An ideal body weight and healthy skin are some of the promised benefits of a beauty snack from Austria, introduced at IFE07.

Magic Fruits Beauty Snack dried fruits have "bioactive" ingredients claimed to protect and strengthen the body.

"The really attractive effects are healthy skin, glossy hair, ideal body weight and a positive aura," said MD Kurt Hattinger.

"Our nutritional habits represent the most important factor in effective beauty care and the range of substances contained in fruits and vegetables play a major role in this regard."

The snacks, which will be available in 20 types including pineapple, strawberry, apple, raspberry, mandarin, blackberry, banana and plum, are free of supplementary active ingredients, aromas, colourings and preservatives.

Hattinger said retailers interested in the range could stock different combinations of the fruits to suit any particular market.