Abbott introduces plant-based, veggie-, fruit-rich products for feeding tubes

Abbott is re-launching PediaSure Harvest and launched a new line of products, Ensure Harvest, for folks who rely on feeding tubes.

Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) is re-launching PediaSure Harvest and launched a new line of products, Ensure Harvest, for folks who rely on feeding tubes. Each product offers plant-based protein and organic food ingredients, including organic pureed mango, spinach, pumpkin, banana, and carrot juice concentrate. 

“At Abbott, we know that proper nutrition is a cornerstone of optimal health,” said Matt Beebe, divisional vice president and general manager, Abbott’s U.S. Therapeutic Nutrition business, in a press release. “Our Harvest products are made with organic fruits and vegetables which can serve as a sole source of nutrition and are packaged for the realities of life on the go, making mealtime more flexible, inclusive and convenient.”

Harvest can be used as sole-source nutrition or as a supplement to meet daily nutrition requirements. PediaSure Harvest, for kids ages 1-13, and Ensure Harvest, for ages 14+, contain no artificial flavors or colors, no gluten or milk. Each provides 25 essential vitamins and minerals and are a good source vitamins C, E, and selenium. They are suitable for oral feeding and bolus syringe, gravity syringe, and pump-assisted tube feeding.

“Individuals and families of those using feeding tubes want nutritious feeding options,” said Steve Hertzler, PhD, RD, LD, senior nutrition scientist at Abbott. “PediaSure and Ensure Harvest take the guess work out of meal planning by providing complete nutrition for kids and adults made with plant-based ingredients and conveniently packaged in portable, reclosable containers.”