Why We Chose REAL Fruits over Artificial Flavors
Bonji Hot Takes: Volume 62
Welcome back to the Bonji Hot Takes! We hope your week has been filled with success and happiness. The weekend is near but we hope to offer some value before this week closes and you are enjoying the time off. Artificial ingredients have been around for much longer than many people realize. Of course, they weren't always in our food, but the concept was developed in the 1800s! Soon enough though, artificial flavoring was in everything we eat. This trend hasn't gone anywhere either. You may feel as if less food has artificial flavoring, but in fact, there are just more naturally flavored foods coming out day by day!
Where Food Courts Began When we first started making our own acai and other sorbets, the recipe development world opened up to us. It seemed that everyone around us in the food production realm was using artificial flavors or ingredients. Simply put, that's not something we wanted to be in our acai or other bases. Through lots of trial and error, we found the sweet spot for using real fruit while keeping away from fake flavors. In today's fast-paced world, people are becoming more conscious of their health and are looking for healthier options in their food and drinks. One of the most significant changes in the food industry in recent years has been the shift from artificial flavors to real fruit ingredients. Although most players in the industry haven't made a switch, new players, like Bonji, have introduced revolutionary products. Below, we will explore the advantages of using real fruit ingredients over artificial flavors. Health Benefits Real fruit ingredients are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are beneficial to our health. These include antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients, which are essential for maintaining a healthy body. On the other hand, artificial flavors are made from chemicals that do not provide any nutritional value. Better Taste Real fruit ingredients provide a more authentic taste and aroma that cannot be matched by artificial flavors. Artificial flavors can be overpowering and have a chemical aftertaste, while real fruit ingredients provide a more balanced and natural taste. The texture of real fruit ingredients also adds an extra dimension of flavor that cannot be replicated by artificial flavors. Versatility Real fruit ingredients are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide range of products, from drinks and smoothies to desserts and snacks. They can be used fresh, dried, or frozen, and can be incorporated into recipes in a variety of ways. Artificial flavors, on the other hand, are limited in their use and are often used as a one-size-fits-all solution. No Harmful Chemicals Artificial flavors are made from chemicals that can have harmful effects on our health. Some of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and other health problems. Real fruit ingredients, on the other hand, are natural and do not contain any harmful chemicals. Environmentally Friendly Using real fruit ingredients is also more environmentally friendly than using artificial flavors. Artificial flavors are often made from non-renewable resources and can have a significant impact on the environment. Real fruit ingredients, on the other hand, are renewable and can be grown sustainably. In conclusion, using real fruit ingredients over artificial flavors has many advantages, including better taste, health benefits, versatility, no harmful chemicals, and being environmentally friendly. As consumers become more health conscious and environmentally aware, using real fruit ingredients will continue to be a trend in the food industry.