Fruits and Vegetable
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is one of the most popular old sayings that alludes to the nutritional benefits of this delicious fruit. Apples can do a lot for you, thanks to naturally occurring plant chemicals called flavonoids. And they have pectin, a fiber that breaks down in your gut.
Apples are low in sodium, fat, and cholesterol. They don’t offer protein, but apples are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.
One medium apple has about:
25 grams of carbohydrates
4 grams of fiber
19 grams of sugar
A variety of strong antioxidants
The apple is thought to have been domesticated 4000–10000 years ago in the Tian Shan mountains in Central Asia, and then to have travelled along the Silk Road to Europe. It was brought to North America by European colonists.
At Symphony Foods, the apple is a key ingredient and sweetener in our customer favorite Apple Cinnamon Crackers.
The tomato is the edible berry of the plant Solanum Lycopersicon, commonly known as the tomato plant. The species originated in western South America, Mexico, and Central America. It was brought to Europe by the Spanish colonists, in a widespread transfer of plants known as the Columbian exchange. From there, the tomato was introduced to other parts of the European-colonized world during the 16th century.
Tomatoes are loaded with an antioxidant called lycopene. Lycopene gives tomatoes their bright red color and helps protect them from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Tomatoes also have potassium, vitamins B and E, and other nutrients.
At Symphony Snacks, tomato is an integral part of Pizza cracker and Curry in a Hurry popped sorghum
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit originating in South America. It’s packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can protect against inflammation. Pineapples are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese, as well as numerous other vitamins and minerals.
At Symphony Snacks, pineapple is an integral ingredient in our Pina Colada puffed sorghum.
Monk fruit, or lo han guo, is a small green melon native to southern China and named after the monks who first cultivated it centuries ago. The plant is cultivated for its fruit extract, called mogrosides, which creates a sweetness sensation 250 times stronger than sucrose. Mogroside extract has been used as a low-calorie sweetener for drinks and in traditional Chinese medicine.
At Symphony Snacks, we use monk fruit extract in our Chocolate and Apple Cinnamon crackers and our Churro puffed and popped sorghum
A date is a stone fruit, meaning it has a single seed surrounded by an outer fleshy fruit (like peaches, mangoes, and olives). They’re grown on date palm trees and have been cultivated in the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years.
On average, dates contain 21% water, 75% carbohydrates (63% sugars and 8% dietary fiber), 2% protein, and less than 1% fat (table). In a 100-gram (3+1⁄2 oz) reference amount, dates supply 1,180 kilojoules (280 kilocalories) of food energy and are a moderate source (10-19% of the Daily Value) of pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and the dietary minerals magnesium, manganese, and potassium, with other micronutrients in low amounts .
At Symphony Snacks, we use date in our Churro puffed and popped sorghum
Garlic (Allium sativum), is used widely as a flavoring in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history; it has been taken to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
At Symphony Snacks we use garlic powder in our pizza crackers and K-Jon puffed and popped sorghum snacks.
The onion also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable that is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.
Onions contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels — all of which may improve overall health.
At Symphony Snacks we use onion powder in our K-Jon puffed and popped sorghum snacks and also in our Curry in a Hurry popped sorghum.