Planning to craft a beverage menu? There must be so many things on your mind – from the types of drinks to offer to the way they are presented. Though before you begin with these two things, don’t forget to consider the origin of the ingredients used in the drinks. Recently, people are more inclined towards locally sourced ingredients and it’s for all the right reasons. Here are a few:
Keeps it fresh and flavourful
When ingredients travel a long distance they tend to be less fresh and low quality, when compared to freshly sourced ingredients. Though it’s not only the quality and freshness, but it’s also about the nutrients. Locally sourced ingredients have a higher chance of being more vibrant, and of higher quality overall. Similarly, Swa came up with a method for naturally processing fruits, herbs, and spices with minimal nutritional loss. For India’s natural bounty to be available year-round, we use various processes such as vacuum evaporation, pulping, freezing, etc.
Even in terms of sustainability, locally sourced ingredients are better because long-distance transportation requires more energy and resources than local transportation. This helps reduce your carbon footprint and supports local farmers and producers. This is only one of the reasons why Swa syrups are made up of 100% locally sourced ingredients – safe for the environment and your taste buds.
Supporting Local Economies
Locally sourced ingredients give us a chance to go vocal for local. It helps support local farmers, producers, and businesses. Sourcing ingredients locally is not limited to keeping money in the local economy, but can also contribute to the growth and development of the local community. Investment in local businesses, you are investing in the community and helping create and survive a stronger, more sustainable local economy.
Keep it Season Relevant
Swa Artisanal Syrups are always on top of their game when it comes to seasonal flavours because locally sourced ingredients allow them to take advantage of the seasonal produce. This means that you can change up your menu throughout the year, depending upon the availability and demand of the season. This can be a great way to keep your menu exciting, versatile, flavourful, and fresh.
Bring out the best in your menu with unique flavours of locally sourced ingredients. It allows your customers to experience unique and interesting flavours they might have never experienced before. This is so because most commonly, local ingredients vary depending on the region and climate, and can include lesser-known varieties of produce that are typically found in supermarkets.
Using locally sourced ingredients also allows for greater transparency in your supply chain. When you source your ingredients locally, you have a greater understanding of where they come from and how they are produced. This can help you to ensure that your ingredients are ethically sourced and produced in a sustainable way. It also allows you to build relationships with local producers and farmers, which can be beneficial for both parties.
There are many reasons to choose locally sourced ingredients for your beverage menu. From freshness and flavour to sustainability and supporting local economies, there are numerous benefits to sourcing your ingredients locally. By choosing to use locally sourced ingredients, you can provide your customers with unique, high-quality drinks that offer a truly memorable experience. Additionally, you can help to support local farmers, promote sustainability, and contribute to the growth and development of your local community. Overall, it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.