Blog

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.

Prickly Pear Puree: A Culinary Delight from Peru and Mexico

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 28, 2024

 

The vibrant landscapes of Peru and Mexico boast a culinary treasure and staple: prickly pear puree. Derived from the succulent fruit of the prickly pear cactus, this exotic puree boasts a unique blend of sweet, tangy flavors and a vibrant hue that adds a burst of color and taste to a wide array of culinary creations. Learn more about prickly pear puree and why it is a popular, versatile ingredient for many food and beverage products.

 

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BMT Foods Announces New Organic Certified Distributor Designation

Written and Published by BMT Foods on May 8, 2024

 

BMT Foods is thrilled to announce that we are now officially organic certified distributors for all of your organic product needs. This achievement is a significant milestone in our commitment to providing high-quality organic products to our global customer base. This certification comes in response to recent USDA regulations aimed at strengthening the enforcement of organic standards within the food supply chain.

 

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Peruvian Passion Fruit: 2024 Crop Update and What to Expect

Written and Published by BMT Foods on April 22, 2024

 

Passion fruit is a popular tropical fruit used in many different food and beverage products around the world. It is a great ingredient in numerous recipes and in high demand. It has numerous health benefits. What is the state of the 2024 Peruvian passion fruit crop and what can you expect?

 

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Happy New Year from BMT Foods!

Written and Published by BMT Foods on December 28, 2023

 

As 2023 comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our partners, customers and suppliers for your support over the years. This last year was filled with new triumphs as well as challenges for us all. Read our latest blog post.

 

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Sicilian Blood Oranges: A Unique Citrus Product and What to Expect This Season

Written and Published by BMT Foods on November 16, 2023

 

Sicily is known for its delicious citrus fruit offerings. The country grows everything from lemons to oranges but is especially known for its exceptional blood orange crop. What do we expect for this year’s blood orange crop? Read our latest blog post.

 

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Orange Juice and Orange Juice Concentrate: 2023-24 Crop Update and What to Know

Written and Published by BMT Foods on October 5, 2023

 

Oranges are loved worldwide and are a staple fruit throughout the year, but particularly during the winter months. Brazil and Mexico lead the world in orange crop production. What is in store for this year’s orange crop? What can buyers expect? Read our latest orange crop update.

 

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Wild Blueberries: What to Expect for This Year’s Wild Blueberry Crop

Written and Published by BMT Foods on July 6, 2023

 

Wild blueberries are cherished for their exceptional taste and health benefits. Whether enjoyed fresh, frozen, or incorporated into various food and beverage products, wild blueberries offer a delightful way to enhance both the taste and nutrition of any meal. Wild blueberries are a healthy fruit with many nutritional benefits.

 

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Mature Coconuts: A Key Ingredient in Many Different Coconut Products

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.

 

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Young Coconuts: A Popular Food Ingredient

An Overview of Young Coconut: Healthy and Perfect for Food Production

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.

 

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Peruvian Passion Fruit: 2023 Crop Update and Overview

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.

 

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Coconut Sap: What Food Products are Made From It?

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.

 

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An Overview of the Sicilian Citrus Crop: Blood Oranges, Lemons, & More

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.

 

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Mexican Citrus: 2022-2023 Crop Overview and Orange Juice Outlook

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.

 

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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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