Common chicory (Cichorium intybus) is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant (not to be confused with curly endive, Cichorium endivia—also commonly called “chicory”). The plant is a member of the dandelion family and usually bears bright blue (and rarely pink or white) flowers.
Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or roots (var. sativum), which are baked and ground for use as a coffee substitute or additive. It is also grown as a forage crop for livestock. Common chicory is native to Europe, where it still grows wild, and it is now also widely naturalized in North America, China, and Australia.
The new portfolio of dehydrated chicory products from Bon Secour Valley Ingredients includes a range of diced and powder varieties, making it
an ideal ingredient in food applications such as bakery items, snacks, cereals, savory blends, pet treats, as well as many other functional foods. And with high levels of inulin, chicory opens up new possibilities for creating new and unique food products with nutritional and functional value.
The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is
The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its larger, more palatable taproot with a less woody texture. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in preparation of salads, and carrot salads are a tradition in many regional cuisines.
Bon Secour Valley Ingredients is introducing a portfolio of dehydrated carrot products designed to broaden formulation opportunities for the food scientist and to expand traditional uses of carrot taproot. With our diverse offerings of cubed
to fine powder preparations, our dehydrated carrot products are specially designed for food applications ranging from soups to bakery items to snacks and other dry blends.
The sweet potato or kumara (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous root is a root vegetable. The plant is a herbaceous perennial vine, bearing alternate heart-shaped or palmate-lobed leaves and medium-sized sympetalous flowers.
The edible tuberous root is long and tapered, with a smooth skin ranging in color between yellow, orange, red, brown, purple, and beige. Its flesh varies in color from beige through white, red, pink, violet, yellow, orange, and purple. Sweet potato varieties with white or pale yellow flesh are less sweet and moist than those with red, pink, or orange flesh.
The unique and vibrant color and flavor profiles of our new dehydrated sweet potato portfolio open up doors for the food scientist to create
more natural looking and tasting food systems. And with varieties ranging from fine powders to diced and specialty cuts, our dehydrated sweet potato products serve as ideal ingredients and food sources for a variety of applications, including sauces, pet treats, snacks, and many other optional food systems.
Fresh grown Kale that offers nutritional benefits such as:
- High in iron
- High in Calcium, Vitamin K, A, and C.
- Full of powerful antioxidants and other valuable vitamins and minerals