FRIEND at Fine Foods Aus­tralia

Fiji Sun - - Business -

Or­gan­i­cally grown, po­tent herbal reme­dies from Fiji, Turmeric and Lay­alaya will fea­ture in Fine Foods Aus­tralia to be held in Mel­bourne this week. Pack­aged as herbal tea, age old in­dige­nous Lay­alaya root that has been used to boost im­mune sys­tem and cure di­ges­tive and res­pi­ra­tory ail­ments has be­come pop­u­lar prod­uct of FRIEND’s Fiji Style range.

Other teas that will fea­ture at Fine foods in­clude Hi­bis­cus cup, Lemon Grass, Pep­per­mint and Basil. FRIEND’s herbs and spices range, rich in anti-ox­i­dants will in­clude pop­u­lar pure turmeric from our hills, Lemon grass, Basil, Rose­mary and high in de­mand Kafir lime leaves. Pure raw Vir­gin Co­conut Oil and Sea Salt will also fea­ture at Fine Foods in Aus­tralia. “Gluten free flour made from Cas­sava and co­conut proved very pop­u­lar at last year’s Fine Foods held in Syd­ney” said Sashi Ki­ran, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of FRIEND.

She said these will also be fea­tured at Fine Foods along FRIEND’s sig­na­ture chut­neys and jams. “OX­FAM Aus­tralia has started stock­ing up FRIEND’s Fiji Style chut­neys and jams from this year and we are con­fi­dent that Gourmet foods in Aus­tralia will love our gluten free flour and herbal tea ranges”, she said. FRIEND works with com­mu­ni­ties on sus­tain­able liveli­hoods and has been de­vel­op­ing a range of prod­ucts that are read­ily avail­able and has sus­tained our peo­ple for gen­er­a­tions.

These health foods will now be avail­able to the world through par­tic­i­pa­tion at Fine Foods in Mel­bourne. Fine Food Aus­tralia is the coun­try’s lead­ing trade ex­hi­bi­tion for the food­ser­vice, hos­pi­tal­ity and re­tail in­dus­tries. The an­nual show at­tracts over 1,000 ex­hibitors from Aus­tralia and the world, and al­ter­nates be­tween Syd­ney and Mel­bourne each Septem­ber. 2016 Fine Food Aus­tralia will be held in Mel­bourne from the 1215 Septem­ber at the Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

Some of the prod­ucts from FRIEND Fiji, which will be show­cased at the Fine Foods Aus­tralia in Mel­bourne next week.

Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of FRIEND, Sashi Ki­ran.

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