Heinz Wattie’s makes a wide range of nutritious and wholesome products, from fruit and vegetables to baked beans and seafood. Food is more than a fun and tasty part of our day – making the right choices can also help us stay healthy throughout our lives.
We believe all foods can be enjoyed in moderation within a healthy, balanced diet. Variety, colour, flavour, texture and aroma, are all important components of good food to be enjoyed everyday.
At Heinz Wattie’s we're always interested in discovering new ways to make our products even more nutritious and appealing – from our Weight Watchers range for the calorie-conscious to our growing selection of reduced sugar and salt products. Here, you'll find an introduction to a range of foods produced by Heinz Watttie’s and a summary of their benefits.
For fresh taste and natural sweetness you can't beat fruit – they are also a great source of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Each fruit provides you different nutrients, so eat a range of types and remember that fruit is always a great choice whether it’s fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced.
Like fruit, vegetables are a nutritional goldmine packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytonutrients, and different colours provide different nutrients and benefits so variety is key. They are generally low in sugar, salt and fat as well which make them an excellent choice. Frozen and canned vegetables are a great source of many nutrients as they're picked at their prime then snap-frozen or canned as soon as possible to help lock in their natural goodness and taste without the need for any preservatives.
You get so many nutrients in meat – including protein, B vitamins and minerals, especially iron in its most readily absorbed form – so it's recommended as part of a well-balanced diet.
Carbohydrates in pasta give you energy for life, growth and activity. For a healthy adult, it's recommended that about half your daily energy comes from carbohydrate-rich foods, like spaghetti and other pasta.
High in protein and generally low in fat, seafood is an excellent choice for any meal. Canned fish contains all the goodness of fresh fish, including the healthy benefits of omega 3 fats.
Fabulous food for both young and old, beans (and other legumes) give you iron, folate, protein and fibre – and they're rich in resistant starch that helps keep our digestive systems healthy. Baked beans (in tomato sauce) also give you lycopene, an antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals that damage body cells.
Fruit juice provides water, energy as fruit sugars, and vitamin C. Children who consume juice are more likely to reach their daily fruit requirement than those who don't.
Most people find it difficult to eat the recommended 3 serves of vegetables a day, but soup can make it easier. Our delicious soups have lots of vegetables as well as fibre to aid digestion from wholegrain pasta and legumes, including chickpeas, lentils and beans.