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Incorporate Fruit Into Your Summer Entrees!

Add the taste of summer to some of your favorite dinners by incorporating fruit into your entrees! It may be easier (and tastier) than you thought to include some fruit into different menu items, and it comes with a number of satisfying benefits. 

How to Incorporate Fruit Into Your Summer Entrees

Fruit can enhance the flavors of some of your favorite dishes with minimal additional effort to the kitchen staff. Try these quick ideas on how to incorporate fruit into the dinners you serve: 

  • Add pineapple to burgers or pizza
  • Use mango in stir-fry
  • Make a fruit salsa for tacos
  • Put pear or apple into your turkey sandwich 

Related Link: Scrumptious Fruity Appetizers

Benefits of Incorporating Fruit Into Your Dinner

If the delicious meal possibilities didn’t already start making your mouth water, learn about what adding more fruit to your diet can do for your health. Health benefits of eating more fruit include:

  • Increase nutrient intake 
  • Hydration
  • Support healthy digestion
  • Boost energy levels

Are you ready to amp up some of the entrees on your menu with fruit? Contact Wawona Frozen Foods to place your order for frozen fruit today!

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!

Delicious Summer Salads With Wawona’s Signature Fruit!

While salads taste great year-round, there’s perhaps no better time to enjoy a salad than during the summer.

They’re light, so they won’t weigh you down in the heat, and there are so many varieties you can choose from. Plus, salads are generally very healthy. There’s no better way to make a summer salad than with Wawona’s Signature Fruit.

Related: The Wawona Way 

Classic Summer Salad With Fruit 

If you’re looking to make a classic summer fruit salad, we recommend cutting up some strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes, and any other fruit that you love for your customers to enjoy. All you need to do is toss the fruit together and serve! Summer fruit salads taste great alone, or you can serve them with some greek yogurt or frozen yogurt. 

Citrus Summer Salad 

Citrus salads are another great option for the summertime. Some citrus fruits you can add to your salad include lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges. You can top your salad with some fresh mint leaves too. 

Time to Make Some Summer Salads 

Summer salads are a great option when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to indulge in a heavy dessert. You can also sprinkle some fruit on top of your favorite vegetable salads if you’re looking for a crunch. 

Are you wondering where to buy the products for your operation’s summer salads? Click here to see how Wawona can help!

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!

Enjoy Bite-Sized FRADDIES!

Introducing… FRADDIES! Frozen FRADDIES are a convenient way to add fresh fruit flavors throughout the menu this summer. They are frozen, bite-sized pieces of 100% REAL fruit from the fertile San Joaquin Valley. Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) to preserve optimal freshness from our fields to your operation, FRADDIES deliver tremendous value, including:

  • Multiple Day Part Menu Applications
  • Zero Prep, Zero Waste
  • Superior Portion Control
  • Available in individual flavors or blends!

Although FRADDIES come frozen, they deliver fresh as they are frozen at their optimal ripeness. Use FRADDIES in smoothies, beverages, desserts, entrée sauces, cocktails and more. Contact Wawona today to learn more about the perfect fruit solution you have been searching for!

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!

Fruit Salsa — The Perfect Combo of Sweet & Spicy!

When we all think of salsa, we often picture mostly spicy flavors with hints of lime and cilantro. However, adding a little sweetness to your salsa can be a great change in flavors, especially for your consumers. Spike your salsa with delicious fruits with the help of Wawona Frozen Foods. We have all of the highest quality frozen fruits available that will be the perfect addition to any salsa.

A peach salsa is perfectly appropriate for summertime peach season. Dice some tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeños with your peaches, mincing some garlic and squeezing some lime juice to finish it off. This is a great alternative as it lessens the acidity of traditional salsa and gives a sweet and refreshing flavor. This recipe could easily be created with Wawona’s pears and plums, too. Doing a mixed fruit salsa would also be a great addition to any operation for the summer season.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the fruity solutions that your operation is looking for. See how we can sweeten up your spices today with our delicious product offerings!

