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Pecan: We've released healthier products

07 May 2009

Food ingredients company, Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) says it has introduced healthier products, which are lower in fat and have reduced salt, in response to growing demands from health conscious consumers

Pecan Deluxe's 'better for you' range includes lower fat fudge inclusions, reduced fat and salt brownie pieces and no sugar chocolate pieces, which unlike other healthier alternatives on the market, do not compromise on quality, taste or texture.

These 'better for you' products can be used in a range of applications including bakery, cereal, frozen desserts, ice cream and as additions to other confectionery items such as chocolate.

Customers are able to not only benefit from tasty, appetizing healthier options but Pecan Deluxe also provides a wide selection of flavours and sizes - for example, the customer can use smaller 6mm size pieces in one market and 9mm in another.

The company has combined time-honoured, traditional manufacturing techniques with modern commercial demands to develop its widening product portfolio and work towards enhancing nutritional choices and healthier options, which has helped Pecan Deluxe to stay ahead of its competition.

It has already experienced massive successes with its range of ingredients, which have a variety of added nutritional properties - these include, stress reducing herbs, extra vitamins and minerals, which have appealed to consumers looking for indulgence with nutritional benefits.

The selection of inclusions with nutritional benefits consists of; praline coated pumpkin seeds, toasted lemon sesame seeds, chocolate coated sunflower seeds, honey sprinkles as an alternative to sugar, Siberian ginseng and camomile extract which are added to chocolate ribbon and high-fibre crisps.

Pecan Deluxe's UK managing director Allan Dew commented on the changes in the industry: "It is clear that consumers are more aware of the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet and this increased public attention to health and nutrition means that the food industry has to continue to address this demand by offering more innovative healthy alternatives.

"We believe that although consumers are striving to have healthier lifestyles, the need for indulgence still exists - Pecan Deluxe provides healthy indulgent tasting ingredients and is able to provide more choice for the industry, whilst meeting the most exacting requirements."

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