing frozen fruit because they think it’s not as healthy as fresh fruit. However, this is not the case! Read on to learn about the benefits of frozen fruit in your menu items.

Less Spoilage 

Did you know that we waste about 12 million tons of fruit each year? While fruit gets thrown out for a variety of reasons, a lot of people toss out their fruit because it spoils before they have the chance to eat it. 

Most fresh fruit spoils in about a week. However, frozen fruit can be kept into your freezer for up to a year or more! 

Just As Many Vitamins (Sometimes More) 

Many people steer clear of frozen fruit because they think it’s stripped of vitamins. However, in a lot of cases, frozen fruit has more vitamins than fresh fruit. Frozen fruits are picked at peak ripeness, and because they’re frozen right away, they’re able to retain more nutrients than fresh fruit. 

Related: How to Incorporate Fruit Into Fresh Salads 

Use Whenever You Wish

When you purchase fresh fruit, you have to figure out ways to use it right away. This is not the case with frozen fruit, as it’ll last through the year. 

Plus, there are all kinds of recipes you can whip up with frozen fruit. 

IQF Food

Frozen fruit is also an IQF food, which means it’s cheaper, more nutritious, and longer-lasting. Plus, frozen fruit is always in season!

Looking to purchase some fruit products? Check out our selection at Wawona Frozen Foods! 

How to Incorporate Fruit into Fresh Salads!

Incorporating fruit into a salad can be an excellent way to load up on nutrients while making a good salad even more delicious. Take a look at these mouthwatering ideas to add an exotic fruit accent to a salad for the perfect addition to any menu.

  • Apples – Apples are one of the most popular fruits to add to salads because they have a perfectly crisp texture that can transform a boring salad into a crunchy treat! Combine with greek yogurt and walnuts, and you have a tart salad that you will have to make again.
  • Pears – Adding pears to a green salad with balsamic vinaigrette can easily be added to your list of favorites. A touch of honey and parmesan cheese will set this recipe off perfectly with a balance of sweet and savory. 
  • Strawberries – A salad that offers a delightful combination of sweet strawberries, poppy seeds, creamy goat cheese, and toasted walnuts will be a massive hit at any summer party. 
  • Peaches – A white peach spinach salad can add a big burst of flavor with crunchy spinach, sweet honey dressing, and salty sunflower seeds. 
  • Oranges – Oranges are the last fruit on our list that can make a variety of salads pop with citrus flavor. When combined with dried cranberries and sea salt, they can add an exotic accent to nearly any salad.

Related: Fabulous and Satisfying Fruit Sorbets!

Looking for the best fruits for your restaurant or market? Find the best fruits and foodservice products at Wawona Frozen Foods!

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