PENNSAUKEN, NJ. — Puratos USA has unveiled its “fruit experience,” which allows participants to follow the Michigan cherry from field to fork, bringing more traceability to the sweet baked goods category. Visitors see a cherry harvest, the processing of cherries and fruit-centric desserts inspired by consumer trends.

Visitors learn how to leverage harvest cycles to optimize their supply chains. Technical advisers show the versatility of fruit fillings to solve production challenges around clean label, performance and taste. Other insights include the environmental and economic impacts of reducing food waste and data inclusive of physical characteristics, microbiological tests and sensory evaluation outcomes.

“Our proprietary Taste Tomorrow research shows that consumers are increasingly focused on holistic health and sustainability, seeking out ingredients that feed their emotional, physical and mental well-being,” said Jessica Blondeel, product director for sweet goods for Pennsauken-based Puratos USA. “The fruit experience is a great way to train buyers, R&D and even senior executives to understand the power of fruit fillings to deliver the nutrition, flavor and storytelling consumers want while increasing operational efficiency for manufacturers.”