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Raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.
University of Otago researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes, but the trick is in the way they are prepared and consumed.
Psychology senior lecturer and lead author Dr Tamlin Conner says public health campaigns usually focus on aspects of quantity for the consumption of fruit and vegetables – such as the 5+ a day campaigns – but for mental health, raw is best. “Our research has highlighted that the consumption of fruit and vegetables in their ‘unmodified’ state is more strongly associated with better mental health compared to cooked/canned/processed fruit and vegetables,” Conner says. “This could be because the cooking and processing of fruit and vegetables has the potential to diminish nutrient levels. This likely limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning.”
For the study, more than 400 young adults from New Zealand and the United States aged 18 to 25 were surveyed. This age group was chosen as young adults typically have the lowest fruit and vegetable consumption of all age groups and are at high risk for mental health disorders.
The group’s typical consumption of raw versus cooked and processed fruits and vegetables was assessed, alongside their negative and positive mental health, and lifestyle and demographic variables that could affect the association between fruit and vegetable intake and mental health (such as exercise, sleep, unhealthy diet, chronic health conditions, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and gender).
“Controlling for the covariates, raw fruit and vegetable consumption predicted lower levels of mental illness symptomology, such as depression, and improved levels of psychological wellbeing including positive mood, life satisfaction and flourishing,” she says. “These mental health benefits were significantly reduced for cooked, canned and processed fruits and vegetables. This research is increasingly vital as lifestyle approaches such as dietary change may provide an accessible, safe and adjuvant approach to improving mental health.”
The top 10 raw foods related to better mental health were carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens such as spinach, grapefruit, lettuce, citrus fruits, fresh berries, cucumber and kiwifruit.
Taura specialises in functional fruit solutions for everyday food products, which enable manufacturers to capitalize on promising consumer trends & opportunities.
Taura’s fruit ingredients sweep away technical barriers that can occur when adding fruit into long shelf life products, and pave the way for a wide range of exciting new products.
16 Owens Place
Mount Maunganui 3116
Chr. Hansen is a global supplier of cultures, enzymes and probiotics for the dairy, wine, meat and human health industries.
Another focus area is natural colours, and Chr. Hansen’s palette of natural shades are derived from fruits, vegetables, plants and spices. The range includes clean label and E number free solutions.
49 Barry Street
PO Box 591
GreenMount Foods is a leading New Zealand food manufacturer providing world class fresh and value-added vegetables , stocks and glaces and sauces for food service, retail and manufacturing customers in Asia, USA, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
1404 Omahu Road
Tate & Lyle have been making extraordinary food ingredients for over 150 years. Our portfolio covers Modified & Clean Label Starches, Soluble fibres, Nutritive plus Non-nutritive sweeteners, Oat Beta-Glucan, Oat Protein, Agglomerated Dextrose, Maltodextrins, Locust bean gum, Customised functional ingredient blends. Our brands -Tate & Lyle, CLARIA® Clean label starches, TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener, SPLENDA® Sucralose, Purefruit® Monk Fruit Extract, Promitor® Soluble Corn Fibre, Sta-Lite® Polydextrose, PromOat® Oat Beta Glucan, PrOatein® Oat Protein. Dolcia Prima® Allulose. Exclusive distributors for Sweet Green Fields® Stevia extracts, Canadian Harvest® dietary fibres, Sunett® Acesulfame K & Nutrinova Sorbates. SPLENDA® is a trademark – Heartland Consumer Products LLC. Sunett® is a trademark – Celanese Corporation. Find out more about why our customers keep coming back. “Tate & Lyle – Making Food Extraordinary”
Additive Solutions Ltd is a specialty ingredients supplier of natural and nutritional quality ingredients solutions for food, dairy, infant formula, confectionery, nutraceutical, sports nutrition and pet food industries in Australia and New Zealand representing reputable principals and brands that support our product range and customers.
Partnered with Barentz International, Additive Solutions is the leading supplier of Cereal and Bar Ingredients, Health and Nutrition Premixes, Antioxidants, Lecithin, Lentein, Dairy Starter Cultures and Enzymes . Using our collective expertise in the global ingredients industry we bring our customers improved application capability, technical support, local market knowledge and global sourcing capabilities.
43-45 Renver Road
PO Box 76227
RD2 International Limited is a supplier of high quality industrial ingredients.
It primarily trades in fruit and vegetable purees, juices and IQF products for food and beverage manufacturers.
Level 2, Vernon Street
Prolux, proudly New Zealand based and managed, is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of Australia’s leading food ingredient company – Oppenheimer Australia.
Today, Prolux is one of New Zealand leading suppliers of functional ingredients into food manufacturing business nationwide. Under the guidance of Jignesh Shah, Prolux is now a thriving and technologically advanced company priding itself on the ability to respond to its client’s businesses by providing innovative and adaptive solutions that exceed their expectations backed by an unbeaten commitment to service.
The Prolux day-to-day management in New Zealand is overseen by John Tiongco. John’s background ensures a thorough understanding of the demands of business management and service expectations in the ingredient sector, enabling Prolux to offer unparalleled service, customised technical expertise and superior product range to our valued customers.
3/13 Laidlaw Way
PO Box 217138
Importer and supplier of a comprehensive range of functional food ingredients and chemicals to the New Zealand food and dairy industries. Our portfolio includes acidulants, antioxidants, bulking agents, minerals, phosphates, preservatives, stabilisers, starches and sweeteners. These ingredients are suitable for applications in baked goods, beverages, confectionery, dairy, nutritional products, processed meats, snack foods, spreads and wine. With an expansive storage and distribution network and the ability to supply critical ingredients to our customers on a “Just in Time” basis, Interchem is the essential component to any sourcing and supply strategy.
