100g organic powder:
A blend of organic freeze-dried fruit powders from apple, banana, pear, orange and baobab fruit!
This nutrient-dense fruit shake mix is packed with antioxidants, phyto-nutrients, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and contributes to your 5-a-day - a quick and easy way to access organic fruit nutrients on a daily basis.
Fruit Powders Blend can be used as tasty breakfast shake, healthy snack and anytime smoothie - a great alternative to fresh juices and perfect for the whole family! What's more, it is free from additives, preservatives, artificial colourings, flavourings and other added “nasties”.
More about organic fruit nutrition...
Whatever your age, the goal should be to have a diet that provides your body with the right 'fuel' for health and vitality on a daily basis, including everything from a strong immune system and high energy levels, to digestive health and a low toxic load. As such, a key habit to encourage from a young age includes eating (preferably organic) fruit, in preference to sweets and fatty, sugary snacks or other 'fast foods' packed with artificial flavourings, colourings, additives and preservatives etc.
As much as two-thirds of the average calorie intake consists of fat, sugar and refined flour. The calories in sugar are called 'empty' because they provide no nutrients, and those are often hidden in processed foods and snacks. If a quarter of your diet by weight, and two-thirds by calories, consists of such nutrient-poor foods, there is little room left to get the required levels of essential nutrients on a daily basis.
What's more, the greater the use of artificial substances in foods, the harder it is for the body to recognise, absorb and utilise the nutrients from within them; not to mention the toxic load that they can create over time. For example, wheat has 25 nutrients removed in the refining process that turns it into white flour, yet only 4 (iron, vitamins B1, B2 and B3) are replaced. On average, 87% of the esential minerals zinc, chromium and manganese is lost. Processed, meats, like hamburgers and sausages are no better: the use of inferiour, non-organic, meat high in fat lowers the nutrient content.
By contrast, whole foods, such as fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes, are naturally packed with antioxidants, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients that are essential for good health. However, processing of even these healthy foods can leave them depleted of nutrients. What's more, fruit and vegetables are only as good as the soil in which they are grown. Minerals pass from the soil to the plant and, in turn, help the plant to grow and produce vitamins. Unfortunately, modern farming relies on artificial fertilisers and pesticides, which rob the soil of nutrients and does not replace them.
For this reason, along with the amount of time that food is stored, there is a staggering variation in the nutrient content of fruit and vegetables. For instance, an orange may provide anything from 180mg of vitamin C to nothing at all, with the average being around 60mg! Therefore, while it is great to pack your diet with fruit and vegetables, it is important to remember that quality is just as important as quantity.
By opting for organic produce wherever possible, you are ensuring that your food is not polluted with unwanted chemicals and you are receiving maximum nutritional benefit from it. In a form that is as close to natural as possible ('food form' or 'food state'), the body is more easily able to recognise and use the nutrients available.
The ingredients in Fruit Powders Blend
Organic baobab fruit
Baobab is an exotic fruit that grows on the baobab tree (Adansonia), native to Madagascar, mainland Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Australia. It is considered to be a superfruit because it contains more than 10 times the antioxidant level of, and 6 times more vitamin C than, oranges (with an ORAC value of over 1,400 per gram); more than twice the calcium level of milk; soluble fibre in the fruit pulp, which has prebiotic qualities and therefore supports good bacteria in gut; high levels of potassium, important for brain, nerve and muscle function; and phosphorus, which supports healthy bones.
As the old saying goes, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"! But do you know why? Well, apples are rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients, polyphenolics and flavonoids (including quercetin, epicatechin and procyanidin B2). They also contain good levels of vitamin C and beta-carotene, B-complex vitamins (such as riboflavin and thiamin), as well as minerals like potassium, phosphorus and calcium. As well as being low in calories, apples contain no saturated fats or cholesterol and are rich in dietary fibre.
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and dietary fibre. They are also a valuable source of vitamins, including vitamin A, B vitamins (including folate), vitamin C and traces of vitamins E and K. Minerals found in a bananas include magnesium, calcium, iron, selenium and phosphorous.
There is a wide range of nutrients in the humble orange. Most obviously, it is an excellent source of vitamin C, but it also contains useful levels of vitamin A and other flavonoid antioxidants (including alpha and beta-carotenes, beta-cryptoxanthin, zea-xanthin and lutein); B-complex vitamins, such as thiamin, pyridoxine and folates; minerals like potassium and calcium; and a variety of phytochemicals (such as Hesperetin and Narigenin). It is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol and is rich in dietary fibre from pectin.
Pears are rich in antioxidants, vitamins (including B-vitamins and vitamin C), minerals and other valuable nutrients (such as dietary fibre). Most of the fibre is insoluble, supporting gut health and digestion. It is one of the very low-calorie fruits and is a source of antioxidant flavonoids and phyto-nutrients, such as beta-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. It is also rich in minerals like copper, iron, potassium, manganese and magnesium. The least allergenic of all fruits, pears are often recommended by health practitioners as a safe option in the preparation of food products for allergy sufferers.
100g powder per pot
NOTE: Total number of servings will vary between 10 and 20 (based on 5g - 10g powder per serving).
PER 100g POT:
Organic baobab fruit powder
Organic apple powder
Organic rice cream
Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin
Nutritional information per 100g
Energy - 1389kJ / 329kcal
Protein - 3.2g
Carbohydrate - 67.5g
of which sugars (glucose) - 51g
Fat - 0.9g
of which saturates - 0.1g
of which mono-unsaturates - 0.3g
of which polyunsaturates - 0.3g
Fibre - 19.3g
Sodium - 8.4g
Add 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons (5g or 10g) to 50ml (1/4 glass full) water or juice. Stir and wait until the organic powder disintegrates.
Can also be added to yoghurt, onto breakfast cereal or to our other meal replacements and shakes. This delicious organic fruit powder blend contributes towards your daily intake portions of fruit.
Total number of servings will vary between 10 and 20 (based on 5g - 10g powder per serving).