Wawona Frozen Foods offers its foodservice clients fresh frozen blueberries as a year-round staple to use in traditional breakfast and dessert dishes. Chefs have expanded the menu uses of blueberries as their popularity have skyrocketed in recent year as diners have recognized it as an antioxidant superfood and a leading source of vitamin C and potassium. For example, Wawona blueberries are in high demand in smoothies, as well as in salads, jellies and jams. Sourced from trusted partners, Wawona’s blueberries are picked at peak freshness, individually quick frozen, and packaged to meet the product needs of customers.
The flavor and health benefits of blueberries make it a favorite of restaurant operators. They are a key ingredient in pancakes and breakfast cereals, in baked goods, such as muffins, as well in sauces and glazes for entrees. As a leader in fresh frozen fruits, Wawona’s blueberries are of the finest quality, undergoing the individually quick frozen process to seal in the flavor, nutrients, and natural goodness. Wawona is proud to be the premium supplier of blueberries which provide numerous health benefits against heart disease and cancer.
Wawona Frozen Foods is the oldest, largest and most prestigious family-owned company in the frozen peach industry. From orchards throughout California, including 600 acres of company-owned trees in Clovis, peaches are carefully hand-picked at harvest and transferred to the processing facility. After washing, sizing, pitting, peeling and frequent inspections, the golden peach halves move on conveyor belts by professional graders who separate the fruit into Wawona’s four product lines:
Whether conventional or organic, Wawona offers a number of varieties of fresh frozen strawberries – all delivered with box-to-box consistent quality. The IQF process preserves the freshness, quality and flavor. Wawona supplies its foodservice and industrial clients with turnkey frozen fruit solutions as the size of whole strawberries can be separated as small, medium or large – matching the precise needs of its customers.
Whether conventional or organic, Wawona grows and processes the finest varieties of pears and have year-round availability in many different styles and packs to meet the product needs of customers. Chefs have long valued pears in salads and desserts. Restaurants are recognizing their versatility and menuing pears as a healthy ingredient in appetizers, entrees and even pizza. In addition to foodservice, Wawona’s industrial clients use pears in pies, cakes, jams, chutneys, yogurt and much more. Wawona’s frozen pears are fresher than fresh – sweet, juicy and always delicious.
Pack Sizes: Case, Barrier, Pail & Drum
Styles: Available in Halves, Diced & Purée
Wawona carefully crafts its plum purée to retain a purity in color, flavor and nutritional value. The purée adds a sweet fruity taste to beverages, baked goods and desserts. Chefs have prized plum purée in sauces, marinades and dressings. Industrial uses of Wawona’s plum purée include fruit bars and snacks, confections, baby food, jelly and jam.
Restaurants are recognizing their versatility and menu pineapples as a healthy ingredient. Chunks of pineapple are used in desserts such as fruit salad or pineapple upside down cake and some savory dishes including pizza toppings, or as a grilled ring on a hamburger. The juice of the pineapple is served as a beverage and is the main ingredient in cocktails such as the piña colada and in the new cult drink tepache. In addition to foodservice, Wawona’s industrial clients use pineapples in yogurt, jam, sweets, and ice cream. Wawona’s frozen pineapples are fresher than fresh – sweet, juicy, and always delicious.
Restaurants’ operators continue to find new menu uses for mangos. Traditionally paired with shrimp and chicken, it’s also very popular in sauces. Extremely versatile, mango recipes range from sweet and fresh to savory and spicy. Mangos shine all day, from breakfast – with pancakes – to numerous dinner entrees such as barbecue, curry or salsa dishes, as well as desserts in cakes and mousse. This juicy fruit freshens up salads and even sushi. For chefs, the labor savings from using Wawona’s fresh frozen mangos ensures everything in the back-of-the-house runs smoother.
Wawona has several unique blends of mixed fruit – from traditional 3- and 4-Berry Blends to a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors in the Spectrum Blend (Peaches, Strawberries, White Peaches, Honeydew Melon, Blueberries and Pineapple). Each of Wawona’s mixed fruit options are filled with fresh fruit that is individually quick frozen to preserve the juicy flavors. Most are California-grown fruits except for the pears, which are from Washington, and the pineapples and mangos are imported. All the imported fruit is meticulously sourced to ensure it has the same quality and safety levels as domestic fruit.
For the more than 55 years, Wawona Frozen Foods has served all segments of the food industry supplying the highest quality fruit. Wawona’s wide variety of fruits include more than the flagship peaches – strawberries, pears, plums, and a number of mixed fruits are also available. The fresh frozen fruit is available year-round and delivered with box-to-box consistency.
As a family-owned company, Wawona operates with the highest integrity, building a top reputation as a quality grower and processor. Over the years, Wawona has established close relationships with blueberry growers that have become trusted partners in providing the highest quality fruit. Wawona’s fresh frozen blueberries are available in individual packs and blends offering smoothie operators the ideal fruit to satisfy the smoothie demand that’s sweeping the country. Wawona’s blueberries also provide restaurant operators with flexibility versus fresh, as the shelf life of the frozen fruit doesn’t deteriorate over time. Wawona is proud to be a premium supplier of highly nutritious frozen blueberries.