LIFESTYLE / 29 OCTOBER 2021
Let’s find out the popular fruit jam for bartending on the F&B market today
Fruit jam is a cuisine with a long history. Jam is made from fruits and tubers, cooked with sugar for water to evaporate, to a dryness of 65-70%. Westerners consider jam as a traditional dish for breakfast, which can be eaten together with bread to energize for the new day. However, along with the development in cooking, today jam is also widely used in bartending and baking.
Natural fruit jams are popular for their eye-catching colors and sweet, fresh taste.
Fruit jam makes drinks tastier. They not only add color but also create a natural sweet and sour taste for the drink. Jam also helps chefs create a variety of recipes, for both savory dishes and desserts. However, are there separate standards for choosing fruit jams for bartending and for cooking? Let’s see which brand of fruit jam is used by the majority of experts!
What is the difference between past and present fruit jam?
Referring to fruit jam is referring to a rich and colorful culinary quintessence. Fruit jams possess a variety of flavors, depending on the type of fruit from which they are made. The most common are peach jam, strawberry jam, blueberry jam, mango jam, orange jam, calamansi jam, etc. because they are popular and well-loved fruits.
Fruit jams can be divided into 3 main types: sugar jam, mashed jam and frozen jam. Since ancient times, when there was no refrigerator, people created fruit jam to preserve the taste of seasonal fruits. The finished fruit jam has a high concentration of acid, which helps to keep the flavor for a long time without fear of bacteria invasion. Jam can also be easily transported, convenient for trade, helping many people enjoy new fruit flavors from other regions.
Along with the development of life, the position of jam in the culinary industry has also changed a lot.
Fruit jam in the past
In the past, Westerners used jam in a traditional breakfast. They enjoyed fruit jam with bread, coffee or milk to start the day. Sweet and sour fruit jam, served with skimmed bread, created a nutritious breakfast which is also time-saving.
Bread with fruit jam for a light, nutritious breakfast.
While Westerners use fruit jam for the main meal, jam is noted as a popular snack in Asian countries. Oriental folks like to use fruit jam on special occasions, such as Mid-Autumn Festival, New Year. They also often use fruit jam to strengthen the immune system, nourish the body and use it as a natural healing ingredient.
Natural fruit jam is mainly made by cooking sugar with fruits or tubers. With a simple way of making, jam is often made right at the home kitchen of housewives. Some traditional establishments also produce jam, but the quantity is not huge and the quality is not fully guaranteed.
Fruit jam today
Today, the culinary industry has witnessed remarkable developments of restaurants and bars with diverse culinary styles. Food and bartending experts also constantly change the recipe to please the diners. Fruit jam is not only for serving as a side-dish, but is also used for bartending, baking, topping, or even made into sauces for savory dishes. From the familiar glasses of calamansi coconut to the cool soda glasses, fruit jam is present. They give us a fresh taste and make our drinks colorful and diverse.
Fruit jams also have to go through strict production processes to ensure quality before reaching consumers. An example is Andros Chunky. With more than 100 years of production experience, Andros has selected high-quality fruit ingredients, creating a product line of Chunky fruit jams suitable for professional restaurants and bars thanks to the following advantages:
- Andros Chunky is made mainly from fruit and cane sugar. This is a product line with 45% of ingredients being natural fruits.
- Authentic fruit carcasses, no artificial fragrances and colorings, allowing customers to experience the original fruit flavor.
- The product is not made from concentrates to ensure purity.
- No preservatives.
- Convenient antibacterial aluminum doypack, keeping the fresh taste of the product.
- Wide variety of flavor options, creating a delicate beauty for every dish and drink.
Chunky fruit jam contains 45% natural fruit ingredients, offering a fresh, rich taste.
Chunky Andros fruit jam is being sought after in restaurants and cafes
Authentic Andros Chunky is the perfect solution for bartenders and culinary professionals who are looking for premium, truly natural ingredients for their creations. However, nutrition and deliciousness alone are not enough. Master bartenders are always looking for creative ways to come up with bolder, tastier flavors. Therefore, the work of exploring bartending techniques always requires a lot of time and effort from the bartender.
Understanding that hardship, Andros Asia has constantly researched and developed new product lines and new recipes to support bartenders and culinary professionals. Andros is constantly updating outstanding F&B trends, posting recipes and creating new recipes. Last summer of 2021, Andros launched two new Chunky flavors, Apricot, Acerola & Chia Chunky, making the already delicious Chunky fruit jam product line now available with more options.
Two new flavors coming out this summer from ANDROS Chunky. Have you tried them yet?
Andros Asia also periodically organizes workshops two times per year and shares practical business tips for restaurant owners. In parallel with developing a wide range of fruit ingredients for professionals in the food and beverage industry, Andros Asia hopes to be able to share great product applications in the F&B sector.
The workshops are an opportunity for Andros to help restaurant and beverage shop owners gain unique experiences with high-quality fruit blends. This will also be an interesting source of ideas for shop owners to develop more novel bartending initiatives and win more customers.
Regular workshops and seminars are an opportunity for Andros to interact and spread new ideas to restaurant and beverage shop owners.
For advice on high-quality ingredients for bartending and baking, customers can directly contact Andros Asia through the information below for dedicated advice and support!
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