BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • 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

  • 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