BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Increasing Consumption While Reducing Waste

    Increasing Consumption While Reducing Waste

    Consumer demand for fresh, healthy, convenient food options has never been greater, as evidenced by the explosive growth in the fresh cut produce offerings today. Going hand and hand with this is the increase in social responsibility to reduce waste. NatureSeal’s technology in extending the shelf life of cut produce has been at the forefront of providing solutions to enable produce processors to bring fresh prepared fruits and vegetables to market. Vitamin and mineral based blends provide the means to maintain the fresh qualities of a vast variety of fresh cut fruits, veggie noodles and… Read more

  • Expanding consumer options - Do it at home

    Expanding consumer options - Do it at home

    For years, NATURESEAL has been the premier product to maintain the fresh qualities of cut produce including the color and texture, without altering the flavor. This product virtually created the fresh-cut produce market as we know it today. Produce processors use NatureSeal products to offer the consumer market the vast variety of options available in the produce aisle. The first NatureSeal product, NatureSeal for Apples, was co-developed with the USDA as an alternative to high-allergen sulfites. We were looking for a product that would maintain the fresh produce after cutting without any… Read more

  • Keeping it Cut, Fresh and Organic

    Keeping it Cut, Fresh and Organic

    According to the Organic Produce Network (OPN) organic fresh produce sales started the year strong with eight percent dollar and volume growth compared to the first quarter of 2017. Organic fresh vegetables accounted for $632 million in sales with, organic fruits hitting $400 million. Organic packaged salads remain the category driver, accounting for 19 percent of all organic fresh produce sales. Behind packaged salad sales were organic berries and apples, with the three categories making up 40 percent of all organic fresh produce sales for the quarter. Market research has determined… Read more

  • Bringing dinner back to the family table

    Bringing dinner back to the family table

    As reported by The Packer's Fresh Trends 2018, consumers are still looking for more flavors and combinations when it comes to bagged salads. According to their report, 50% of customers surveyed bought bagged salads in the past 12 months. In the 2017 United Fresh Produce Association Year in Review, complete salad kits grew to 34.1% of total salad dollar sales. This is indeed great news for the fresh produce industry. Consumer interest in healthy convenience isn't waning, they are looking for even more. The continued growth in this market is only limited to processor imaginations, and by… Read more

  • Putting sliced bananas in the mix

    Putting sliced bananas in the mix

    Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world today; in fact, over 100 billion bananas are eaten around the world every year, with approximately 51% of them eaten at breakfast time. Americans consume an annual average of 28 pounds of bananas per person. With their widespread popularity, bananas are the perfect fruit to cut and add to fruit and berry mixes. In the UK, sliced banana mixed with berries or other fruit are extremely popular. Read more

  • NatureSeal organic line for fresh cut root vegetables and other produce

    NatureSeal organic line for fresh cut root vegetables and other produce

    NatureSeal has developed organic certified formulations to extend the shelf life of organic produce. This ever-expanding OMRI-certified line currently treats a variety of organic produce with a simple blend of vitamins and minerals. With up to 21 days of extended shelf life, processors can treat organic produce at their facility, drastically reducing food waste. As with all other formulations, the organic produce maintain their natural color and texture and there is absolutely no alteration in the natural flavor of the organic fruits and vegetables. NatureSeal Organic Certified… Read more

  • Consumers want it all...and we can give it to them

    Consumers want it all...and we can give it to them

    Healthy and nutritious options are still at the forefront of consumer minds when purchasing food. With the rise in obesity and its health-related issues, people are still on a quest for healthier fare. However, they are no longer willing to sacrifice taste for healthy, nutritious foods. Today's consumers truly want it all; and why shouldn't they? Food science and technology has come a long way. Read more

  • Fruit health benefits

    Fruit health benefits

    There’s no secret behind fruits being a super food for helping lose weight and eliminate sugar cravings, explains NatureSeal blog. Packed with vitamins and minerals, these natural foods make the step to being healthier easy. Making a conscious effort to reach for these fruits over junk foods will help put you on track to living a healthy and happier life. Apples We’ve all heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but have you ever thought about why that saying has stuck around? Apples provide nutritional benefits that make your heart happy and help you maintain… Read more

  • NatureSeal expanding fresh-cut options for the foodservice industry

    NatureSeal expanding fresh-cut options for the foodservice industry

    NATURESEAL products for extending the shelf life of fresh-cut produce has established itself as the world leading technology in the industry. These vitamin/mineral blends, originally co-developed with the USDA to inhibit the browning of sliced apples, has been expanded by the NatureSeal team of scientists. Premier products that maintain the color and texture of cut fruit and vegetables, without altering the flavor, is enabling the foodservice industry to pre-prep fresh produce items that would otherwise brown prior to a dip in the NatureSeal solutions. Read more

  • AgriCoat NatureSeal, an active suggestions provider in Twitter, exhibits in Fruit Logistica

    AgriCoat NatureSeal, an active suggestions provider in Twitter, exhibits in Fruit Logistica

    AgriCoat NatureSeal, leader in fruit and vegetable coatings for pre and post-harvest protection, participates actively in Twitter, @NatureSeal, with suggestions to eat more fruits and vegetables, with quality. The company is at the forefront of research and development in edible coating technologies; successfully creating safe, edible, biodegradable, cost-effective pre- and post-harvest treatments for fresh produce. Today AgriCoat NatureSeal’s business spans four main sectors of the fresh produce industry - from orchard to lunchbox. NatureSeal Twitter says "Fresh is simple",… Read more