Friday, March 5, 2010

Exotic Taste of Central America

Earlier this week, NuBev too a short jaunt down to Central America. The Goal: To explore new exotic fruits and ingredients for beverages.
Not only was it exciting to taste fresh exotic fruit not typically found in the States, it was interesting to find reputable sources of concentrates, purees and in some cases powdered extracts. We now hope to explore the health benefits of these fruits and the ability to deliver functionality in a beverage application. Some fruits included Guanabana which is very subtle and mild tasting and Portugal, an acidic tangerine like citrus. We also had the opportunity to work with some fancy new fruits that are so exciting we prefer to keep to ourselves for now!!!
Just a little bit more due diligence before we open the treasure chest...
We also had success finding fabulous tasting passionfruit, pineapple and mango.

NEXT STOP: Carribean (March) FRANCE (April)

For more info, feel free to call NuBev to discuss your new exotic beverage project.