Processed foods are typically less healthy than fresh food, they contain high level of sodium, saturated fat, trans fat and high fructose corn syrup. These additives increase flavor but do not enhance the nutritional value of the food, which is why processed foods are said to contain empty calories. However at Wangarau foods our foods are processed through the natural way and we ensure our machines are regulated properly during the drying process to reduce the humidity of the contents, kill germs and maintain the nutritional content ( Value) in the products.
Overall, processed foods contain more calories than unprocessed foods. Eating these foods promotes weight gain and may result in adverse health consequences.
Some processed foods are fortified with beneficial vitamins and minerals. Cereals, gramola bars, clairy products and certain beverages often contain added nutrients. while eating fortified foods helps your body get the nutrients it needs more so fortification does not necessarily make a food healthy. High – Calorie fatty foods can contain beneficial vitamins and minerals. The most heavily processed foods contain many oils, sweeteners, starches, fats and salt to lengthen shelf life and improve taste