We all know those little black discs of spent chewing gum covering our streets make our cities and towns look grubby. And it’s even worse when someone else’s freshly spat out ball of bright green or pink chewy gets stuck to our shoes, clothes or bags! But what should we do? Australian Food and Pharmaceutical Industries have a solution. Plant-based, biodegradable gum that's safe for you to swallow.
Mulberry fruit is extremely nutritious. They're high in iron, fibre, and vitamin C, and are a rich source of antioxidants. Although mulberry trees typically fruit prolifically, in the warm Australian climate they ripen quickly and have a short season. With AFPI's Mulberry Fruit Extract Capsules you can enjoy the benefits of mulberry fruit year-round.
The whitener additive titanium dioxide, also known as E171, or Colour(171), has caused a stir recently after the French decision to suspend approval for its use as a food additive following study’s linking it to gut disorders, cell damage, and potentially cancer. In this post we reflect on why AFPI doesn’t use titanium dioxide in our products.
We find that a lot of customers are surprised to learn that regular chewing gum contains plastic. And it makes sense why they would be unaware – the manufacturers of these synthetic chewing gums don’t want you to think about what you’re putting in your mouth.
Natural sweeteners like xylitol are great for providing the same sweet taste as sugar, without the calories and while keeping blood sugar levels stable. But with all the chemical-sounding names it can be hard to tell the different artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes apart. So here’s the low down on why Australian Food and Pharmaceutical Industries chose xylitol for our chewing gum.