Australia-led innovation, ‘Fruit and Chia’ spreads range launches in stores

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 5th May 2014
Henry and Co Chia and Fruit spreads

Jam and conserves producer Henry Jones & Co. has launched a new ‘Fruit and Chia’ range that combines fruits with the ‘superfood’ chia seed.

Henry Jones & Co, which is part of the SPC portfolio, said the range contains 50 per cent fruit and 4 per cent chia seeds. There are three flavours in the range: raspberry, mango passionfruit and blood orange. The Company said the range “contains 45 per cent less sugar than jam”.

Serving suggestions include on spread on toast, added to muesli and smoothies, stirred through yoghurt or porridge, or added to baked goods.

Henry Jones & Co. said it uses “100 per cent chemical-free Chia seeds”, which are grown in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Company said chia seeds have “the highest combined nutrition of Omega 3 ALA, Omega 6, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants from a plant-based source”, naturally contain “high levels of vitamins and minerals”, are gluten-free and wholegrain.

SPC’s other brands include Ardmona, Goulburn Valley, IXL, SPC, and Taylor’s.

The Henry Jones & Co. ‘Fruit and Chia’ range is available in Woolworths stores nationally, and IGA and Ritchies stores (including IGA Express, Super IGA and Foodworks) forRRP $4.99 for a 290g jar. The range can be found in the jam aisle.