Browsing: Food ingredients
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
Matcon, a division of IDEX MPT, Inc. has been providing systems for efficient and flexible processing of powders, granules and tablets since 1980. Central to our Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology is the Cone Valve, offering automatic and controlled discharge of virtually any powder type. Cohesive materials are stimulated to flow, whilst free-flowing powders are controlled. Our Cone Valve has continually proven to overcome the traditional powder handling issues of bridging, rat-holing, segregation and degradation. We have implemented a wide range of systems from simple decoupling of a fixed mixer to improve throughput to a complex multi-batch, multi-mixer, fully tracked system. With a diverse national and multi-national customer portfolio, we apply our commitment to innovation, continuous product development and thorough consideration of our customers’ process needs and objectives, to deliver IBC solutions which benefit our customers with increased productivity, improved process efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.
Evesham WR11 1JH
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
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals
Our Auckland development team and manufacturing site take international trends and technologies from our global resources and transforms them into local products, concepts, and innovations for our New Zealand customers. We continue to support our customers with formulation development, short lead times, and small MOQs with a focus on speed and flexibility.
5 Doraval Place
PO Box 22451
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
Prolux, proudly New Zealand based and managed, is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of Australia’s leading food ingredient company – Oppenheimer Pty Ltd 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
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, brewing, 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
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.
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.
Our broad range of food ingredients include herbs, spices, seeds, dehydrated vegetables, mustard, speciality blends and seasonings, oleoresins, essential oils, flavours, colours, functional fibre products, other functional ingredients, cheese and dairy products . Our range includes BelleTech International products.
GS Hall’s focus is to provide the industry with a reliable source of premium products that 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
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
Importer and distributor of a range of specialised ingredients and materials for the food, fish, meat and beverage industries. Supplying herb and spice Oleoresin extracts, seasoning blends, natural colours and flavours. Offering capabilities to design proprietary ingredient blends. Supplier of innovative food antioxidants based on natural extracts of edible plant material. Premium French Oak Cooperage for wine making.
Unit 6, 20 Totara Street
FRUPAK manufactures processed fruit products for food service and industrial users. The product range includes shelf stable, Single Strength Fruit Purees (apples, pears, feijoa, stone & berry fruit), Single Strength Apple & Citrus juice, can pack into 200litre drums or tanker loads. Diced/Sliced Apple & Apple Pie Mix. Organic products and contract processing of fruit are available on request.
76 Rangitane Road
PO Box 44