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The Importance of Fruit in Everyone’s Diet

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

Albert Einstein

One of the world’s smartest persons recognized the importance of fruit in every man and woman’s life.

Whether it is a peach, pear or plum, fruit is an important element of the human diet. They are an essential source of vital nutrients like dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate. Fruit does not feature high levels of fat or sodium, and most fruits are low calorie.

Embracing a diet that is rich in fruit reduces the risk of heart disease and protects against certain types of cancer. Many fruits, including peaches, have high levels of potassium, which help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Wawona Frozen Foods is committed to supplying manufacturers, foodservice distributors, restaurants, resorts, and supermarkets with fresh frozen fruit products that support a healthy diet.

Children should be encouraged to eat a variety of fruits in their formative years. This promotes good health and good eating habits as they grow up. When compared to processed and fried foods, fruit complements healthy growth and development for children of all ages. Fruit is filled with heart-healthy antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. These important nutrients are known to strengthen the immune system, which will help fight off different colds and viruses. Wawona Frozen Foods is proud to be a key supplier of fresh frozen fruit cups and pops as well as bagged frozen fruit to school lunch programs across the United States.

Wawona Frozen Foods is an industry-leader in the production of quality frozen fruit. Frozen fruit offers the same health benefits as fresh fruit, as Healthline.com has reported that nutrient levels stay fairly stable throughout the freezing process. Frozen fruit is typically picked at peak ripeness, which is also when the fruit is most nutrient-dense.

Wawona uses Individual Quick Freezing (IQF), which consists of freezing individual pieces of food rapidly at extremely low temperatures. This process ensures that frozen fruit remains fresh through storage and does not form ice crystals. In addition by locking in the nutrients, Wawona ensures customers receive not only the healthiest products, but the most delicious.

Please contact Wawona Frozen Foods for more information about how delicious fresh frozen fruit can create health-conscious meals and snacks.

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