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WHAT WE GROW

SALAD LEAF

At LeaderBrand grow and process a range of salad leaf – they’re versatile and a delicious way to add nutrients to any dish.

We love our salad leaf from spinach to rocket and everything in-between. LeaderBrand proudly supply over half the baby spinach in New Zealand.

location

where does our salad leaf grow?

We grow a range of salad leaf at our Matamata and Gisborne farms, both farms have a stable climate and free draining soil. This gives us regional diversity and helps consistency of supply of tasty salad.

We are constantly trialing new varieties to see what grows, processes and most importantly what tastes the best.

SALAD LEAF
our process

how do we make it?

To supply some of the country’s best and tastiest bagged salad leaf. we follow these important steps.

  1. A wide range of salad leaf is harvested daily, which is then quickly transported to our salad house.
  2. To process a range of salad leaf we prep, double-wash, dry and pack the salad leaf at our salad house in Gisborne.
  3. To help give it a longer shelf life, both at the supermarket and in your fridge, we use a state-of-the-art drying machine to remove any excess moisture.
  4. As soon as our salad leaf bags are packed, we transport it daily directly to our customers.
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did you know?

LeaderBrand is the country’s largest spinach grower, New Zealanders consumed over 11 million bags of spinach in the last year! It’s no wonder it’s our most popular bagged salad.

Our salad leaf products are sold in a range of sizes look out for it in Woolworths, Foodstuffs and My Food Bag.

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our salad leaf products

BABY SPINACH

Creamy, smooth, and very nutritious! Toss through another salad, add a handful to a smoothie or cook with many other dishes.

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • grass Gisborne & Matamata
  • auto_awesome Washed & Ready To Eat
  • check Good source of Folate
  • check Source of Vitamin A

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Servings per package: 3

Serving size: 40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  32 kJ 81 kJ
Protein 1.2 g 3.0 g
Fat, Total 0.1 g 0.3 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.0 g 0.0 g
– sugars 0.0 g 0.0 g
Dietary Fibre 1.0 g 2.4 g
Sodium 7 mg 17 mg
Folate 88 ug (44% RDI*) 220 ug
Vitamin A  113 ug (15% RDI*) 283 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

LeaderBrand Bagged Mesclun Salad

MESCLUN SALAD

Our LeaderBrand Mesclun Salad combines a variety of tender baby leaves with our own Raspberry Balsamic Dressing for true culinary brilliance.

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • grass Gisborne & Matamata
  • tag_faces Gluten Free
  • auto_awesome Washed & Ready To Eat
  • panorama_vertical Dressing Included
  • cruelty_free Vegetarian

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Servings per package: 4

Serving Size: 37.5 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100 g
Energy  71 kJ 189 g
Protein 0.8 g 2.1 g
Fat, Total 0.3 g 0.9 g
– saturated 0.0 g 0.1 g
Carbohydrate 2.3 g 6.2 g
– sugars 2.0 g 5.3 g
Sodium 49 mg 131 mg

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

WILD ROCKET

Peppery, nutty and full of flavour. Try tossing this zingy leaf through your favourite salad, add to a pizza or mix through pasta to amp up the taste.

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • grass Gisborne
  • auto_awesome Washed & Ready To Eat
  • check Source of Vitamin A

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Servings per package: 2.5

Serving Size:40 g

Avg Quantity per serve Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy  38 kJ 95 g
Protein 1.3 g 3.2 g
Fat, Total 0.2 g 0.5 g
– saturated <0.1 g <0.1 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0.2 g
– sugars 0.1 g 0.2 g
Dietary Fibre 0.9 g 2.3 g
Sodium 5 mg 13 mg
Vitamin A 89 ug (12% RDI*) 222 ug

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 14th Edition 2021

Quantities stated above are averages only.

*Recommended Daily Intake (NZ Adult)

LEADERBRAND 100% FRESH BAGGED SALAD Value Mesculun

Value Mesclun

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • grass Gisborne & Matamata
  • tag_faces Gluten Free
  • check No Additives or Preservatives

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal)
Protein (g)
Fat, total (g)
– saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g)
– sugars (g)
Fibre (g)
Sodium (mg)

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

LEADERBRAND 100% FRESH SALAD MIX

SALAD MIX

Our own special mix of colour, taste, and texture!

  • wb_sunny Available All Year Round
  • tag_faces Gluten Free
  • auto_awesome Washed & Ready To Eat
  • check No Additives or Preservatives

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal)
Protein (g)
Fat, total (g)
– saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g)
– sugars (g)
Fibre (g)
Sodium (mg)

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

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