Fruit Powder Secrets: Why Chefs Love Fruit Powder

A few years ago a caterer from CNN called wanting to order some fruit powder from us. We were already selling our freeze dried fruit at that point, but this was a specific request not for the fruit, but for the powder.

When a caterer from CNN calls wanting to buy fruit powder, what do you do? You sell fruit powder! Now we can’t keep fruit powder in stock. As soon as it comes in, it’s gone again. (Don’t worry though: with just a couple clicks you can be added to our waiting list so you’ll be the first to know when it’s available.)

So why is our fruit powder so popular? Well, for several reasons, actually. Chefs, like that caterer from CNN, love fruit powder because it imparts amazing, fruit-rich flavor, and it doesn’t weigh desserts down with extra moisture. You can achieve amazing culinary results with fruit powder that you simply can’t with fresh fruit. But that’s not the only reason.

Saves Time

To make your own fruit powder, you need special equipment and / or a lot of time to spare. Dehydrating fruit takes time and requires the use of a dehydrator, which can be a costly investment. Alternatively, you can set your oven on low and bake fresh fruit for hours on end in order to dehydrate it, but this isn’t a very energy efficient way to go. In either case, prepping the fruit can be time consuming: not only do you have to wash, peel, and in some cases, de-seed fruit, but, in order to dehydrate, you need to cut it up into small pieces. In sum: freeze dried fruit can end up saving you time and money.

Packs a Punch

Freeze dried fruit powder packs a punch of flavor, as well as valuable vitamins and minerals. Look for fruit powder that doesn’t have any added sugar or preservatives, so you can get all the natural goodness from fruit and berries without unnecessary additives.

Always in Season

Who says you can’t enjoy sweet strawberries in the dead of winter? With freeze dried fruit powder, even sunny, tropical fruits are always in season. In powder form, it’s lightweight and ready to use by the spoonful for whatever fresh flavor you’re craving, anytime of year.  

Natural Food Coloring

Have you ever read the ingredients on artificial coloring? It may make your iced cookies or cakes look vibrant and eye-catching, but artificial food coloring is anything but natural. With freeze dried fruit powder you can decorate cakes, cupcakes, and more with bright, beautiful colors the natural way. Go ahead and just fold it into your buttercream frosting – it’s that easy! (Just sift out the bits – you can sprinkle those atop your dessert for a decorative effect.)

Natural Flavoring

Freeze dried fruit powder can be added for a tang of sweetness without the need for artificial sweeteners. Substitute it in low-calorie, low-fat recipes calling for artificial sweeteners, for a healthier alternative that tastes naturally delicious.

Need more convincing that fruit powder is the way to go? Here are some tips for how you can use fruit powder to make your day more delicious and bright. Have some ideas for using fruit powder that you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.

Uses For Fruit Powder

  • Sprinkle on low fat Greek yogurt
  • Use with hot cereal
  • Fold into granola
  • Breakfast smoothies
  • Add to milk for a fruity kid-approved treat
  • Use in fruit sauces and compotes
  • Add to baked treats
  • Fold into muffins and breads
  • Use in frosting for natural coloring
  • Roll raw truffles in fruit powder
At Harmony House we currently offer the following fruit powders: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Mango, Papaya, Peach, Pineapple, Raspberry, and Strawberry.