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Creative Condiments Add
a Layer of Flavor
Today's consumers crave flavor adventure
while also being mindful of nutrition. One of
the easiest ways for culinary professionals to
address consumer demand for variety is with
sauces.
The same meatball recipe can travel the world
when served with a different cooking sauce.
Go to Tuscany with heavily seasoned marinara
and then to Southeast Asia with masala. Along
the way, explore the many variations of U.S.
barbecue. The Carolinas skew tangy and spicy
with the generous use of vinegar along with
cayenne, black pepper, crushed red pepper, hot
sauce and yellow mustard. In contrast, St. Louis
barbecue tends to be quite sweet with a bit of
acid because its tomato base is blended with
apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic and honey.
Kansas City barbecue uses a similar base but
adds more layers of flavor with smoke and
molasses. Meanwhile, Texans favor spice and
heat, with just a hint of sweetness. Here you
will find sauces made with tomato and vinegar
seasoned with an array of chiles, onions or garlic,
and Worcestershire.
Sausages and burgers, too, become an entirely
different menu item through the use of flavorful
condiments and toppings, such as fruit chutneys
and mole. Latin America-centric condiments
emphasize chiles and cilantro, while in Asia
toppings are often based on soy sauce, with
sesame, ginger and sugar.
Manufacturers of cooking and condiment sauces
have become very aggressive in exploring global
cuisines, using authentic ingredients to deliver
robust flavors and textures. Many have also

About Sunsweet Ingredients
Sunsweet Ingredients are produced by Sunsweet
Growers Inc., a grower-owned cooperative
founded in the valleys of Northern California in
1917. Headquartered in Yuba City, Calif., Sunsweet
has evolved into a global company with wide
international distribution of branded retail products
and dispersed production operations in California,
Chile and Argentina. All of the processing takes place
at the company's 22-acre factory in Yuba City, which
is the largest dried plum processing facility in the
world.
Even after 100 years in business, the core of
Sunsweet's mission has always been the same: to

started considering consumers' desires to make
better-for-you dietary choices, such as sauces
with lower sodium and sugar contents.
Sunsweet Ingredients improve the healthfulness
of all types of sauces. A number of prune
plum ingredients have been shown to enhance
existing natural flavors, allowing for lower salt
and sugar levels in sauce formulation. In many
cases, their rich color and sheen also eliminates
the need for formulators to use caramel color or
other artificial additives to enhance appearance.
Rick Perez, research and development chef
and spokesperson for Sunsweet Growers Inc.,
Yuba City, Calif., and his team developed a
number of no-added-sugar sauces ranging from
a marinara with 2% prune plum ingredients to
a barbecue sauce with more than 25% prune
plum ingredients, with variations in between. It
all works because of the prune plum's acidity,
richness and well-rounded sweetness.

provide consumers great eating experiences and
good health. The practices of Sunsweet's growers
ensure the best flavor, nutrient levels and consistency
in the industry.

For more information about Sunsweet
Ingredients, visit Sunsweetingredients.com.


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