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Delicious Strawberry Shortcake!

Strawberry shortcake is a delicious and refreshing dessert that everyone loves. It tastes scrumptious any time of day and has minimal ingredients, making it simple to make. Wawona Frozen Foods has the delicious strawberries needed to create this masterpiece of a treat.

For the filling, all that is needed are strawberries and sugar. Wawona Frozen Foods has scrumptious IQF strawberries available to use. Chopping up the strawberries and mixing with sugar helps the strawberries release all of their delicious juices, which will seep into the biscuits and cream. The cake is easy and simple to make, too.

The final ingredient of strawberry shortcake, the whipped cream, is simply made with heavy cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Buchmann’s promotion on Azumex granulated sugar will help keep your prices low for this wonderful creation.

The opportunities for tasty treats are endless with Wawona Frozen Foods. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your operation succeed!

Utilize Wawona’s Frozen Fruit for Delicious Appetizers

The health benefits of fruit can’t be understated. They’re an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Diets high in fruit reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, inflammation, and heart disease.

Additionally, with Spring and Summer upon us, customers are craving the delicious taste of in-season fruit. Here are some fruit appetizer ideas:

Looking for even more appetizer ideas? Check out our fruity appetizers article.

If you want to create your own appetizers, here is a list of fruit that’s in season for spring and summer:

  • Cherries
  • Lemons
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Peaches
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries 

Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to offer extremely high-quality fresh frozen fruit products, including plums, peaches, pears, strawberries, and more. We’ve been family-owned and operated for over 55 years and are committed to being an industry leader in supplying America’s fruity favorites.

Learn more about us today!

Related: Quick and Easy Recipes with Fruit!

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!

The Amazing Health Benefits of Fruit

Fresh fruit has always been a part of a balanced diet, but did you know that fruit also has other health benefits? 

Health Benefits of Fruit

Fruit is naturally high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also host a variety of antioxidants. Eating the recommended amount of fruit and having a wide variety can help reduce the risk of many illnesses, such as cancer or diabetes. 

Related: Offer Delicious Smoothies

Essential Vitamins/Minerals

Eating fruit helps you boost your intake of essential vitamins and minerals. These are the building blocks for optimal health and it’s a delicious way to add these nutrients to your diet. Not only is fruit delicious, but it’s also low in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol.

Fruit naturally adds sweetness to anything. It is delicious in baked goods, or even used in sauces, like Orange Sauce that goes great with chicken. Adding more fruit to your menu is a great way to add variety while offering healthy choices

Fresh, Frozen, dried, it’s all a great choice. Wawona Frozen Foods is the best place in California to order your frozen fruit. Delicious flavor, you’ll think it’s fresher than fresh. 

Deliver Refreshing Fruit Tarts This Spring!

Fruit tarts are the perfect, healthy menu addition for springtime. Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to offer the highest quality fresh frozen fruit products, including plums, strawberries, mixed fruit, peaches, pears, and more, all perfect for fruit tarts. Here’s why you should add these tarts to your menu.

According to the CDC, only one in ten US adults consume enough fruits and veggies. Fruits are packed with nutrients and fiber; considering Americans consume an average of 14 grams of the recommended 20-38 grams of fiber per day, this is yet another reason to encourage fruit consumption.

That said, who doesn’t love dessert? Fruit tarts are sweet and flavorful while still being packed with healthy fruit. These tarts include various fruits, depending on the recipe. Recipes for fruit tarts call for fruits such as plums, apples, cranberries, pears, blood orange, lemon, and more

While many fruit tarts are sweet, others are a bit more bitter, such as those with blood orange or lemon. It doesn’t matter who you are; there’s a fruit tart out there with your name on it! That’s one of many reasons why these desserts make a fabulous addition to any menu.

If you’re missing some fruit for your tarts, let Wawona Frozen Foods help. We offer the highest quality fresh frozen fruit to retail stores, foodservice, schools, and industrial customers. Located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, we’d love to help you meet your fruity needs. Learn more today!

