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The "superfruits" expertise
Originally specialized in trading of dried superfruits (fruits rich in antioxidants that are supposed to have a beneficial effect on health) before its purchase by Brousse Vergez in 2014, Axe Fruit has retained this expertise in its DNA. It carries out a large part of its volumes on cranberries indeed, berries that are so popular in North America, thanks to a knowledge acquired from an American cooperative and leader in cranberry production and processing.
Axe Fruit's dried specialities also include goji berries, blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, physalis (Cape gooseberries), chia seeds or quinoa. As well as a variety of diced dried or candied fruits.
We select our dried apricots from eastern Turkey, from the region around Malatya, which is considered to be the world capital of dried apricots. Our soft dried apricots, so tender and tasty, are made from hand-picked, naturally sun-dried ripe apricots, then slightly rehydrated.
We select our dried apricots from eastern Turkey, from the region around Malatya, which is considered to be the world capital of dried apricots. The area is home to more than 7 million apricot trees! Because of this, our teams' expertise is of precious use in finding and keeping the best fruit available.
Our dried apricots are made from hand-picked, naturally sun-dried ripe apricots.
Dried apricots are an excellent source of potassium, provitamin A and iron.
Our organic dried apricots present a 100% natural amber color and have a touch of caramel in mouth.
The orange and citrus peels are obtained by a mechanical knife peeling. The whole peel is preserved, which ensure the presence of essential oils and aromatic essences of the superficial layer, guaranteeing the typical taste of citrus fruit. The homogeneity of strips is refined by cutting after confection.
Our peel strips are also avaible in dextrosed version.
The "Tuono" type is a sweet almond without any bitterness. Close engouh to the almond from Provence, this type is a little oily and suits for tasting just as it is and transformation. Our supplier is producer and work laso with several cooperatives in the Riesi region in Sicily. The almond is one of the symbol fruit of this island.
The almonds are harvested in August from the moment where the almond's husk is opened and the shell has dried under the sun.
Our Amarena cherries are candied in a heavy syrup, according to a traditionnal italian recipe.
Strong taste, they will enhance pastries, especially the famous black forest.
The goji berry is primarily grown in the mountains of Mongolia and in Western China.
Goji berries are relatively small, and orange or even pinkish in colour, with a slightly sweet/tart taste. This fruit's flavours are perfectly suitable for mixing with other dried fruits. The goji berry is a superfruit that owes its worldwide reputation for decades past to its unique and exceptional nutritional properties. A singular combination of nutrients and polysaccharides makes the berry one of the best antioxidants around. Goji berries are full of vitamins, minerals, micronutrients and amino acids - a concentrated dose of life!
Our organic goji berries come from the Tibetan Plateau in Qinghai Province and are oven dried.
Our Bigarreau cherries are candied in Italy and available whole, halves or chunks to be mixed with all the industrial preparations such as cakes or brioches of kings.
The blackcurrant is a fruit whose nutritional values and taste have made its reputation in Europe for centuries now, particularly in Northern Europe, where it is most commonly grown. Its harvest period is in July. The largest producer of blackcurrants is Poland.
The fruit is nutritional, energizing and refreshing, with a dark purple, almost black, colour. Its unique taste comes from a mix of very fruity aromas.
It is exceptionally rich in vitamin C (200 mg per 100 g of fruit), with twice as much as the kiwi and three times that of the orange. It makes for an excellent tonic, fighting both fatigue and infection. It also contains high calcium levels (60 mg per 100 g).
The cranberry is a superfruit from the Northern United States and Canada. Its cousins can be found in a number of regions around the world.
The cranberry is very firm and dense with a ruby red colour and has a slightly tart taste and a very fruity aroma. It can be eaten in any form - fresh, dried, as juice, in jam, mixed with cereal for a complete breakfast or as an accompaniment to a wide variety of preparations, including your main course (and is traditionally served along with the Thanksgiving turkey).
The cranberry is rich in vitamin C and condensed tannins, making it the first fruit to have its health claims recognized by AFSSA (French Food Safety Agency).
Our cranberries are from Wisconsin, state of the US Midwest. Located in the Great Lakes region, this land is suitable for the cultivation of the cranberry because we can find there its best allies : sand, water, sun and cold.
When the cranberry is ripe, the fields are immersed and lightly stirred to allow the berries to drop out vines and rise to the surface. Cranberry consisting of 4 small cavities filled with air, they are very light and therefore float on the surface of the immersed field. So just gather it with large buoys and then pump it up. The last step is cleaning and selecting fruits before the distribution.
We select our dried apricots from eastern Turkey, from the region around Malatya, which is considered to be the world capital of dried apricots.
Our diced dried apricots are made from hand-picked, naturally sun-dried ripe apricots.
Our organic diced dried apricots present a 100% natural amber color and have a touch of caramel in mouth.
From Italy. Our lemon and orange peel cubes are perfects for inclusions in pastries. Our citrus fruits mix, composed of 50% orange, 40% lemon and 10% citron is the special Panettone mix.
Orange and lemon cubes extra come from mechanically peeled and unsqueezed fruits, to preserve all of their flavor and guarantee a uniqne quality. They are also available in their stabilized version.
Our cubes are also available in 3x3 mm and 9x9 mm on demand.
Organic dates cubes 8x8 mm, 8 kg, from Tunisia
Figs are believed to be one of the oldest fruits cultivated by man. Enjoyed by people for millennia, this emblematic fruit of the Mediterranean Basin has left its mark on each century.