Perfectly Peachy Ice Cream!

Summer is the perfect time to incorporate new and refreshing items into your operation. Ice cream is always a crowd favorite, but businesses traditionally focus on classic flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, cookies and cream, and more. Why not step out of the box and offer something more unique, such as a delicious peach ice cream, utilizing Wawona’s Signature Peaches?

Peach ice cream is simple and easy to make, and will be sure to increase your customer satisfaction this summer. The instructions and ingredients are as follows:

  • 6 eggs, beaten 
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar 
  • 10 Wawona’s Signature Peaches
  • 4 cups heavy cream 
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • ¾ teaspoon salt

In large bowl, mix together eggs and sugar until smooth; puree peaches in blender or food processor and stir 5 cups of puree into egg mixture. Stir in cream, half-and-half, vanilla and salt and mix well. Pour mixture into freezer canister of ice cream maker and freeze accordingly.

Wawona Frozen Foods has all of the frozen fruit solutions for your operation. Contact us today to see how we can assist you in helping your business grow and succeed!

Maintaining Sustainability in Your Operation

Even in the best of times, sustainability can be a challenging factor heaped onto the daily bustle of cafe and restaurant owners. When operators need to take inventory, source food, and budget expenses, it can seem like a lot to ensure all recycling and sustainability efforts are met.

Amidst COVID?

As if owners, operators, and managers didn’t have enough on their plate, COVID-19 has created the additional enormous tasks of overhauling take-out programs, dealing with restrictions, and facing occupancy issues. As daunting as it may seem, sustainability efforts are vital now more than ever for restaurants and cafes. COVID has led to the setback of many sustainability efforts as a renewed need for plastics such as bags and single-use PPE items take the front seat. It is incredibly important to keep your business sustainable to care for the Earth and your community by taking the steps below. 

Keeping sustainable

As a decision-maker of your business, the responsibility lies with you to revisit your sustainability efforts and do a once-over of your eco-friendly habits. 

  • Manage Waste by taking out anything that can be reused, recycled, or composted is a cost saver and an easy way to improve sustainability
  • Source food from the right places. Finding quality ingredients from community-minded companies will go a long way in building partnerships with the right people.
  • Keep your community and staff included and welcome new ideas. Being a part of your community’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly and people-oriented will make your company better equipped to handle anything. 
  • Make small changes when you can. Making small changes like switching to more energy-efficient lightbulbs sends the right message to your community and customers.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of keeping sustainable are simple — you put your brand in a positive light while showing your staff and community that your business cares. Taking care of the environment can decrease expenses and offers the best way forward as a business leader.

We can provide all of the highest quality frozen fruits out there. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods today to see how we can assist you in creating a successful and healthy operation for you to work in!

The Benefits of the IQF Process

Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) foods use a flash-freezing process to preserve food at the height of ripeness to ensure fresh flavor in every bite. Produce such as peas, corn, berries, and peaches are common IQF foods.

Explaining IQF

The IQF process involves sending food pieces through a cold blast that flash freezes the food pieces individually. Packaging occurs after freezing, so they will remain individual pieces instead of freezing together. IQF works because it forms smaller ice crystals that are not damaging to the cells in the food product.

Benefits

There are several benefits to using IQF foods. Efficiency is one of the top benefits, and IQF provides a solution to maintain the shelf life of fresh-tasting produce. IQF is also a healthier alternative because flash-freezing produce at the peak of ripeness preserves nutrients typically lost by the time the food reaches the consumer.

Wawona’s IQF Offerings

Wawona Frozen Foods offers a full selection of IQF fruits, including peaches, berries, pears, plums, and mixes for year-round enjoyment. We are committed to offering the highest quality IQF fruits that deliver premium appearance, texture, and sweetness.

Contact us TODAY for more information about our high-quality IQF products!

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