What is Dried Fruit Powder?
Dried fruit powders are an all natural alternative to sugar and artificial colours. Bursting with concentrated flavour, vitamins and minerals, it's easy to add them to your smoothies, milk, desserts and home baking.
What is dried fruit powder?
Dried fruit powder is powder made from either the whole fruit or the juice of a fruit. 100% natural, the powder provides a healthy way to add flavouring and colour to any baking, meal or beverage.
Most dried fruit powders are sugar free, preservative free, gluten free and dairy free. Some are also organic. Check the ingredients of your favourite dried fruit supplier for any additives.
How is dried fruit powder made?
Dried fruit powder is created in a few ways. Some fruit powder is made using just the juice of the fruit, and others are made using the whole fruit.
After washing the fruit or extracting the juice, we gently allow the juice or fruit to dry to a powder.
The gently drying process allows the fruit or fruit juice to retain high levels of natural dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Whole fruit powder
For whole fruit powder, we use fresh, whole fruit. After washing the fruit, it is pureed and then gently dried to a powder. An example of whole fruit powder is our Whole Lemon Powder. It is made with 100% raw, dried lemon. This is because the rinds of lemons are more nutrient dense than just the flesh.
Fruit Juice Powder
For fruit juice powder, we use only the juice of the fruit. We extract the juice from the fruit and then gently dry it to a powder. Dried juice powder instantly dissolves in water, making it easier to simply add to water or smoothies. An example of dried juice powder is our Blood Orange Juice Powder.
How to use dried fruit powder
The best part about fruit powders is their adaptability. Whether you love strawberries or rasberries, or are looking for a tart flavouring like lemons, or a healthy boost like our superfruit powder; fruit powders are an easy way to add or enhance flavour in drinks, baking and other food options.
Here are a few of our favourite ways to use fruit powders:
Juice & Flavoured Milk
Children love fruit juices and flavoured milk. Now you can make your own simple and nutritious options for those little hands. Just add a scoop of your child's favourite flavour to a glass of milk or water.
Yes! You can make delicious cocktails with fruit powders. Try adding a couple scoops of raspberry powder with vodka, creme de cacao, ice and vanilla ice cream for a deliciously sweet martini.
Whether you're looking for a quick on-the-go breakfast smoothie or super healthy energy boost, adding fruit powder will enhance both the taste and nutritional value of any smoothie.
Bliss balls are super simple to make with a huge range of ingredients, providing a quick nutritional snack for adults and kids alike. Strawberry and raspberry powder are great options for a delicious, sweet flavouring. Try combing strawberry powder with raw cacao powder for a delicious chocolate strawberry flavour.
Yoghurt bark is always a crowd pleaser and the perfect cool treat on a hot summers day. These yummy, nutritional snacks can be easily made with natural, plain yoghurt, your choice of freeze dried fruit, swirled with your choice of fruit powder. Try strawberry, blueberry or raspberry powder swirled in the yoghurt for a marbled look, then sprinkle on your favourite freeze dried fruits.
For more easy ways to use dried fruit powder, check out our recipes pages.
Versatile in nature, dried fruit powders are the perfect way to extend flavour and add nutrition to everyday foods. With a wide range to choose from, it's easy to enhance the look, taste, nutritional value and style of any dish or drink.