Recipe Inspiration: Asia Pacific

August 2021

Convenience is top-of-mind for APAC consumers, but so are flavor, nutrition and a clean label. With artificial preservatives and sugar reduction in the spotlight, it’s more critical than ever to be innovating with recognizable, plant-based ingredients.

Versatile and easy to blend in existing recipes, freeze-dried fruits and vegetables make it easier to create healthier foods and beverages with standout taste, texture and a cleaner label. With a long, ambient shelf life, freeze-dried ingredients stay fresh month-after-month.

Curious how these ingredients could fit into an existing recipe, or looking for some NPD inspiration? Check out some of our innovative ideas for the APAC market:

Memorable meal solutions


Whether you’re creating an instant noodle product, salad kit, or a seasoning mix, you can create a memorable flavor experience by combining freeze-dried fruit and vegetable ingredients. Bringing together freeze-dried ginger, carrot and pea can help you deliver rich flavor along with vibrant color and a nutritional boost in ramen.


Functional snacks for the mind and body


Freeze-dried fruits can be a healthy addition for snack mixes, bars and baked treats, adding natural, authentic fruit flavors and important nutritional benefits. Give your snack products a holistic health boost with nutrient-rich ingredients like ginger, beets, and oranges.


Low/no sugar beverages


Looking for a natural sweetener that can help you innovate low or no sugar beverage offerings? Freeze-dried fruits have a natural sweetening effect, reducing the need for added sugar or artificial sweeteners in beverage formulations. They infuse to a higher degree than fresh or traditionally dried, releasing bright color and flavor almost instantly. Check out our recipes for Infused Mixed Berry, Lavender & Rose Tea and Blackberry, Elderflower and Lemon Sparkling Water for more inspiration.

Whether you are working on something new or reformulating to meet emerging trends, our team can help you to find a solution that adds value. Contact us today at customer.services@chaucerfoods.com to request a sample or more information.

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