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Superfruit: Carver, Mass.-based Decas Cranberry Products, Inc. has added the ultra high-fiber Uchuva superfruit from Colombia to its dried fruit ingredient offerings. Also known as the Goldenberry or Cape Gooseberry, the sweetened dried fruit has three times more fiber than a similar serving of prunes, and also the highest level of dietary fiber per 100 grams compared to other dried fruits, including apricots, figs and raisins. "With the strong consumer interest and demand for exotic fruits and the need for more fiber in our diets, Colombian Uchuva is ripe for the ingredient market," says Nick Decas, vice president, sales, Decas Cranberry Products. "Uchuva has a unique, sweet-tangy flavor that's great on its own or mixed with other dried fruit and nuts. Its ultra high-fiber content, antioxidants and natural ingredients are going to appeal to health and wellness conscious food manufacturers and consumers." www.decascranberry.com

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Title Annotation:SUPPLIER NEWS
Publication:Grocery Headquarters
Date:Aug 1, 2008
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