Italy's bright sun and rich soil combine to provide a perfect growing environment for delicious organic fruit. If you have traveled to Italy you may have tasted some of world's finest peaches, plums and apricots. bionaturæ® has preserved these intense flavors in all of their fruit spread varieties so you can enjoy them year-round.
bionaturæ® organic Fruit Spreads are produced using hand-harvested heirloom varieties of fruit from select regions of Italy. The term "heirloom" describes a variety of fruit, flower or vegetable that has been grown in a certain region for centuries without any hybridization. The flavor of Italian heirloom fruit is sweet, intense and true. It speaks to the pride of the farmers who produce the fruits, and cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world.
bionaturæ® organic Fruit Spreads do not contain added sugar and have the lowest sugar content among leading brands. They are processed at low temperatures and cooked slowly preserve fruit's rich flavor and bright color.
All of the fruit used in our products is grown on small family farms in remote hillside locations. Raw material can vary greatly in color, flavor and sweetness. Each batch must be reformulated to maintain a consistent and premier product. You may notice a slight variation at times in the fruit spread's flavor and appearance as this product is made in very small batches.
bionaturæ® organic Fruit Spreads are a very versatile product. They are of course delicious on toast with jam or goat or cream cheese. You can add a tablespoon of fruit spread to plain yogurt for a fruity flavor that is less sweet. You can also add a bit to your sweeten your favorite smoothy. bionaturæ® organic Fruit Spreads bake very well and can be used in fruit tarts, fruit bars or add a spoon on top of your favorite cookie recipe.
*Health Note: A nutritional analysis1 conducted against other leading "100 percent" strawberry fruit spreads found that the bionaturæ® brand contains fewer calories from simple sugars on a per-serving basis, and does not contain refined sugar or even white grape juice concentrate. The organic apple juice concentrate in bionaturæ® fruit spreads is a more natural and complex sweetener with a lower caloric content. Apple juice concentrate also has fewer simple sugars than white grape juice concentrate, the most commonly used natural sweetener in 100 percent fruit spreads. The bionaturæ® spread, made from real fruit, contains more complex carbohydrates, which are metabolized more slowly by the body than refined sugars. In addition, the bionaturæ® product has organic strawberries as the first ingredient.
1. Mary C. Mulry Ph.D., FoodWise, Inc. February 26, 2002.
Organic Fruit Spreads