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At BMT Foods, we specialize in many different types of fruit and vegetable juices, concentrates, purees, and more. Through our blog, you will find insights into some of our product specializations. You can explore our blog posts below.

2022 Apple Crop State and Outlook: What to Expect

Written and Published by BMT Foods on August 29, 2022

 

Apples are America’s favorite fruit – a household staple during the fall and winter months. One of the most popular fruits in the world, apples are known for their sweetness and nutritional value. There are more than 7,500 types of apples grown around the world, and each variety has its own unique flavor. While some are tart and acidic, others are sweet and rich. Apples are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage. Studies have linked eating apples to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.

 

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Wild Blueberries: A Popular and Nutritious Fruit in High Demand

Written and Published by BMT Foods on July 20, 2022

 

Wild blueberries are a popular and beloved healthy fruit with a delicious, sweet flavor. Blueberries can be added to almost any dish or eaten by themselves. There is consistently high demand for wild blueberries due to their versatility and delicious taste.

Wild blueberries provide many health benefits for optimal health and well-being.

 

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The 2022 Tomato Crop Outlook: What to Expect This Year

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 26, 2022

 

Tomatoes can be used in nearly every type of cooking. They are beloved for the unique taste and acidity they add to many dishes. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants, and they have been linked with a reduced risk of several diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Tomatoes are also a good source of fiber and potassium.

California is the largest American grower of tomatoes with a year-round crop. Traditionally, the tomato market has been stable with a steady crop, but recent developments at home and abroad have changed that.

 

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Mexican Oranges Delayed: 2022 Mexican Orange Season Outlook

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 4, 2022

 

As we progress further through Spring, the BMT Foods team would like to update our customers on this year’s Mexican orange crop. The 2022 Mexican orange season is proving challenging. Mexico is a key source for many of the oranges used in juices and those sold in supermarkets to consumers, so the state of the 2022 Mexican orange crop is being watched closely.

 

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Lemon Crop for 2022: Southern Hemisphere Outlook

Written and Published by BMT Foods on March 29, 2022

 

With Spring upon us, the BMT Foods team would like to update our customers on the state of the Southern Hemisphere lemon crop this year. As we move through 2022, the Southern Hemisphere is seeing a larger lemon crop. Argentinian lemons are considered to be the best in the world, due to their high quality and flavor, so we are watching developments in that market very closely.

 

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Mexican Raspberries & Strawberries: “Red Gold” Berries with Lots of Nutrients

Written and Published by BMT Foods on January 27, 2022

 

Raspberries in Mexico are sometimes referred to as “red gold” because they are one of the fastest growing fruits in the country and several different varieties are grown for the fresh and processing markets. Raspberries are one of the healthiest fruits, being high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and other nutrients.

 

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Cacao Water: The Antioxidant Superfood Drink

Written and Published by BMT Foods on December 28, 2021

 

Cacaofruit, from the cacao tree, is the source of something millions of us eat each day: chocolate. However, did you know that cacaofruit is full of nutrients, including antioxidants that can help reduce numerous health issues? Today, the nutrients of the cacaofruit are typically consumed in the form of cacao water.

 

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Cranberries: A Thanksgiving Tradition and Superfood

Written and Published by BMT Foods on November 22, 2021

 

Every year, cranberries and cranberry sauce are staples on many tables on Thanksgiving. After all, the sweet and sour taste of the cranberry complements turkey, and other Thanksgiving sides, perfectly. But did you know that cranberries are also a superfood with vast nutritional benefits?

 

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Coconut Nectar: The Healthier Sweetener Alternative

Written and Published by BMT Foods on July 20, 2021

 

People are familiar with two key sweetening ingredients in a wide variety of recipes – maple syrup and agave – as these ingredients can really boost the flavor of even the simplest recipe or creation. However, both products are high in sugar and calories. Furthermore, cane sugar and honey, two other sweeteners, are also high in calories and raise blood sugar levels very quickly.

 

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Aminos vs. Traditional Soy Sauce

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 24, 2021

 

Many people love soy sauce because it enhances the flavor of just about everything. Soy sauce has a salty taste that brings a lot of flavor to everything from the simplest meals to complex recipes. However, much of this flavor is due to the fact that traditional soy sauce is loaded with sodium.

 

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Winter/Spring 2021 Seasonal Crop Update

Written and Published by BMT Foods on March 10, 2021

 

With Spring just on the horizon in the Northern Hemisphere, the team at BMT Foods provides the following update on two of our most in-demand seasonal crops: Sicilian Blood Orange and Argentine lemons. Although we are seeing encouraging signs for both crops, various challenges remain, and we continue to monitor the development of both crops into the Spring.

 

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The Prickly Pear: An Exotic and Magical Superfood with a Rich and Unique Color

Written and Published by BMT Foods on November 11, 2020

 

The prickly pear cactus is a hearty growing cactus that grows in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. This cactus is best known for the unique and exotic fruits (called pears) that it produces. Through our relationships with our trusted suppliers in both Mexico (in the Northern Hemisphere) and Peru (in the Southern Hemisphere), BMT Foods supplies prickly pear puree year-round.

