The Fruit

We know the fruit is what makes the spread, so we search the planet for flavorful varieties that are carefully cultivated and tended to. Our suppliers are one of the most important parts of our business, and although they may be across the globe, we consider them all to be a part of our fruit-spread-making family.

THE CORE OF OUR FRUITS

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fruit varietal

Senga Sengana

Origin

China

Tasting Note

Low acidity, sweet and strong

The Senga Sengana is a medium-sized variety of strawberry with an elongated shape. As a heritage fruit, it has been grown on small farms in Europe and its seeds passed down for many generations. Cut it open and you’ll see a dark crimson with very little white, giving our spread its rich color.

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Camarosa

Origin

Turkey

Tasting Note

Low acidity, strong and sweet

These berries are of the flatter variety. Another strawberry with a dark red interior, the Camarosa also contributes to our spread’s pretty pink hue. It is a medium-sized, firmer berry with a strong flavor and powerful aroma, not to mention a generous sprinkling of cute, tiny seeds.

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Willamette Raspberry

Origin

Serbia

Tasting Note

Tart ‘n’ sweet

Willamette is known as the raspberry to make all other raspberries jealous: they’re a beautiful dark red, the perfect thimble-shaped body, potently flavored, and have a juiciness that lasts for days.

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Heritage Raspberry

Origin

Serbia and China

Tasting Note

Sweet 'n' tart

As the name suggests, Heritage Raspberries are an heirloom variety which have been grown for generations for their bountiful fall harvest and defining raspberry flavor. Many consider it to be the very best variety for canning and jams. We agree.

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Concord Grape

Origin

North America

Tasting Note

Bright

The Concord Grape is a North American staple, having first been developed as a spankin’ new variety in Concord, MA nearly 160 years ago. It caught on fast. Over 400,000 tons are now harvested every year! (That’s a lot of PB&Js.) The whole fruits are in our spread, skin and all, to hit home that robust grape taste because more of a good thing is a great thing. It also gives our spread that deep purple, luscious tint.

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Red Grape

Origin

California, USA

Tasting Note

Sweet and subtle

Bet you couldn’t guess that red grapes are extremely high in antioxidants. That’s why this fellow is a star in our Superfruit Spread. These berries (yes, a grape is a berry!) should be eaten more often, not only because they’re delicious, but because of their free radical fighting powers, too!

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White Grape

Origin

Argentina and Sicily, Italy

Tasting Note

Subtly sweet

When it comes to our white grapes we take the opposite approach from most of our other fruits: we go for the least flavored grape possible, as well as a low acidity and pale berry. We use the white grapes, you see, to create our concentrate that replaces sugar in our Just Fruit Spread line. We don’t want you tasting or seeing grape in those spreads! We want you tasting the fruit you’re after.

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Seville Orange

Origin

Seville, Spain

Tasting Note

Oooh! Sour and slightly bitter.

Seville Oranges originated in Southeast Asia but are named for the city that adopted them as their own (and are now primarily grown there): Seville, Spain. This medium-sized orange has a heavily-pocked, thick peel and is rarely eaten fresh because of its sour punch. But in a spread? You’ll eat it all day long.

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Morello Cherry

Origin

Turkey

Tasting Note

Sweetly tart

The Morello Cherry is a powerhouse of antioxidants and anthocyanins, all you have to do is take one good look at its dark red hue. We get these from Turkey where they abundantly grow, thanks to the temperate climate and sandy soil. One taste and your definition of cherries will be changed forever.

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Kent Mango

Origin

Mexico

Tasting Note

Bright, smooth

Born from the Totapuri mango from India (coveted for its sweet flesh) and a yellow mango, the Kent mango's sweet, juicy and near fibreless flesh makes it a real winner. With their rich, golden color and their face-smack of tropical goodness, we tasted this mango and knew we had to spread the sunshine!

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Igdir Apricot

Origin

Turkey

Tasting Note

Vibrant

The apricot has a long, healthy history of being cultivated and enjoyed for thousands of years. Typically you may pluck a perfectly yellow-orange fruit from the grocery store bin, but for spread, it’s all about that green blush. We took our time to find the growers that were able to provide us with just the right colored, slightly tart fruits. It was worth the effort, don’t you think?

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Wild Blueberry

Origin

Quebec, Canada

Tasting Note

Sweet yet mild

These wild blueberries have a little-known superpower of being free-radical fighters: each itty bitty berry is packed to the brim with antioxidants. Wild blueberries only grow where nature placed them, so the Boréal forest and climate of Québec is the perfect place for them to thrive.

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Čačanska Bestrna

Origin

Serbia

Tasting Note

Tartly Sweet

Our Čačanska Bestrna Blackberries come from Serbia. The best fruits have been grown there for hundreds of years, and continue to do so on family-run farms. Not only do they have an out-of-this-world taste, they also allow families to continue living happily in the rolling South Serbian mountains.

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Black Currant

Origin

Poland

Tasting Note

Lip-smackingly vibrant

You need antioxidants? Anthocyanins? You will find nothing better than the black currant to fulfill those needs. And although they look strikingly similar to our wild blueberries, they have a totally unique tartly-sweet flavor profile that will knock your socks off.

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Pomegranate

Origin

Turkey

Tasting Note

Bright, Smooth

Pomegranates have been cultivated since the ancient times across the Mediterranean regions, perhaps because of their major levels of antioxidants. Fun fact: a single pomegranate can have up to 1,400 seeds inside of it! (We counted.) (Maybe.)

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Açai

Origin

Brazil

Tasting Note

Tart-y

The açai berry has finally been recognized as the antioxidant king that it is. A very small, purplish-black fruit, it’s grown very high in palm trees in clusters of over 600 fruits. Although called a berry, açai is considered a drupe (a fruit with a stone center). In fact, the seed in these little guys can take up nearly 80% of the fruits mass.