How is cranberry concentrate made?
Cranberries are uniquely harvested by flooding the crop field, loosening the berries from the vines and allowing them to float to the surface of the water. Once picked, they are juiced and then heated to evaporate off much of the fruit’s water content.
Significantly reduced in volume (and thus easier to transport in bulk), this resultant cranberry concentrate is six times the strength of a regular juice. It can be restored to its single-state strength by re-adding water one it reaches its final processing destination.
Despite the extra processing, cranberry concentrate retains all its fantastic flavour, with a balance of sweet and sharp notes, and also maintains much of the berry’s nutritional benefits.
If you wish to place an order for cranberry juice concentrate, please contact your Customer Account Manager. Or if you’re looking for a more natural product, take a look at our NFC cranberry juice.
- 25kg bag in box (aseptic)
- Drum 250kg
Where to buy cranberry juice concentrate in bulk?
Kiril Mischeff are proud to be leading suppliers of wholesale fruit concentrates to the UK food and drinks manufacturing industry.
Cranberry concentrate is the perfect option for suppliers looking to buy in bulk as it is concentrated meaning that the water is removed. This makes it easy to store and transport thanks to the low volume. You can simply bring the concentrate back to strength by adding water during production of your end product.
From 25kg bags to 265kg drums, our cranberry juice concentrate is available in a variety of formats to best suit your business needs, be it industrial, foodservice or retail.
What is the difference between concentrate and not from concentrate cranberry juice?
We make our concentrate by simply pressing the flesh and juicing it. This juice is then heated, so that the water evaporates leaving all the sweet yet sharp flavour behind. This leaves a highly concentrated solution, which is up to 6x stronger than a regular juice and has the potential for a longer expiration date.
In comparison, NFC juices are often less processed with a shorter shelf life. It is a common misconception that NFC juice is healthier than concentrate juice, but this is not true. Unless any sugar or preservatives have been added, both concentrate and not from concentrate juices have very similar nutritional values.
What is cranberry juice good for?
Eaten raw, cranberries have a rather sour sharp flavour, so they are mostly enjoyed juiced or dried as this brings out their sweetness, making them the perfect additions to juices and smoothies. Cranberries are a very popular berry and even considered as a superfood.
Due to its sharp, distinctive flavour, cranberry juice can also be a great addition to a variety of other products in the food manufacturing industry, such as desserts, salad dressings and some savoury dishes.
Is cranberry juice concentrate healthy?
Whilst cranberry concentrate is more processed than its counterpart NFC juice, it is a common misconception that it is less healthy – it still manages to retain a lot of the nutritional value from the fresh berry!
Cranberries have earned their superfood status because they are bursting with vitamins C, K and E and have a high antioxidant count. Did you know that just one 150ml serving of cranberry juice counts for 1 of your 5-a-day? Also, cranberry juices and extracts are often a common ingredient in women’s health supplements.