Berry juice concentrates are 100% natural with no added sugar or other preservatives. Some of our concentrates are also available as organic products. NFC Juices have been processed as little as possible.
100% berry powder is made of top quality raw material ensuring that all valuable vitamins, natural flavonoids and minerals are preserved. Spray-dried berry powders are made of 100% berry juice concentrate by spray drying.
In making the berry purées without seeds, the skin and the seeds are separated from the berry, thus leaving only the juice and the pulp in the end product.
First-class, clean berries are always used to produce dried berries and berry powders.
Frozen berries are cleaned using a separation system which has a metal detector, a color separator and an X-ray machine.
Liquid sugar or pear juice concentrate are used to sweeten the sugar infused berries.
The wild cranberry is a low-growing shrub reaching 10–80 cm in length. The berry is globose, 10–15 mm in diameter or teardrop-shaped and widening either at the tip or base. The berry is red or a deep bluish red and acidic to the taste. Cranberries can be picked from the end of September until the first snow and then again from under the snow in spring.
The cranberry is a good source of vitamin C. Because of its thick skin, the cranberry is also a good source of fibre.
In the food industry cranberries are used to produce beverages, soups, dried berries and berry powders as well as grain and dairy products. Cranberries are rich in pectin which is a natural gelling agent and makes them an excellent ingredient for jams, jellies and marmelades. By-product fractions in berry processing are suitable for example for animal feed and cosmetic applications.
Cranberries of Kiantama are mainly grown wild in pine bogs. Depending of the harvest season and availability the cranberries are EU-origin. Cranberries are also available in organic quality depending on the product range.