Healthy choices: A trend without end

From The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

More than ever, consumers are challenging chefs and foodservice leaders to offer more wholesome and flavorful options. It’s simple with fresh fruits. Now, with summer-fresh fruits from Chile filling the seasonal gaps, there’s a full spectrum of color and flavor excitement available 365 days a year.

Discover a whole new world of fresh opportunities.

What Chile brings to your table:

  • Quality fruits at their peak of freshness.
  • Creative culinary concepts.
  • Profit-building merchandising ideas and timely menu-planning solutions.

 

Quickly and easily brighten your menu with color, versatility & fresh ideas from Chile.

From a touch of freshness in a garnish to a tantalizing entrée, you can’t miss with the time-honored goodness of fresh fruit.

Simple Touches:

  • Put any choice of stone fruit on the grill flesh-side down. Great with grilled meat and seafood.
  • Create a “Smoothie Bar” and let your customers prepare their own smoothie.
  • Wrap prosciutto around apples, peaches or pears. Serve as an appetizer.

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