Whole Fruit Technology
The technique of using the whole fruit in the production of your products insures that none of the nutritional benefits the plant has to offer are left out. The compounds that can be nutritionally enriching, such as antioxidants, are not only found in the flesh of the fruit but also in the skin, seeds, and leaves of the plant. Living plants take the energy of the sun and transform it into life through the process of photosynthesis. In this process, the sun’s energy is first turned into simple sugars, and then into more complex carbohydrates, fats and proteins. This complex process produces healthful properties that the body can store and use during its daily activities. Properties that naturally come from the environment the plant was cultivated in, such as the sun and the soil. Only including the fruit of the plant in your products may abandon much of the healthy compounds that helped support the growth and harvest of the fruit.
For thousands of years people historically have benefited from the use of the whole fruit. They extracted as much from the plant as possible, not letting any of the nutritional value go to waste. Various combinations of the plant were used to improve health and to treat a broad array of complications. Even today you will find in some countries it is not uncommon to eat an entire apple, core and all. Many of the compounds that are found in the seeds, leaves, and skin of fruits are used in modern medicines. Chemists working on drug structures still draw upon plant-based compounds in developing over the counter medications. Highly specialized extractions have many effective applications in medicine, but Whole Fruit Technology is focused on providing maximum natural food value from fruits and vegetables. What was known to be useful in the old world is still just as pertinent in our world today.
Consumers are increasingly seeking Whole Foods
Consumers are learning the importance of the inclusion of the whole fruit in the products they are consuming. Everyday more and more individuals are committing to eating healthier. As they mature in their understanding of how to gain the highest level of nutrition from the things they consume, they’re becoming more knowledgeable in the value of the whole fruit. Seeking to gain healthy compounds by going directly to the source is becoming a trend; however, few products are clearly stating their use of the whole fruit.