Royal Ridge Fruits launches Tart Cherry Juice in US
US-based Royal Ridge Fruits has introduced new product Tart Cherry Juice concentrate, which is produced from dried Montmorency cherries.
The concentrate product was launched under the company's Stoneridge Orchards brand. The cherries are grown largely in the US and Canada, and contain natural flavonoid compound anthocyanin, which contributes to the ruby-red colour and sour-sweet taste.
Royal Ridge Fruits marketing vice-president Mila Savella said: "Responding to a growing body of research on tart cherries, and the popularity of our own tart cherry dried fruit snacks, adding the Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate was a natural step for us.
"The Montmorency cherry has held a special place in our growing cycle for decades, and through our new concentrate we're hoping more can enjoy it year-round."
With up to 1,000 individual cherries in each concentrate bottle, the Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate is claimed to not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) and it is gluten-free.
The Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate will be available to consumers in select US markets through the company's retailer network.
For more than five decades, Royal Ridge Fruits has been producing products such as cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and strawberries in the west coast region.