Sustainable sourcing for irresistible sweetness

Symrise is one of the world’s largest suppliers of banana ingredients of which banana powder, flakes, pieces (crunchies) and puree. These products are widely used in bakery, sweet & beverage, culinary and baby food applications.

Naturally sweet, banana is well known as a healthy fruit bringing nutrients (fiber, potassium, vitamin A, C and B6) and energy. Used for their natural sweetness and smoothness, our banana ingredients bring the winning combination of affordability, clean labeling and sustainability to a wide range of applications.

Why choose our banana ingredients

• Local sourcing in the heart of banana cultivation in Ecuador
• Full traceability back to the banana growers
• Sustainable full-stream valorization approach, and local community support
• Affordable "100% fruit ingredients" products
• Very high fruit content, up to 100%, allowing clean labels
• Natural sweetness and smoothness from fruit
• Organic, conventional and babyfood grades
• Large variety of formats (purée, flakes, powder, essence, crunchies)
• High quality and food safety standards to meet baby food requirements

Our wide range of banana ingredient formats

Puree

• Naturally sweet, from fresh ripe banana
• Creamy yellow color with odor and flavor typical to ripe banana
• Clean label, 100% or acidified formats (acorbic acid, citric acid or lemon juice)
• Seedless available
• Available in organic, conventional and baby food grade

Powder

• From fresh ripe bananas
• 100% banana, no carrier no additive
• Creamy yellow color with odor and flavor similar to mashed banana
• Provide mouthfeel and natural sweet taste
• Available in organic, conventional and babyfood grade

Flakes

• From fresh ripe bananas
• 100% banana, no carrier no additive
• Creamy yellow color with odor and flavor similar to mashed banana
• Provide mouthfeel and natural sweet taste
• Available in organic, conventional and babyfood grade

Crunchies

• Pieces size available from 1.5 to 4mm
• Crunchy texture impact
• From candied to cooked taste
• Available in Clean Label 100%

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Growing and producing 100% natural banana solutions sustainably in Ecuador

It all starts in Ecuador, the largest exporting country of bananas in the world. Known for its excellent soil quality and tropical climate, Ecuador is ideal for growing bananas requiring far less pesticides and fertilizers compared to other producers in the world. Our banana is a stream of excellence in terms of sustainability from sourcing practices to industrial processes including our involvement with local communities.

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