Despite of how many delicious meals were dined, at the end of the day, nobody denies enjoying a snack or a short meal. The fact is, having fast food or junk food as snacks can be directly involved in health risks such as obesity and blood cholesterol. In this circumstance, dehydrated fruits have been introduced to the market as a healthy and appetizing snack. Dehydrated fruits are produced by removing water from fresh fruits, whilst preserving its original organoleptic properties and minimizing the quality deteriorations. Mango, Banana, Papaya and Pineapple are typically used in food industry to manufacture dehydrated snacks. Sri Lanka, located near equator, provides excellent climatic conditions for the growth of many tropical fruit trees, offering the best possibility to produce fresh, perishable fruits. We as a leading Sri Lankan agri produces exporter in Sri Lanka, have willingly come forward to shoulder the responsibility of keeping our consumers healthy and satisfied by introducing a range of dehydrated fruit snacks for snack lovers.

Dehydrated Mango

Compared to freshly picked mango, dehydrated mango has higher concentrations of calories and carbohydrates. Single serving (40 grams) of dried mango contains 160 calories which comes from carbohydrates. Additionally they are rich in Vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A Vitamin C, Iron and Sodium.

Freshly harvested mangoes coming from Sri Lankan Fruit cultivations are used to produce our dehydrated mango and available as slices.

Dehydrated Banana

Peeled and sliced bananas are subjected to the dehydration process and crispy banana chips, chunks or slices can be produced. Dehydrated bananas have no added sugar or preservatives. They possess unique distinct banana taste and aroma making it a mouthwatering, delicious snack.

Dehydrated banana contains a lot of energy as in 100 grams of it 340 Calories are present. High amounts of Vitamin A and B are available enhancing its nutritional value while plentiful in minerals as Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus. High fiber content of fresh bananas is retained throughout the process therefore it has digestive and hypoglycemic properties. Fresh, adequately ripen bananas grown all around our island are used for manufacturing crispy and crunchy dehydrated banana chips and chunks.

Dehydrated Papaya

Papaya is another widely used tropical fruit to produce dehydrated snacks due to its significant flavor. Dehydrated papaya contains considerable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Per serving of 40 grams of dehydrated bananas, 140 Calories of energy is present. Papaya is extensively grown throughout Sri Lanka in commercial scale and well ripen fruit is used to dehydrate into slices.

Dehydrated Pineapple

OPineapple is cultivated in tropical countries hence for temperate country it is a luxury fruit. Pineapple is comprised of a proteolytic enzyme known as Bromelain which has an array of health benefits. Bromelain has been used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Furthermore it aids in digestion and performs a therapeutic activity against arthritis, sinusitis, and gout. Pineapple is rich in vitamins mainly Vitamin C, Vitamin B and minerals such as Manganese and Copper. Fiber is frequently found in composition hence tend to gradual release of sugars into blood, regulating glycaemia.

Pineapple is cultivated in Sri Lanka either as a mono crop or a mix crop. Freshly harvested pineapples are peeled and sliced as rings or chunks and subjected to dehydration process to achieve best quality dehydrated pineapple.