According to the definition given by Harald Tangl – one of the most popular nutrition experts of mid-XX century, „Nutrition is one of the most important manifestations of the life activities of man. Nature with its powerful strength, through the survival instinct, makes all of us take care of the food our body needs.” I believe we can accept this definition, the statement being of course very general because what the food needed actually means? The question is not only about quantity, it concerns also the parameters characterising the food, how the contents relate to the physiological needs.
It is well known that the diet of many people can be characterised as unhealthy from many points of view. The main problem, which is of a general nature, is the following: one eats too much fat and sugar, too little complex carbohydrates, too much salt, very little minerals and even less fibres. Therefore, eating products which improve the above picture is considered favourable and healthy.
The healthy food aware customer looks for a product which has not only good organoleptic characteristics and good quality / price ration, but it also meets the modern food requirements. The healthy food aware customer buys and eats a product which, taken in reasonable quantities, of course, has a favourable effect on the consumer’s health.
Fornetti, who have long been offering consumers high quality products with very pleasant taste qualities, strive to meet the expectations arising from the expansion of nutrition knowledge in nutrition and therefore they continuously enlarge and change their product range.
Just a few examples of the changes towards more healthy ingredients in products. Fornetti is the first company in Hungary which in 2007 replaced traditional margarine with margarine containing minimum quantity of trans fatty acids (below 2%), while not charging the additional costs to the customers. Fruit fillings are continuously replaced by one containing whole fruit instead of product pulp. The company also strives to optimise the salt and sugar content.