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Quick and Easy Recipes with Fruit!

Do you happen to be looking for some quick and top-quality fruit recipes that you can use on your menu this spring? If so, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Check out each of these four meal ideas to find your next big favorite. 

Salad With Pears and Peaches

Salad may make you think of a bowl full of leafy green veggies, but consider a salad that includes some sliced peaches and pears. It provides a unique flavoring that you may find yourself quickly falling in love with.

Fish With a Fruit Salsa

If you’re looking for a little spicy with your sweet, then consider pulling together some peaches, mango, papaya, or pineapple along with bell peppers and jalapenos for a delicious fruit salsa. Just serve it on top of some tasty fish and you’re ready to eat.

Related: Incorporate Fruit Into Your Appetizers

Pork Chop Saute With Peaches

You may never have thought to combine a pork chop with peaches, but it turns out that it’s delicious! This particular dish may seem a little strange at first, but it may just end up quickly becoming a new favorite.

Fruit Salad With Lime-Honey Dressing

Consider giving this delicious and nutritious seasonal fruit salad a try. It adds a unique kick to the sweet tang of fruit with its specialty lime-honey dressing.

Are you trying to find some delicious and nutritious frozen fruits to incorporate into your upcoming spring menu? If so, check out all of the great products offered by Wawona Frozen Foods today.

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!

Spring is Coming – Offer Delicious Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are easy, delicious, and healthy. Wawona provides the highest quality fresh frozen fruit products, including pears, strawberries, plums, mixed fruit, and more. Here’s why we believe so strongly in smoothies.

Traditional smoothies help boost fruit and vegetable intake and increase fiber consumption. Common smoothie ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are rich in fiber. Considering most people in the US aren’t getting sufficient quantities of fiber, this is a welcomed benefit.

Further, smoothies are super quick to make. Purchase frozen fruit ingredients and keep them in your freezer for months, allowing you to toss them into the blender and whip up a smoothie in just a few minutes for any customer.

You can make a variety of smoothies with a few ingredients. Swap out your main fruit in one smoothie and you’ve got an entirely different flavor that will appeal to other customers. Smoothies don’t require loads of planning.

With spring on its way, the weather is warming up. Although you can whip up a smoothie any time of the year, it’s particularly satisfying for customers on a warm day. Perfect for spring and summer, consider adding frozen smoothies to your menu.

Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in the growing and freezing of fresh fruit. We provide frozen fresh fruit to retailers, foodservice operators, industrial customers, and schools. Let us meet your frozen fruit needs today!

Fruit-Filled Easter Delights!

Easter is just around the corner– it’s time to plan your Easter treats! Easter delights and fruit go hand in hand; try out these delicious fruit-filled Easter recipes on your menu:

Easter Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peaches
  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 1 cup of apricots
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 medium kiwis
  • ½ cup of uncooked couscous

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lime juice

Directions:

  • Peel and chop peaches, pineapple, and kiwi (if using fresh fruits)
  • Boil one cup of water and add the couscous — stir, cover, and remove from heat
  • Combine all the fruit and add to the cooled couscous
  • Whisk together the honey and lime juice — pour over fruit mixture and mix gently

Easter Egg Fruit Tart

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of dry oats
  • ¾ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup of strawberries
  • ¾ cup of blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • ¾ cup of green grapes

Directions:

  • Heat the almond butter, honey, salt, and vanilla in a microwave for about 20 seconds and stir until smooth.
  • Blend one cup of oats until finely chopped — set aside
  • Add the rest of the oats to the butter mixture and stir. 
  • Slowly add blended oats to the mixture
  • Form Easter Egg-shaped ovals from the mixture
  • Spread each egg with greek yogurt and add the sliced fruit

Related: More Fruit-Filled Tips from Wawona

Where does your fruit come from? Don’t forget to use the best for your customers this Easter with individually quick frozen fruits from Wawona!

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!

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