 

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Why the Maquiberry is Truly a Superfood

Written and Published by BMT Foods on September 21, 2020

 

The maquiberry, a deep purple color berry, grows on the maquiberry tree in Chile in South America. Maqui is one of the three plants that make up the sacred altar of the Mapuches, the pre-Columbian indigenous culture of the south of the country. In Mapudungun, the Mapuches original language, Maqui means “black berry.”

 

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The Health Benefits of Lemon Juice

Written and Published by BMT Foods on July 30, 2020

 

Lemons are packed with vitamin C, folate, and essential trace elements such as copper, potassium, and magnesium that are beneficial to the optimal health of the body. Lemon juice can help boost the immune system, aid digestion, and boost liver function, as well as provide other health benefits.

 

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June 2020 Coconut Market Price Updates and News

Written and Published by BMT Foods on June 30, 2020

 

Periodically, BMT Foods, working closely with our suppliers and partners, updates customers and the public on market trends relating to coconut and other products. Read our June 2020 update for the latest insights into the coconut market across the globe.

 

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The Health Benefits of Elderberry Juice Against Viruses and More

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 5, 2020

 

There’s no doubt that berries are chock full of nutritional benefits. From the blueberry with its rich source of anthocyanins to the high vitamin C content of strawberries, berries are a great choice for any meal or snack. One berry that may be less familiar but is being increasingly recognized for its health properties is the elderberry. Commonly used in juices, jams, and jellies, the elderberry is an underappreciated nutrient superstar. What are the health benefits of elderberry juice?

 

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The Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Written and Published by BMT Foods on April 8, 2020

 

Those who live in the sunny tropics are no stranger to the refreshing, nutty drink derived from the coconut—it has been a signature drink of the warmer regions of our planet for many centuries. But as coconut water offers many natural health advantages, in recent years it has become very popular around the world, especially among the health-conscious. Let’s explore some of the naturally-occurring health benefits of coconut water.

 

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The Deliciousness (+ Health Benefits) of Coconut Yogurt

Written and Published by BMT Foods on November 21, 2019

 

We hear a lot these days about the benefits of yogurt, particularly when it comes to maintaining good digestion and a healthy gut. But what about those who prefer a plant-based diet? How can these people receive the probiotic health benefits of yogurt without having to consume an animal-based product associated with environmental and health issues? One answer: coconut yogurt made from coconut milk. Coconut yogurt offers many of the same health benefits of dairy yogurt, with the added benefits of naturally occurring vitamins and other benefits that only plant-based products can provide.

 

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5 Healthy Reasons to Love Everything Pumpkin

Written and Published by BMT Foods on October 31, 2019

 

If there’s any food that basically defines the arrival of fall, it’s pumpkin. We enjoy pumpkin flavors in all sorts of places—pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, and even pumpkin juice. As it turns out, this “guilty pleasure” is loaded with health benefits, so, no cause to feel guilty.

Let’s look at five healthy reasons to love everything(!) pumpkin, valid any time of year.

 

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6 Health Benefits of Sweet Potato Juice

Written and Published by BMT Foods on September 25, 2019

 

In the past few years, the sweet potato has emerged in popularity as more than just the stuff of casseroles, pies and that candied dish Aunt Susan brings to holiday dinners. Many people now use sweet potatoes as a tastier, healthier alternative to white potatoes (sweet potato fries, anyone?). But even that doesn’t tell the whole story. As it turns out, sweet potatoes are among the most all-around nutritious and sustaining foods available and juicing them can amplify their health benefits. BMT Foods offers sweet potato juice concentrate among its wide variety of healthy juice products.

The health benefits of sweet potato juice are practically too many to count—so we’ve compressed the list down to the top six.

 

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5 Health Benefits of Cucumber Juice

Written and Published by BMT Foods on September 4, 2019

 

For years, the cucumber has been valued for its refreshing flavor and hydrating properties, which is why cucumber-infused water is often the beverage of choice in upscale day spas and hotel lobbies. But cucumbers offer more than just great flavor; in fact, many nutritionists and wellness professionals have touted cucumber juice for its rich vitamin and mineral content, as well as for its detoxification benefits. BMT Foods specializes in both HPP-Ready frozen, raw cucumber juice, and cucumber juice concentrate.

Researchers have noted a number of health benefits associated with drinking cucumber juice. Let’s look at five of them.

 

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Three Trends from June BevNET Live & Cannabis Conferences in NYC

Written and Published by BMT Foods on July 1, 2019

 

BMT Foods attended the BevNET Live Beverage & Cannabis Conferences in NYC, June 12th-14th. BevNET Live showcased exciting developments within the beverage industry – and BMT Foods had a front-row seat to the latest and greatest.

BMT Foods listened in on various beverage product presentations and demonstrations. Read three of the most-notable beverage trends at BevNET Live this year.

 

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Six Health Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 30, 2019

 

Tart cherries are typically consumed dried, frozen, juiced, or fresh. They are frequently found in jams and preserves and are used for cherry pies and other delicious cherry treats. Besides being delicious, they are also nutritious. At BMT Foods, we specialize in offering tart cherry juice (both NFC and concentrate.)

Many nutritionists agree tart cherries can boost one’s overall health. Read about six noteworthy health benefits consuming tart cherry juice provides.

 

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