Freeze-Dried Fruit

Shandong Province is home to some of the most advanced freeze drying factories in the world.
Whilst we do not own a freeze drying facility ourselves, we have many years of experience in supplying fruit to such factories on a toll charge basis and marketing the freeze dried products. We promote transparency and all facilities used in the process may be audited by our customers.
Dragon’s Garden fruits are available as freeze dried whole fruit, slices or powders.

Infused, Dried Fruit

For many years now, the message from most consumers has been a reluctance to choose dried fruit that has been sulphured and/or has had artificial colours added. Our response has been to build a new factory to produce juice infused dried fruit, without sulphur and colours. Our products have a prominent position in the UK market and our portfolio includes strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, blueberries and others.

IQF Fruit

We produce the following IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) fruit:
• Strawberries
• Raspberries
• Blueberries
• Blackberries
• Blackcurrants
• Lingonberries
• Apricots
• Peaches
• Pears
and many more, including:
• Retail bags of individual fruits
• Retail bags of combinations
Our capabilities include dicing, slicing and sugar addition which allows us to maximise important characteristics such as fruit firmness and integrity.
We have a dedicated team of workers in our chilled packing room that have helped us win consistent and growing business in packing frozen berries and other fruit for retail and food service. A wide range of packaging options is available.

Jams & Fruit Preparations

Our latest investment is the installation of cooking kettles for the production of fruit preparations for the bakery and dairy industries, as well as traditional jams. Our standard pack is a 10kg heat sealed bag in box.
Please get in touch with us if you have a recipe you would like produced with high quality and competitive cost.

Organic

The main crops on our organic farms are strawberries and blackberries; we grow the strawberry varieties Totem and Honeoye which are prized for their intense red colour and good flavour, and the blackberry variety Kiowa, bred by the University of Nebraska. We also grow raspberries and cultivated blueberries. As we grow our own raw materials as well as processing and packing we have excellent traceability for our organic items.
The following organic fruits are available as IQF, purees, puree nuggets, dried or freeze-dried:
· strawberries
· raspberries
· blueberries
· blackberries
· blackcurrants
· lingonberries

Purees & Puree Cubes

Our factory produces seed in and seed out purees of berries and other fruit and vegetables. Generally, we do not heat treat our purees and ship frozen in a variety of packaging options such as cartons, pails or drums. This allows the full flavour, nutrient value and colour of the original fruit to be retained.
Our purees include:
• Apricot
• Blackberry
• Blackcurrant
• Blueberry
• Lingonberry
• Passion fruit
• Peach
• Pear
• Raspberry
• Strawberry
• Yumberry (yang mei)
… and many more.
We have blending capabilities at our factory and can deliver quite complex blended puree recipes. Furthermore, our packaging options range from cubes of 5g, 20g or 30g to cover all demands.
This option results in:
• Easy portion control
• Easy handling
• Attractive appearance
• Flexible packaging
This is a popular option for the smoothie industry.