The fall season is just around the corner and with that comes the seasonal products that a lot of consumers have long been waiting for; but are the fall ingredients readily available for these seasonal products? One of the most popular ingredients used to give a product that “fall theme” is pumpkin puree; and a lot of manufactures have realized that it’s pretty hard to find any.
Pumpkin puree is used in a variety of different products: beer, pie, baby food, soup… even dog food; and with that comes a high demand for this ingredient. Since the 2016 pumpkin harvest is just starting to be picked, manufactures have to rely mainly on the 2015 season for their pumpkin needs and that’s where the issue begins.
The 2015 season was not kind to the pumpkin harvest. With heavy rainfall and hot temperatures, the 2015 harvest was the lowest ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (starting in 2000). Naturally, pumpkin puree manufacturers had limited resources to work with and therefor were only able to produce a limited amount of pumpkin puree.
Those that ordered their pumpkin puree way in advanced may not have been affected by these events, but there are a good number of food & beverage manufacturers that are scrambling to find any that are still available; and the limited amount they can find might have a higher price tag on them. Now they need a solution to their pumpkin puree needs.
American International Foods studies the market very carefully to help prepare their customers for the present and the future. Although pumpkin puree is in short supply, American International Foods can still help you finish off your season strong and prepare you for the 2017 season. We are currently offering pumpkin puree to our customers and setting up their orders for future seasons. Give us a call to help you accommodate your ingredient needs.