As simple as that.
And I know what I’m talking about.
Being a cook and a plant-based recipe developer myself, I’ve tried lots of dried fruits from different producers and origins, especially in the last few years. So you’ll have to believe me on this: you haven’t tried dried fruit until you’ve tried Alozeco’s products.
I know what you are thinking now, and no, THIS IS NOT a sponsored post.
I just happened to meet Álvaro Gonzalez -the owner of the company- during my stay in Alozaina, Málaga. And, when I learned about Alozeco and tried the flavourful dried fruit Álvaro is producing, I immediately thought that more people should know about it.
But what makes these fruits so special?
First and foremost, these dehydrated fruits are 100% natural and don’t contain anything else than the original fruit minus the water.
They don’t have any kind of sulfites, sugar, or any other types of flavor enhancers nor preservatives of any sort, unlike most of the dried fruits out there.
It’s just natural -mostly organic-, and locally grown dehydrated fruit.
Another extremely interesting aspect of his business is that Álvaro himself has designed and built the dehydrators he uses.
Since he started working on this project about five years ago, he has built a bunch of different machines to dehydrate fruits and vegetables using the most efficient and cleanest energies available (solar and biomass).
He is currently about to inaugurate a big dehydrator that will run exclusively on biomass (olive pits), and he just won’t stop thinking of new ideas and prototypes to improve the current models.
Another area of his business is focused on developing more elaborate products based on dried fruits and vegetables such as bread, crackers, flavored chips, and jarred alternatives, like these wonderful tomatoes in olive oil.
When interviewing Álvaro I had the chance to taste all these marvelous things…
Would you like to know which one was my favorite?
You know, I like watermelon, as I like all fruits on Earth —yes, I even like durian.
But it’s not like watermelon is my favorite fruit or anything like that.
However, dried watermelon is just another whole different thing.
It’s like having the sweetest and most delicious candy you could ever wish for. Seriously.
It was an amazing discovery for a foodie like me.
I just dream that one day it will be as popular as Coca-Cola or Oreos and that I will be able to find it at any shop.
If you are like me and find Álvaro’s project and ideas fascinating, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is currently looking for collaborators, investors and like-minded people who believe in different and sustainable ways of doing business.