Out of respect for this heritage, we at Brousse Vergez travelled to the Aydin region of Turkey, close to the Aegean Sea, to bring back our naturally sundried, high fibre figs.
Our candied fruit cubes in Italy are a source of creativity for inclusions in pastry and bakery preparations.
From Italy. Our orchard fruits cubes are perfect for pastries inclusions.
Figs are believed to be one of the oldest fruits cultivated by man. Enjoyed by people for millennia, this emblematic fruit of the Mediterranean Basin has left its mark on each century. Out of respect for this heritage, we at Brousse Vergez travelled to the Aydin mountainous region in Turkey. Our Brousse Vergez soft figs, so deliciously fondants, are made from naturally sun-dried ripe figs then rehydrated to a maximum of 38% and finally pasteurized.
At the South West of Turkey, East of Izmir, we find the Aydin region, mountainous area and ideal land to grow figs. We give preference to long-standing relationships with our suppliers. We visit each year, our dried figs suppliers to control the whole fabrication process without forgetting growing areas to taste the first fruits of the future harvest.
Figs are believed to be one of the oldest fruits cultivated by man. Enjoyed by people for millennia, this emblematic fruit of the Mediterranean Basin has left its mark on each century. Our figs, gold-colored at its ripeness, dries naturally on the tree before falling and being picked up. They keep drying to get a beautiful beige/gold color. Soft, pleasurable and tasty, it will offer an unforgettable tasting journey.
An assortment of whole candied fruits for pastry decoration.
Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a herbaceous plant from the sage family originating in Mexico. It has been cultivated for its edible seeds since the pre-Columbian era. Since the late 1990s, these seeds have attracted the attention of nutritionists for their high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Chia seeds provide a good source of calcium and phosphorus, as well as dietary fibre and manganese. They also have excellent antioxidant powers, thanks to their polyphenols.
Their naturally small size and the delicacy of the skin give them sweetness and softness, just as a particularly delicate flavor.
Our mini figs are exclusively grown in Extremadura, in the South of Spain. Fig trees from Spain produce smaller fruits. They come from 2 varieties: Calabacita and Pajarero, 2 relatively new varieties. For 10 years now, we have been working hand in hand with our producers. Mini figs are too fragile to be handled fresh, that is why our dried mini figs are very soft and plump.
These white mulberries come from the silk mulberry tree. They are referred to in Chinese pharmacopoeia as "sang shen" and have been cultivated in China for centuries. Today, they mainly come from the Middle East and Asia Minor, although Turkey is now the main mulberry-producing country.
There are different types of mulberries: black and white. White mulberries have a better taste - slight sweet with a hint of vanilla - and a nicer texture.
Mulberries are eaten dried and whole, and are perfect in accompaniment to other berries or dried fruits, for example as finger food alongside a drink. The agro-food industry uses them to extract their anthocyanins, edible natural colouring agents. They can be incorporated when preparing ice cream, pies, blackberry liqueur or chocolate mousse.
The blueberry is a small, round berry that is purplish, almost black, in colour. It has a mild, sweet and slightly tart taste, although this can vary depending on the variety of blueberry, as can its size.
The blueberry is a low calorie fruit rich in tannins, vitamins and micronutrients. Its antioxidant properties make it a well-known berry that is frequently eaten as a "functional food". Anti-inflammatory virtues are sometimes attributed to it, along with positive effects on sight and memory.
Date paste 8 kg, conventional or organic, from Tunisia
Cultivated by the Incas centuries ago in the foothills of the Andes, they are also known as golden berries. Physalis peruviana, dubbed "love in a cage" in France, are one of the only edible varieties of physalis.
They are mainly cultivated in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, in areas where they have been growing wild for centuries.
Physalis is a small, sweet/tart fruit with a texture similar to that of a grape and are typically orange to golden in colour.
They can be eaten on their own or included in pies, jams or fruit salads.
Quinoa is a traditional plant cultivated for over 5,000 years in the highlands of South America. Despite appearances, it is not a cereal. Quinoa seed has exceptional nutritional benefits. Quinoa is rich in iron and proteins and contains all the essential amino acids, like soybeans.
Our quinoa is cultivated at high altitude, in Cajamarca (Andes, northern Peru) and Puno (city near Lake Titicaca). We work indeed with local producers who cultivate between 3,000 and 4,000 m altitude. The main harvest takes place between the months of May and June, but some producers having access to water all year round offer a second crop in October.
The South African Golden sultanas are harvested in South Africa in February and is coming from the Thompson grape type, a white grape variety. Treated not to turn brown and keep its beautiful light color from yellow to amber, this sultana is very fruity with a slightly sour taste.
The South African Golden sultanas are premium quality and medium size. It is guaranteed without any palm oil: on use sunflower oil to avoid that the grains stick together.
Raisins are concentrated packages of ready to eat energy, thanks to their rapidly absorbable sugar content. The sultanas is a grape variety seedless with a softly sweet taste, brown color, that represents 95% of the world’s production.
The region of Manisa, at the East of Turkey is the cradle of Sultanine raisins plantations. For many years, we have been keeping a trusty collaboration with our suppliers and we control entirely the sector. Raisins are hand-harvested from middle August to middle September. Once dried under the sun, raisins are mechanically sorted in order remove all foreign bodies.
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