7 Gladstone Road
Private Bag 34905
James Crisp Ltd, est. 1916, is proud to be a leading supplier of food ingredients to the New Zealand Industry. James Crisp specialises in dried fruit and nuts, including cranberries, almonds and raisins. Please visit us at www.jamescrisp.co.nz for a full product list and services.
202 Parnell Road
PO Box 1204
Invita NZ Ltd has been trading in New Zealand since 1988 and has built its reputation on supplying quality ingredients. Invita NZ imports, markets & distributes a range of specialty ingredients, focusing on the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. We offer creative and innovative ingredient solutions, deliver excellent customer service, and provide local warehousing and distribution.
Our technical expertise and onsite application laboratory enhance customer support, assisting with new product innovations and concepts. Through exclusive relationships with our suppliers we have access to the latest global market trends and new product launches across all market segments.
117 Cryers Road
PO Box 58843
At Oppenheimer NZ, we have been trading in New Zealand since 1915 and are proud to have served the market leaders in the New Zealand food industry for over 100 years.
We import and distribute quality ingredient and packaging products and technologies to the food industry and represent leading overseas companies in these fields.
We believe in enabling our customers to source the best products for their applications without compromising service or quality. We are committed to working with our customers to provide new product technology, development, innovation and service of the highest standards.
5 Quadrant Drive
PO Box 38327
Wellington Mail Centre
We are 100% New Zealand owned and operated, sourcing specialised flavours and ingredients from our worldwide supply partners. The original family values and great hardworking employees are still the core of how we operate. Customers are at the heart of our business, they come first. We do our very best to ensure the experience our customers and suppliers have with us adds value along the chain, from unparalleled service, Rand D support, to follow up.
We are able to provide supply and development support for the following industries:
16 Hannigan Drive
PO Box 25466
Formula Foods provides ingredients, testing and food technology services to the food industry. Natural Flavours and colours are our specialty. We pride ourselves in creating flavours from scratch and we have low minimum order quantities. We also do shelf life analysis and product development all under one roof.
Formula Foods is a 100% New Zealand owned food technology company based in Christchurch. Founded in 1987 by David and Christine Rout
We will work closely with clients to supply a unique, tailor-made range of products and services, of unparalleled quality and performance, to the food manufacturing industry, who in turn will achieve improved, high quality, cost-effective and innovative products with improved shelf stability.
Paul Hackett – South Island Sales
Carolyn Sutton – North Island Sales
48 Hayton Road
PO Box 7154
Chemiplas New Zealand Limited is a specialty raw ingredients supplier operating since 1976 with a sales and warehouse base to cover all areas of New Zealand. Chemiplas Australia PTY Ltd can manage all your Australian requirements. Our network of universal food and nutrition products, technical expertise and streamlined distribution services, ensure Chemiplas is your trans-Tasman partner from concept, to finished product, to market.
Ingredients offered for the below categories, plus many more:
– Dairy – including for Infant Formula
– Food & Nutrition
– Speciality Feed Additives
Please contact us for all of your ingredients needs.
137 Great North Road
PO Box 37408
IMCD New Zealand are a part the multinational IMCD Group which provides strength, stability and innovation through their global network. IMCD has supported the NZ food industry for decades, providing a comprehensive and innovative range for all sectors of food and beverage manufacturing. Our relationships with leading global ingredient manufacturers coupled with outstanding customer service and technical expertise create endless possibilities. In response to the world’s demand for healthier products, IMCD and our ingredient supply partners offer key ingredients integral to such developments. Creativity, respect, commitment and teamwork are a few of our core values.
Julie Thomas & Elke Hansen
459 Great South Road
PO Box 27 056
Importers and suppliers of flavours, colours, seasonings, herbs, spices, seeds, dehydrated vegetables and oleoresins. Manufacturers of seasonings, soluble spices, and customer specific blends.
2 Carmont Place
PO Box 536
The Hawkins Watts Group represents many of the world’s leading ingredient companies with a broad product portfolio specialising in Hydrocolloids, Colours, Emulsifiers, Flavourings, Fortificants and more…
We are a proud family business. Focused on the Australian and New Zealand markets, our team of highly experienced food technologists work collaboratively, sharing knowledge and experience, to find the best solution for you.
Providing knowledge, not just ingredients.
43 Maurice Road
PO Box 12-347
Melbourne, VIC 3170
Bakels Edible Oils NZ Ltd is a New Zealand based manufacturer and supplier of Fats and Oil based products servicing the Bakery, Foodservice, Industrial Food Processing, Dairy and Retail markets.
The Company is a member of the International Bakels Group, with over 30 Bakels companies operating globally.
Bakels Edible Oils is a 24/7 Oil Refining operation, employing in excess of 100 staff. Its main site is strategically located in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand’s largest port. It also has a smaller production facility located in Timaru in the South Island.
5 Hutton Place
Mount Manganui 4117
P O Box 4117
Mount Maunganui South 3149
Scalzo Foods is a privately owned company dedicated to delivering food solutions to delight our customers while creating value for all our stakeholders.
It is our vision to be the leading, fastest growing food business in Australasia.
Our ingredients are sourced both locally and from around the globe ensuring the best possible ingredients and continuity of supply.
46 Business Parade North
PO Box 204057