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Freeze-Dried Pomegranate Arils

All of the Flavor with None of the Fuss!

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MOMENCE, ILLINOIS… (August 27, 2009) - When looking to enjoy the great flavor and health benefits of pomegranate without all of the fuss, Freeze-dried Pomegranate Arils from Van Drunen Farms (VDF) are the perfect solution!

Despite their leather-like skin, pomegranates are actually part of the berry family, containing many seeds. Each seed is surrounded by a juicy, scarlet colored aril which contains the pomegranate pulp and is the only edible portion of the fruit. They taste both sweet and sour and are both crunchy and chewy—a distinctly different and flavorful treat. However, separating the arils from the tough membranes of fresh pomegranates is labor intensive and time-consuming, yielding only about one half cup of edible fruit from each pomegranate. VDF now offers Freeze-dried Pomegranate Arils that eliminate all the work and provide a flavorful, versatile and nutritious product.

Like other berries, pomegranates are high in vitamin C and potassium and are a good source of fiber while being low in calories. Pomegranates also contain high amounts of antioxidants.

With a pop of color and a unique flavor accent, VDF Freeze-dried Pomegranate Arils are great to use as salads toppers, with granola and in snack mixes. Use them to add a bit of culinary flare to a variety of dishes from roasted chicken to fresh vegetables—just sprinkle a few on top and voila!

Pomegranate is a fresh and delicious ingredient choice, so let Van Drunen Farms help you add color, flavor and texture to your products with Freeze-dried Pomegranate Arils.

About Van Drunen Farms

Van Drunen Farms is a family-owned company, located in the fertile farmland of the Midwest. VDF is a primary processor of culinary, all-natural, and functional food ingredients, specializing in certified organic and conventional fruits, vegetables, herbs, and specialty products for the food industry. Customization is our specialty. For more information, contact Irv Dorn at tel: 815-472-3100 or fax: 815-472-3850, or sales@vandrunen.com