The types of bars produced at Sun Health Foods include: Nut bars, Health bars, Fruit bars, Cereal bars, Protein bars, Confectionery bars, Fruit & Nut slices, Kids bars, Nougat rolls, Layered bars and Enrobed bars.
Quality and content is of most importance at Sun Health Foods and we are committed to providing better nutritional options. We have developed this website to help you get the answers you need regarding the best diet options for you and your family.
Syrup ingredients are used at Sun Health Foods as a binder to enable the dry ingredients to form and adhere into a bar-shaped product. Syrup ingredients used include rice syrup, agave syrup, glucose syrup polydextrose, and honey. These syrups have been selected as ingredients to enable for overall reduced processing sugars and reduced calories in the finished product. The advantage is that this contributes to and aids in weight management.
The wholesome goodness of fruits is selected by Sun Health Foods in their products, used as a natural source of sugars and sweetness, which include apricots, apples, sultanas and pears. Most fruits are generally high in fibre and Vitamin C, which helps contribute to an antoxidant effect in the body. Fruits also contain phytochemicals which aids in proper long-term cellular health and they also may benefit in aiding thyroid hormone metabolism and immune functions.
HI FI PRODUCTS
Hi Fi products are products manufactured by Sun Health Foods that are high in fibre. Ingredients used to manufacture these products are mainly natural, with the fibre being sourced from fruits, nuts and extracts of plants including inulin from the chichory plant. The advantages of a diet high in fibre are numerous and include items such as:
• acting as a bulking agent in your diet, to make you feel fuller faster;
• lowering cholesterol;
• regulating blood sugar
Sun Health Foods has a variety of rice ingredients in the manufacture of their products. Related ingredients include items sucth as rice syrup, rice bran and puffed rice. As rice is regarded as the most important staple food commodity world wide, rice ingredients are readily available enabling a fast response to demand on the manufacture of products using rice ingredients. Rice ingredients are also a good alternative for gluten free products.
Sun Health Foods uses a wide range of grain ingredients in the manufacturing of some products, including oats, rice and corn. Grains of this nature generally contain soluble fibre, which contributes to an extended sensation of fullness. Grains and cereals especially oats also contain cholesterol lowering properties, which is a healthier alternative to products and ingredients with higher cholesterol.
There are several products that contain a number of seed ingredients, such as sesame and sunflower seeds. These ingredients are known to be rich in various vitamins and minerals and contain phytosterols, which is associated with reduced levels of blood cholesterol. Further, they can also be an excellent source of dietary fibre, protein, Vitamin E, B Vitamins and various minerals.
Many bars are manufactured with glucose syrup that carries technical functions such as sweetness and binding capabilities, which contribute to typical organoleptic characteristics of this type of product. However, there are alternatives to the use of glucose that can be nutritionally advantageous to the consumer as well as carry out the same technological functions.
Code of Practice has indicated that to make a “very high in fibre” claim, a minimum of 6g per serve of dietary fibre needs to be declared. Sun Health Foods ensure their products contain this amount of dietary fibre on products where we have made this claim.
Parents often choose foods labelled “all natural – no artifical colours or flavours” for their children for piece of mind. Sun Health Foods recognise this is an important part of a parent’s decision when selecting the right type of product and as such have not included any artificial colours or flavours in their products.
Sun Health Foods recognises that people suffering food allergens is becoming increasingly predominant, particularly with an intolerance to gluten. Where ever possible, we have re-developed all our products to become gluten free, such that consumers with a gluten intolerance can enjoy the snack filled goodness of our products.
Sun Health Foods recognise the beliefs of whole grains in a healthy diet and uses grains such as rolled oats and whole puffed rice grains wherever cereals are required.