Oregon Fruit Products Releases Blood Orange Puree for Brewing

Blood Orange photo from kitchenkonfidence.com

Blood Orange photo from kitchenkonfidence.com

Oregon Fruit Products LLC from Salem, Orego,n is continuing to innovate by making high-quality aseptic fruit purees for brewers that are easy to get and easy to use. The company’s latest new release for brewing is a blood orange puree, following the release of a special grapefruit puree earlier this year. Oregon Fruit Products says the new blood orange puree contributes sweet notes reminiscent of navel oranges, but also a tinge of bitterness and acidity that marries very well with hops.  The velvet-smooth, red-orange colored puree consists of 100% blood orange juice and pulp, with no added sugar, preservatives, or additives.

Oregon Fruit originally created the puree at the request of The Rare Barrel, a highly-decorated all-sour beer company in Berkeley, Calif.

“We have been using Oregon Fruit’s raspberry puree with great success in our beer called Ensorcelled,” said Jay Goodwin, director of blending and brewing at The Rare Barrel.  “As an exclusively sour beer maker, we are always on the hunt for fruit that can add new flavor dimensions.  When Oregon Fruit asked what fruit we wanted to try next, we agreed that blood orange seemed like it would really compliment the tart notes in our beers. We look forward to using the blood orange in one of our next releases.”

“The recent grapefruit release and now the blood orange puree are both achievements of our very talented product development team,” says Chris Sarles, CEO of Oregon Fruit Products.  “We are proud to be able to develop custom flavors for brewers like The Rare Barrel, and look forward to working with more craft brewers as these flavors go into full-scale production.”

All of Oregon Fruit Products’ purees are aseptic, meaning they are flash-heated at ultra-high temperatures for a very short time to minimize microbes in the fruit puree.  The product is cooled quickly to maintain the best fresh fruit flavor and color.  The entire process is closed, with the package filled and capped in a sealed environment, without letting any contamination enter the system.  The majority of Oregon Specialty Fruit purees have a shelf life of 18 months in ambient temperature.

Oregon Fruit Products’ blood orange puree is now available in 42 lb. bag-in-box, 425 lb (55 gallon) drums, and 2,300-lb. totes.  The product is certified Kosher, made in the U.S.A., non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian.  Oregon Fruit Products does not use, nor does it allow, any of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat) in the products or processing areas.

About Oregon Fruit Products LLC

Founded in 1935, Oregon Fruit Products offers a complete line of canned, frozen and shelf-stable premium fruit for consumers, foodservice operators and ingredient sales.  The company is located in Salem, Oregon and can be found on the web at www.oregonfruit.com and www.fruitforbrewing.com.

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