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At Directus we have an expert, global knowledge when it comes to the food and beverage industry, and over 40 years of experience backing us. With offices around the Asia-Pacific Rim in Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, we supply ingredients and finished products to numerous great companies around the world. We also have the ability to provide process and pack technologies, along with product innovation and development.
The key areas we operate in are:
Market Knowledge & Innovation
Suite 2, Level 1, Heards, 168 Parnell Rd
Brooke Fine Foods are importers and distributors of quality food solutions. We specialise is bulk food ingredients, covering a wide range of dried vine, tree and tropical fruit, nuts, grains and seeds, beans and lentils, vinegar, puree, starch’s and flours, peanut butter, canned goods, snacks, mixes and specialty products. We also represent some iconic international brands such as Mrs Balls, Peppadew, Yes You Can and our very own pre-pack range, Summer Harvest.
Brooke Fine Foods supplies private label products within the NZ & Australian grocery sector, we’re able to source a selection of items from around the globe.
Our fundamental philosophy is to provide our clients with a comprehensive, high quality, product range that represents good value. We firmly believe in long-term relationships both with clients and suppliers as we believe that long-term relationships foster consistently better business.
9A Apollo Drive
PO Box 302-118
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.
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 customers.
Partnered with Barentz International, with over 60 offices around the world, Additive Solutions is the leading supplier of Antioxidants, Cereal and Bar Ingredients, Specialised Confectionary Inclusions, Health and Nutrition Premixes and Ingredients, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Pectins and Gums, Antioxidants, Lecithin, Dairy Starter Cultures and Enzymes, Sweet and Savoury SD Powders, Yeast Extracts . Using our collective expertise in the global ingredients industry and our technical know how we bring our customers improved application capability, technical support, local market knowledge and global sourcing capabilities.
43-45 Renver Road
PO Box 76227
James Crisp Ltd is proud to be a leading ingredients supplier to food manufacturers, bakers, re-packers and the food service industry in New Zealand.
We source an extensive selection of high quality ingredients, from both New Zealand and around the world, including
• Dried fruits,
• Milk Products
• Potato flakes
With such a long history of working with the NZ food industry James Crisp has garnered specialist knowledge proven to be very valuable to our clients.
202 Parnell Road
PO Box 1204
FoodFlo International Ltd specializes in the manufacture and distribution of quality confectionery inclusions for the food industry. Over 44 years in business with a commitment to quality and innovation.
From hokey pokey/honeycomb and caramel kibbles/balls to indulgent fudge pieces/balls, gluten-free soft kibbles (biscuit piece alternate) and much more there is sure to be a sweet way to delight your customers with confectionery inclusions. A dedicated Sales & Customer Support team are here to help.
Check out our website for the latest in inclusion inspiration and innovation.
We work with your Product Development team to create unique products to give you a competitive edge in ice cream, bakery and beyond. Sugar-free and vegan-friendly formulations available.
150 Main St
PO Box 155
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, R and 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 is a 100% New Zealand family owned flavour and ingredients company based in Christchurch. Founded in 1987 by David and Christine Rout, 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 exceptional flavours and we have low minimum order quantities. We also do shelf life analysis and product development all under one roof.
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.
20 Avenger Crescent
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, herbs, spices, seeds, dehydrated vegetables functional fibres, cheese powders, essential oils and oleoresins. Specialist manufacturers of custom seasonings and spice blends. Our range also includes BelleTech International products.
GS Hall’s focus is to provide industry with a reliable, consistent source of premium products which meet customer requirements.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss customer requirements to identify and supply products fit for application.
2 Carmont Place
PO Box 536
Sherratt Ingredients are a locally owned and operated company that has been serving New Zealand food manufacturers since 1986. We provide custom solutions and trusted ingredients from leading global ingredient companies to New Zealand food manufacturers. Our focus is on bringing together the knowledge and expertise of our local team and overseas partners to help food manufacturers in New Zealand succeed.
This is facilitated through strong values and relationships, excellent service and a marketing leading product development and manufacturing facilities based in Auckland.
1 Workspace Drive
PO Box 31452