History of harvest, Heritage of health

/ 02:22 PM September 28, 2020

Del Monte Philippines (DMPI) takes pride in Del Monte brand’s 134-year history tracing its roots in California. Its brand heritage is a testimony to consumers’ trust. Operations were set up in the Philippines 94 years ago in 1926, sustainably nurturing the land. Close to a century of farmer know-how and environmental care have been handed down and honed across generations, a testament to its sustainable agricultural practices.

DMPI pursues the company’s vision – Nourishing Families. Enriching Lives. Every Day. – by offering health and wellness through delicious and nutritious food. Its pineapple-based products are high in vitamin C. Studies have established that consumption of pineapples increases the production of granulocytes making up 60% of the body’s white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense against infection, thereby building immunity. Pineapples also have phytochemicals which help prevent cancer.

Del Monte 100% Pineapple Juices include a range of healthy offerings:  Vitamins A-C-E for immunity building, Fiber-Enriched for daily detoxification, Heart Smart with Reducol to help lower bad cholesterol, and Bone Smart for calcium enrichment.

DMPI exports its fresh pineapples under the S&W brand and packaged fruits under the Del Monte brand as well, which are well enjoyed around the world.


Del Monte Philippines’ plantation in Bukidnon

DMPI’s culinary portfolio includes tomato-based products: tomato sauces, spaghetti sauces and ketchups that are rich in lycopene which is associated with lower incidence of cancer.  DMPI’s Quick ‘n Easy line of ready-to-use recipe sauces, dry mixes and marinades make it easier for working moms to prepare a wide variety of meals. The company also brought to the Philippines another heritage brand from the US, Contadina, for olive oil, pasta sauces, pasta and canned tomatoes which take to heart the Mediterranean philosophy of cooking with only the finest ingredients to deliver authentic flavors.

DMPI’s mainstay products and popular recipes have been part of people’s meals for generations whether as a tomato culinary ingredient, a pineapple baking ingredient, mixed fruit dessert or pineapple juice. The lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made consumers stock their pantries with trusted brands like Del Monte, Contadina and S&W which offer healthy, delicious, long shelf-life products, perfect companions for meal and snack occasions at home where families spend more time. Amidst the pandemic, DMPI helps consumers cultivate a habit of health and build their immunity.

Del Monte Philippines thanks its consumers for their sustained support over five generations, nearly 100 years. As one of the country’s original plant-based companies, DMPI stands by its commitment to bring health, wellness and nutrition through sustainably grown food.

Healthier produce, healthier people, healthier planet – a heritage of health.

Del Monte Philippines’ healthy food and beverage products

Del Monte Pacific Limited’s FY2020 Annual Report, “Growers of Good,” was published in August.


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