We all know that fresh fruits are a healthy and delicious snack option. However, when it comes to placement in a vending machine, they present specific challenges. Fresh fruit has a short shelf life, which means that you will have to rotate your supply almost daily. It can also be difficult to package and store within a vending machine.
If you want to offer your employees a snack that is healthy, delicious, has a long shelf life and is easy to store, offer dried fruit in your vending machine.
Dried fruits, like raisins, prunes, apples, apricots, and peaches, stay fresh for a long period of time, they are easy to package and store in a vending machine and they are portable. Plus, you don’t have to worry about them being “in season”. All of that, plus their amazing health benefits, and these natural snacks are an excellent option for your company vending machine.
What type of health benefits do dried fruits offer? Here are the most notable nutritional advantages:
- They’re high in fiber. Dried fruits typically pack more fiber than the same serving size of their fresh fruit equivalent. One ounce of raisins, for example, contains the same amount of fiber as one cup of grapes.
- They’re loaded with antioxidants. Dates and figs, for example, offer more phenol, an antioxidant that has been found to combat heart disease, cancer and diabetes, than some fresh fruit.
- They’re high in calories, yet low in fat. This makes dried fruits a great source of energy. They are also an excellent snack alternative for people who are trying to watch their weight.
Offer dried fruits in your snack vending machines and let your employees reap the fantastic health benefits these sweet snacks offer. To learn more about providing healthy snack options to your employees, contact us here at Sun Vending today by calling 949-717-7632.