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.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 30, 2023
Mature coconut is harvested when the nuts are around 11 to 12 months of age. The added months allows the coconut meat to thicken and the actual shell inside the husk to harden into the brown coconuts that come to mind when talking about coconuts. The husk becomes drier, and the water has a higher fat content and is less sweet as most of the nutrients have been absorbed by the coconut meat.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 16, 2023
Coconut trees are often referred to as the “Tree of Life” because every part of the tree can be used. The fronds, or whole leaves, are used as roofing for huts in the tropics, the wood from old trees can be turned into coco lumber, and the husks can be turned into coco coir fiber or rope.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on February 22, 2023
Demand for exotic fruits has grown over the past decade, and passion fruit has seen some of the highest interest. Passion fruit is delicious, nutritious, and a versatile ingredient for many food and beverage products. With its sweet and tart flavor, vibrant colors, and numerous health benefits, passion fruit is a favorite for chefs, foodies, and health-conscious consumers.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on January 31, 2023
Coconut products have gained significant popularity since coming into the mainstream in the early 2000s. From Virgin Coconut Oil to Coconut Water, coconut products have shown they are here to stay. Since the Covid pandemic started, coconut products have seen skyrocketing popularity as consumers look for products that are healthy and can improve immunity. While most popular coconut products come from the coconut fruit itself, coconut producers are turning to a new offering: products produced from coconut sap.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on November 29, 2022
Sicily is known for its famous citrus crop. The Sicilian citrus crop is a major part of the island’s economy. The blood oranges, lemons, mandarin oranges, and bergamots grown there are exported all over the world, and the locals rely on them for their livelihood. The Sicilian citrus crop has a long history, dating back to the 16th century when settlers brought oranges and lemons to Sicily from North Africa. Since then, the industry has grown steadily, with Sicilian blood oranges becoming an increasingly important part of Sicily’s economy. Today, the citrus industry is responsible for about 10% of Sicily’s total agricultural production.
Written and Published by BMT Foods on October 10, 2022
BMT Foods attended the International Citrus and Beverage Conference (ICBC) in Clearwater, FL last month. The event was a chance for citrus processors from all of the citrus growing regions to be present and discuss the latest developments in regional citrus crop trends. Among the different citrus growing regions, Mexico is a clear leader and key player in worldwide citrus growing and production. Today, we explore Mexico’s citrus crop and why it is vital to the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.