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Natural Goodness

M-Pak manufactures, and packs dried tropical fruit and natural products for a wide range of consumer markets. Our reputation for unsurpassed quality and food safety is widely known within the food industry.

M-Pak keeps introducing tasty and trendy new products such as the coated dried mango bars and the green banana flour. Be on the lookout for their other exciting new products that will be available at the Garden Shop outlets.

GardenShop has four branches namely: Broadacres, Bryanston, Menlo Park and Parktown North.

Dried Fruit

Love dried tropical fruit? We do. M-Pak dries seasonal fruit to make it available at your convenience. It may be enjoyed as guilt-free snacks, lunchbox goodies, hiking nibbles or as a convenient ready-to-eat product.

 

Bananas

Bananas are known to be high in energy, virtually free of saturated fat and a source of protein. M-Pak manufactures soft-eating banana slices packed with flavour. This product is ideal for sportspersons and endurance athletes who need to consume high energy foodstuffs during their physical activities.

Mangoes

There is nothing like the sweet tangy taste of a mango which is why the popularity of this dried fruit is increasing world-wide. M-Pak manufactures superb quality dried mango products. Our products are made from pure mango and is not diluted with other fruit.

Crazy About Green Banana Flour

Green Banana Flour is gluten- and wheat-free and possesses a variety of properties that assists in promoting a healthy lifestyle by incorporating this into a nutritious diet.

Green banana flour contains resistant starch which has the same effect as soluble and in-soluble fibre combined. Its prebiotic qualities assist in gut health because it stimulates the growth of good micro-organisms such as those of the intestinal flora.  The research conducted on behalf of Messina Verpakkings shows that green banana flour aids diabetics in controlling their blood glucose and insulin levels and has been endorsed by Diabetes SA and the GI Foundation.

It may be used as a substitute to any conventional (including wheat flour) or alternative flour and can be used in any recipe. It has an earthy, non-banana taste and easily mimics the results of wheat flour. The rule of thumb is to use 20 – 30% less in a recipe. It is fat-free, high in fibre and contains no additives or preservatives. Green banana flour has a low glycaemic index and glycaemic load which makes it a useful ingredient for Diabetics. It is exceptionally valuable when used in baking and is suitable for vegans.

It is high in oligosaccharides, which food producers will be permitted to claim on their labels, if the draft Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of foods (R.429/2014) are passed unchanged.

Green banana flour can be used on its own or blended with other flours to make:

Cakes
Waffles
Muffins
Pies & crusts
Bread
Pizza & pasta
Pancakes
Desserts
Wraps
Pastries

Green banana flour can also be used for the following:

Thickener
Smoothies
Sauces
Digestive aid
Sprinkled over cereals or fruit

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