Ingredients specialist Beacon Foods is expanding its range with the addition of fresh citrus fruit zests. The firm, which already supplies caramelised orange and lemon zest, has invested in bespoke machinery to increase its offering.

The fresh zests are available in orange, lemon and lime varieties and can be used in speciality breads, cakes and desserts.

"The new machine, which was made to our specification, produces a quality product and increases our zesting capacity considerably," said Jas Singh, Beacon Foods’ senior production manager. "A major benefit of the equipment is that we can set the cut size to match a customer’s specific requirements."