When making bread or other desserts, we often use fruit and vegetable powders as natural pigments. These natural fruit and vegetable powders are used to enrich the color and increase appetite. These fruit and vegetable powders are safer than artificial pigments.
In recent years, grinding dehydrated fruits and vegetables into a powder have become a relatively novel processed fruit and vegetable product, which is entering people's lives. Fruit and vegetable powder has high nutritional value and is rich in dietary fiber, natural vitamins, trace elements, unsaturated fatty acids, pectin, pigments, sugars, and tannins. But can fruit and vegetable powder replace fresh vegetables and fruits? the answer is negative.
1. The nutrition of fruit and vegetable powder may be less than that of fresh fruit and vegetable
During the drying and processing of fruit and vegetable powder, some heat-labile vitamins and moisture will be destroyed. If the fruit and vegetable powder is processed by freeze-drying, it can retain the most nutrients, which can basically reach 10%-50% of the original vegetables and fruits.
2. The satiety of fruit and vegetable powder is not as good as that of fresh fruits and vegetables
Fruit and vegetable powder can generally be washed directly with water, while fresh fruits and vegetables are mostly bulky, rich in water, rich in dietary fiber, and have a strong sense of satiety, which is more conducive to weight control.