Your most frequently asked questions clearly listed:
What is the best-before date after opening a bag of Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix?
As long as you keep the bag cool and dry, you can keep the mix as long as it is mentioned on the best-before stamp. Make sure you close the sealing strip well to avoid clumping.
Help, there are lumps in my Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix, what do I do?
We work exclusively with super fresh fruit, directly from the farms in Kenya. After drying, we grind the FiberedFresh® fruit into powder. There is no post-processing (such as adding preservatives). The fresh fruit is so sweet that it can stick a little, even in dried form. The formation of lumps is absolutely normal and can still be used perfectly in the blender.
Besides: it can also be the seeds of the passion fruit that we grind after drying.
Bonus tip: leaving it to set for a while after blending also helps to s(m)ooth things up.
Can I use the Daily Fruit & Fibre Mixes for other applications as well, apart from making smoothies?
Of course, you can! Our mixes are long lasting fresh kitchen basics to always have fresh fruit in stock. In addition to making smoothies, you can use the mixes for e.g.:
– Baking, by incorporating the mix in dough or batter;
– Cooking, by incorporating the mix in hot or cold dishes;
– Making jam or fruit sauce;
– Making sorbet or ice cream;
– Flavoring candy, fruit salads, protein shakes and granola or icing cakes;
Recipe ideas can be found here, but go ahead and share your inspiration/creations with us! Instagram: @goodfortutti / Facebook: @tuttifoodi. Use the hashtag: #ideasfortutti!
How much fruit does a 300g bag of Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix contain?
During the FiberedFresh® production, 70% fruit is processed to which 30% fibre is added. So our bags Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix consist for 70% of real fruit puree. That ratio does not change when you mix the powder with water. However, the amount of fruit does (see next question).
How much fruit does one glass/portion contain?
A bag of Daily Fruit & Fibre Mix contains 300g of mix. Our standard smoothie is made of 55g powder & 125ml water. This is good for one portion of 180ml. Because we also work with our nutritional value per 100g, we calculated the amount of fresh fruit per 100ml. Please note: this is the final product (mix blended with water).
The calculation below shows how much fruit we use in 100ml Tropical Summer. Calculation is based on production data in Kenya:
Peeled fruit used in 100 ml Tropical Summer
12% of 1 peeled / cut pineapple
16% of 1 peeled / pitted mango
flesh of 2,5 passion fruit
After processing, what happens with the leftover organic materials?
In Kenya, we have a compost pit at our production site. We offer the organic materials to our farmers as fertilizer.
How come Daily Fruit & Fibre mixes have such high levels of micronutrients (vitamins, fibre etc.)?
The tropical fruit you buy in the supermarket was picked before it was fully ripe and has to ripen during transport to the store. Unfortunately, this is not beneficial for the taste and nutritional value. Because of our farmers, who pick the fruit when it is perfectly ripe and the FiberedFresh® technology, which preserves the fruit very well, it contains a maximum of flavor and nutrients, which can be put on hold for later release.
Are the Daily Fruit & Fibre Mixes really better than smoothies from the supermarket?
There are too many different kinds of smoothies to give a straightforward answer to this question. Most smoothies are partly fresh fruit puree, partly from juice (concentrate). Then there’s the difference between aseptic packaged and freshly bottled smoothies and the ones from fruit puree, juice and/or dairy combinations. So, as you might have understood, there is no straightforward answer to this question.
What we can say, however, is that our smoothie mix is made from the whole fruit and is therefore high in fibre, fills you up and stimulates your digestive system. This is in contrast to most supermarket smoothies, which consist mostly of juice and have the same sugar content as a glass of soft drink (no, not the light variety)!
How do you stimulate your self-called farmer’s empowerment in Kenya?
We work together with Azuri Health, our local partner. Azuri was set up and run by Tei Mukunya, a Kenyan social entrepreneur. She wanted, after years of employment, to make her dream come true by being her own boss and making healthy food in Kenya available to the masses and at the same time helping women getting a long-term job.
Azuri pays the farmers and growers who supply the fruit. The staff of the production location gets paid according to the Wage Indicator and lunch and transport costs are included. Curious to know more? Click here for more information. (link: https://wageindicator.org/salary/living-wage/kenya-living-wage-series-september-2109)