BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Holiday health matters

    Holiday health matters

    How do you manage your eating and avoid the holiday weight gain? Below we will share some tips that will help you navigate the tricky waters of holiday party eating. Have fun, but don’t regret that fun come January! The American Heart Association has some great insights into how to indulge without overindulging. Our favorite? “Include lots of seasonal, colorful fruits and vegetables.” Real Simple has season-long game plans to keep you healthy, whether you’re holiday shopping or hiding from your in-laws in the kitchen. Ask yourself, is what you’re eating worth it? If it’s… Read more

  • NatureSeal: Keeping the Variety in Sliced Apples Worldwide

    NatureSeal: Keeping the Variety in Sliced Apples Worldwide

    NatureSeal continues to further expand its presence worldwide. With over 650 processors in 68 countries, NatureSeal products for extending the shelf life of fresh-cut produce, has established itself as the world leading innovator of fresh-cut produce technology. The development of the initial NatureSeal product was the result of a collaborative effort between NatureSeal’s parent company, Mantrose-Haeuser, and the USDA. The criteria for the successful product was to develop a sulfite-free, vitamin/mineral blend, that could inhibit the browning and maintain the texture of sliced apples,… Read more

  • Tis the Season for Root Vegetables

    Tis the Season for Root Vegetables

    With the cooling temperatures comes the desire for warm, hearty meals. This makes stews, soups and one-pot dinners very popular during the cold winter months. The challenge for the time-constrained cook is the preparation of the vegetables that make up these muchloved comfort foods. Produce processors can now offer their customers prepackaged, fresh-cut root vegetables to make those home cooked meals when they have little time to chop and dice the staple ingredients. From potatoes to turnips to beets, the most appetizing and freshest looking root vegetables can be maintained with our… Read more

  • How to modify ingredients for allergen-free foods

    How to modify ingredients for allergen-free foods

    Over the last 20 years, the amount of people who suffer from food allergies has grown exponentially. In fact, studies have shown that food allergies are on the rise. Food Allergy Research & Education provides some mind blowing stats... Read more

  • New labs and opportunities for NatureSeal in Europe

    New labs and opportunities for NatureSeal in Europe

    NatureSeal announced expansion of its European research capabilities after opening new R&D labs and NPD facilities for AgriCoat Natureseal Ltd at the company’s facility in West Berkshire, England. Designed and installed with the help of the team from Kastner Laboratory furniture, the new space will play a key role in speeding the company’s product development; bringing to market the next generation of products for maintaining quality in fresh cut fruits and vegetables. Simon Matthews, General Manager for AgriCoat NatureSeal, explained that the company is driven by innovation and the… Read more

  • Agricoat NatureSeal will be present at Macfrut with its innovative range of postharvest coatings for fruits and vegetables

    Agricoat NatureSeal will be present at Macfrut with its innovative range of postharvest coatings for fruits and vegetables

    AGRICOAT NATURESEAL manufactures postharvest coatings to preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables during packaging, transport and marketing. Among its formulations include: Semperfresh, based on sucrose esters; NatureSeal maintains the natural flavor, texture and color of minimally processed fruits and vegetables and NatureSeal FS, a chlorine-free product for washing and sanitizing fresh produce before cutting. Read more

  • The ugly produce revolution: food waste reduction

    The ugly produce revolution: food waste reduction

    NatureSeal for Foodservice has continued to be a game changer for value-added produce. With the ability to extend the shelf-life of fresh cut produce, NatureSeal has allowed retail and foodservice to reduce waste, while saving money. The NatureSeal product line has truly revolutionized the fresh cut industry, with benefits to the environment. Because fresh is simple. Read more

  • AGRICOAT NATURESEAL launches a new website

    AGRICOAT NATURESEAL launches a new website

    AGRICOAT NATURESEAL launches a website with an innovative and attractive design. The information on the range of edible coatings of Agricoat NatureSeal is divided into three different sections. In addition, as a novelty, the website includes a BLOG with interesting information about healthy eating and the different uses of its range of products. Read more

  • Simon Matthews, AgriCoat NatureSeal, explains that the company expects to repeat their experience in London Produce Show

    Simon Matthews, AgriCoat NatureSeal, explains that the company expects to repeat their experience in London Produce Show

    AgriCoat NatureSeal Ltd is eager to participate in the firts Amsterdam Produce Show which will be held from the 2nd to the 4th November of this year. The expectations are high, given that there is an interesting market and the expected results are compared with those achieved in the London Produce Show. Read more

  • A clever tweak to how apples are sold is making everyone eat more of them

    A clever tweak to how apples are sold is making everyone eat more of them

    Three years ago, a group of researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab had a hunch. They knew that many of apples being served to kids as part of the National School Lunch Program were ending up in the trash, virtually untouched. But unlike others, they wondered if the reason was more complicated than simply that the kids didn't want the fruit. Specifically, they thought the fact that the apples were being served whole, rather than sliced, was doing the fruits no favor. And they were on to something. A pilot study conducted at eight schools found that fruit consumption… Read more