Fruitomed is a Québec enterprise specialized in the production of natural products with a high concentration of polyphenols.
Our adventure began in 2008 with the creation of our company AU VERSANT DU SUREAU, the company that has been responsible for cultivating our elderberry plantation on a 17-acre parcel of land in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Québec.
There, we only cultivate edible elderberry varieties that were developed specifically for fruit production by Agriculture Canada. Elderberries produced by Fruitomed (Au Versant du Sureau) are certified organic by Ecocert Canada.
We also created FRUITOMED Inc., which means “Fruits with medicinal properties”, a company that is specialized in the processing of small Québec fruits destined to the production of natural products with a high concentration in polyphenols. The 6000 sq ft factory is located in Thetford Mines in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Québec and is licensed by Health Canada for the manufacturing of natural products (licence #: 301846). This means that product manufacturing must respect the requirements and quality control measures issued by Health Canada.
In addition to producing organic elderberries, Fruitomed sources other Québec producers who provide all of the small fruits processed by Fruitomed.
These partners must also produce superior quality fruits, without the application of pesticides. (As the organic accreditation of a few Fruitomed providers is still pending, we cannot put the ORGANIC logo on our products.)
To manufacture high quality products, starting with high quality fruits was essential for us.
That is why all of our products are made from carefully selected, hand-picked elderberries to ensure they are healthy and perfectly ripe.
Furthermore, all of the fruits used in our products are Category A ripe fruits, which means that they have been carefully selected and only the most perfectly ripened dark coloured fruits are picked in order to produce extracts that have a high concentration of polyphenols.
Parents of 3 young children, we wanted to make the antioxidant intake in our diet easier, even during the months when fruits are out of season, and develop products that could be consumed efficiently, easily and quickly, and be delicious tasting.
After many years of research, we developed a cold concentration process that allows for the conservation of all of the polyphenols contained in the fruits. We then marketed our product line under the “IMMUNIA” brand. Our main mission was to market high quality products with the principle of being efficient for health, easy to consume and delicious tasting.
Fruitomed’s IMMUNIA products were the first natural health products made from Québec elderberries to receive Health Canada’s approval for the claim, “provides NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS to maintain good health”.
The Power of Polyphenols
Although elderberries have been recognized for their antiviral properties for many years, it is thanks to Fruitomed and its many scientific partners that Québec’s elderberries have been made popular for their excellent antioxidant properties. Also, Fruitomed is proud to collaborate since 2013, various causes and research on cancer.
Elderberry production and the processing of other Québec small fruits are a real passion for us and we are pleased to help you discover all of their health benefits through our website.
Discover products that are efficient, 100% natural, organic and great-tasting made from these marvellous small fruits from Quebec!
A small fruit rich in quality!