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The apricot is the “little ray of yellow sunshine” among the sweet stone fruits. While peaches and nectarines are often very juicy, the fruit of the apricot tends to be soft and mealy, making it easier to eat.
With 280 mg of potassium, 0.7 mg of iron, and 1.6 mg of provitamin A (carotene) per 100 g, the apricot delivers a wealth of nutrients. The body can transform carotene into vitamin A, which plays an important role in cell growth as well as skin and eye health.
Apricots also contain vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus. These substances are essential for carbohydrate metabolism, energy metabolism, the immune system, and for the teeth and bones.
We sell apricot halves from one of the largest canning companies – Langeberg & Ashton Foods based in South Africa. The fruits are minimally processed and taste great in baked goods, cereals, and desserts.
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There are over 5,000 varieties of pear worldwide, which differ in the details of their peel, juice content, and aroma. What unites them: pears are rich in fiber; a medium-sized fruit contains about 6 g of it. Add to that vitamin A and C, as well as various B vitamins, sulfur, copper, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Gentle on the stomach and easy to digest, pears are particularly suitable for baby food.
Bösch Boden Spies exclusively sells pear halves from South Africa, canned by Langeberg & Ashton Foods.
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Fruit cocktails from Langeberg & Ashton Foods are normally processed from the end of January to the end of March. It is made by diced pears and peaches, pineapple pieces, seedless grapes and blended with Maraschino cherries imported from Italy.
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Tart cherries are becoming more and more popular, because their taste and the vital substances they contain are superior to many other fruit varieties. Since 1960, the production volume worldwide has nearly doubled.
One very special variety is the Montmorency tart cherry cultivated in the region around Travers City, Michigan. The composition of its ingredients is unique, and their balanced ratio makes this a real power-fruit.
Research has shown that eating this cherry can trigger healing effects. The anthocyanins it contains, which are responsible for the dark red color, are valuable antioxidants and can also contribute to reducing pain and inflammation. The melatonin content helps to improve our natural sleep rhythm.
Montmorency cherries are among the few fruits that taste equally good dried and fresh. Advanced drying technology results in optimal moisture content, combined with sweetness and an authentic fruit flavor. An appealing appearance and texture, and the absence of dyes, are just some of the other advantages. Montmorency tart cherries are used as an ingredient in cereals and yoghurt, or eaten on their own as a snack.
/ IMAGE 5- Peaches
Originally peaches came from China, which is still where most peaches are cultivated. In principle, however, this plant in the rose family grows in every region on earth where a warm and dry climate prevails.
When perfectly ripe, its fruit pulp is juicy and sweet. With prodigious amounts of provitamin A, iron, calcium, and potassium, as well as B vitamins, peaches are appreciated by connoisseurs and health-conscious consumers alike.
A large proportion of the peach harvest is canned. Peach halves are popular in fruit salad, on cakes or as dessert. The fruit is also ideal for combining with savory salads or in meat dishes.
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The origins of the tomato lie in Central and South America, where it was cultivated by the Mayans and other peoples. We have Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadors, who brought the plant to Europe, to thank for its cultivation in our latitudes.
Centuries of cultivation have led to the existence of about 2,500 varieties worldwide. The fine red fruit has become a versatile favorite in nearly every cuisine around the world. Its high-quality ingredients support the health of the entire body. Tomatoes are said to provide protection from heart disease and arteriosclerosis – thanks to lycopene, a substance with antioxidant properties. It is interesting to note that the lycopene in tomato puree or juice is much more easily absorbed by the body than that found in fresh products.
Tomatoes are also an important supplier of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. They are low-calorie, healthy and are making their way into more and more food categories. Due to the demand for new flavors, tomato yogurt, snack products with dried tomatoes, or savory tomato spreads have become quite commonplace.
Besides serving the European food industry’s demand for high-quality tomato products, Bösch Boden Spies also constantly develops new ideas for creating new sales potentials for this powerhouse of the fruit kingdom.
Our partners include Morningstar and Unfasa as well as some of the foremost manufacturers in Spain. Our juice concentrates, NFC, diced tomatoes, puree and organic products all come from cultivation areas with the highest quality standards.