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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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Summer Love: Fruit and Veg Now in Season

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People are often surprised when they first bite into a piece of fruit from their local organic farmers market. Supermarkets may be able to provide a wider variety of fruit and vegetables all year round, but nothing can beat the taste of in-season produce.

Flavour isn’t the only advantage of eating local produce while it’s in season. Importing and storing fruit and vegetables is an expense that is passed onto the consumer and the environment. On the other hand, when you buy fresh produce you’re getting more nutrients for your money, and your custom helps local growers build a sustainable food industry.

The health benefits of a diet rich in fruit and vegetables have been consistently proven. Health experts say that adults should aim to get at least five servings of vegetables per day and consume at least two servings of fruit. Most adults and a worrying number of children don’t meet these recommended guidelines.

If you’re trying to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet, eating in-season produce is a good place to start. In-season produce is generally more colourful and more flavoursome.

Growing your own vegetables or visiting a growers market also gives you a connection to your food that you don’t get from prepackaged produce from the supermarket. If you’ve grown the food, or met the farmer, you’re less likely to let that produce rot away uneaten in the bottom of your vegetable basket.

Sourcing in-season produce is an ideal way to introduce new fruits and vegetables to kids. Visit a local market and get them to choose new fruits they want to try. Over time they’ll get to know which fruits and vegetables are in-season and get excited when their favourites come out.

Effect on the environment

Produce which has travelled halfway around the world, or even halfway across the country, use a lot of energy, which means a lot of greenhouse gas is being produced. Packing, storing and moving produce comes at a cost, but the refrigeration process also affects the colour, taste, and nutrient content of food. In short, you’re better off eating local produce when it’s in season.

To prevent produce from rotting during transit, much of it is picked before it is ripe. This early harvesting affects the flavour and colour, which is why the winter tomato is paler, less nutritious, and less flavoursome than the summer tomato.

So, which fruits and vegetables are in season during the Australian summer?

Summer vegetables include:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Borlotti beans
  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Green beans
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Snow peas
  • Squash
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini
  • Zucchini flower

Summer fruits include:

  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cherry
  • Currant
  • Gooseberry
  • Guava
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwifruit
  • Loganberry
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Mangosteen
  • Mulberry
  • Nectarine
  • Passionfruit
  • Pineapple
  • Rambutan
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Rockmelon
  • Strawberry
  • Tamarillo
  • Valencia orange
  • Watermelon

Making the most of summer produce

Rich in cancer-fighting lycopene, a chilled tomato soup is a refreshing treat on a hot summer’s day. For this Andalusian Gazpacho, you’ll need in-season tomatoes, capsicum, celery and cucumber.

Enjoy summer fruits just as they are, or take up the challenge with this Apricot, Almond and Honey Cake recipe. If you’re wanting something lighter, use fresh berries to make this low calorie Raspberry Mousse Cake with Summer Berries.

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