New dried fruit items join snack category

CARVER, Mass. Decas Botanical Synergies has launched its new dried fruit snack line, Fruitaceuticals. The Fruitaceuticals line carries two varieties of enhanced dried cranberries and boasts convenience, health benefits and good flavor.

"Consumers demand healthy food that gives them the super-charged nutrients they need without having to sacrifice taste," Dan Souza, director of sales and marketing for Decas Botanical Synergies, said. “Fruitaceuticals delivers the solution.”

The two all-natural dried fruit items, PomaCrans and OmegaCrans, are dried cranberries enhanced with antioxidants and "phytochemicals" called proanthocyanidins (PACs), which are purported to help the body resist free-radicals that can damage the skin and internal organs.

PomaCrans is a made from Cape Cod cranberries enhanced with pomegranates and OmegaCrans combines cranberries and cranberry seed oil to deliver a serving of the beneficial oil, Omega 3-6-9.

The Fruitaceuticals 4-ounce re-sealable bags retail for $4.99. The dried cranberry snacks can be eaten out of the bag, mixed with nuts or used as a topping on salads or yogurt.