Fruit vs. Puree vs. Concentrates

Coloma Frozen Foods (Nature Blessed) offers products for brewers, vintners, and similar businesses. These items include our wide line of frozen IQF fruits, frozen fruit puree, and pure concentrates. The frozen fruit products are available in either 30# or 40# cartons or 28# pails depending upon the item. Our concentrates are normally available in quarts, 1.5 gallon, 3 gallon, 5 gallon pails, and 52 gallon drums.

Fruit
All of the IQF (individually quick frozen) fruit are harvested at the peak of maturity, processed, and frozen. There is no sugar added to any IQF fruit.

Benefits: nothing better than fresh whole fruit. However, there are drawbacks with transporting, harvest times, availability year round, storage, just to name a few.

Puree
Puree is 100% natural fruit that has been processed and passed through a 0.33 inch screen to eliminate seeds, skin, etc. However, the actual pulp of the product is in the puree. Some of the uses of this product are for seedless jam and jellies. There are many wineries and breweries that also use puree products. Note: There is no sugar added to any of our purees.

Concentrates
Simply put, fruit concentrates are pure juice with the water taken out. Nothing added, nothing else taken away except the water. It can be reconstituted by simply adding water. Whole fruit is pressed to remove the juice. The raw juice is filtered to remove the pulp. The filtered juice is heated under a vacuum to evaporate the water at a lower temperature than boiling to help preserve the natural attributes of the juice. Most fruit juices are concentrated to about 60 - 70 brix. Brix, is the unit to measure the amount of soluble solids. The brix of our concentrates as well as the brix of ‘standard’ single strength are listed below on the chart. Each year the various crop will vary slightly and each application may require a slightly different concentration, the values on the chart are only a guide line.

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Concentrates Fact and Benefits:

  • All concentrates are pure fruit juices
  • No additives
  • Product never freezes solid
  • Able to be shipped by UPS (except drums)
  • Economical to ship (not shipping water)
  • Storage, when frozen, 2 years
  • For use, thaw container, use what you need form container, promptly refreeze the balance for storage.

Concentrate Offerings
Coloma Frozen Foods offers 30 different concentrates for use as flavorings and in the fermentation processes for our breweries, cideries, wineries, distilleries, and meaderies.

Please see our complete list below.

Concentrates
Products52 gal BBL5 Gallon3 Gallons 12/1 quart1.5 Gallon 6/1 quartQuarts
Apple
Apricot
Blackberry
Blood Orange
Blueberry
Cherry, Sweet
Cherry, Tart
Cranberry
Currant, Black
Currant, Red
Elderberry
Grape, Concord
Grape, White
Grapefruit, Rio Red
Grapefruit, White
Key Lime
Kiwi
Lemon
Lime
Mango (clarified)
Orange Juice
Passion Fruit
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plum, Red
Pomegranate
Raspberry, Red
Strawberry
Tangerine
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