BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • What is NatureSeal® and what benefits does it bring to fresh-cut produce?

    What is NatureSeal® and what benefits does it bring to fresh-cut produce?

    What began with a formulation to keep cut apples from browning has matured into a unique and progressive line of produce industry products. Jointly developed with the USDA, NatureSeal's shelf-life extension technology formed a new market segment; the fresh-cut produce industry. Over the years, our research and development scientists have created an entire line of NatureSeal products that maintain the quality of a wide array of fresh-cut produce, for up to 21 days. NatureSeal is the pioneer of shelf-life extension technology for the produce industry and currently works with over 500… Read more

  • April showers bring spring flavors

    April showers bring spring flavors

    Welcome to Spring! The weather is warming up, and Spring produce is right around the corner. If you are looking for a way to bring this fresh feeling to your menu, check out how NatureSeal® can help! Pears provide a refreshingly sweet flavor you can incorporate into your menu. Add fresh-cut pear to salads with chicken and nuts for an easy twist on a favorite. Or try a halved pear with sweet cream or yogurt-based topping with granola for a light and delicate Spring dessert! NatureSeal for Fresh-Cut Produce can keep pears tasting their best for up to 7 days! Peaches provide a much-needed… Read more

  • Healthy lifestyle with NatureSeal® for Fresh-Cut Produce

    Healthy lifestyle with NatureSeal® for Fresh-Cut Produce

    Eating fruits and vegetables is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Consumers now more than ever are starting to be more concerned with their eating habits. NatureSeal® for Fresh-Cut Produce can help businesses reach this new group of customers with both their foodservice and processors product lines. Adding NatureSeal will help extend the shelf life, allowing fresh-cut fruits and vegetables to maintain their natural look and texture for up to 21 days! Using NatureSeal gives businesses the opportunity to expand their menu further than before, while reducing waste! Fresh-cut produce… Read more

  • Extend your fruit and vegetable shelf life by using safe and environmentally friendly solutions

    Extend your fruit and vegetable shelf life by using safe and environmentally friendly solutions

    AGRICOAT NATURESEAL offers a wide range of safe and environmentally-friendly solutions to extend the fruit and vegetable shelf life and, therefore, reduce food waste. NatureSeal formulas are sulfite-free, allergen-free and GMO-free, kosher and halal certified, with some blends certified for use on organic produce. NatureSeal FS, an alternative to chlorine washing NatureSeal FIRST STEP (FS) is an alternative to chlorine washing for the decontamination of produce. It is a blend of weak fruit acids and is authorized for organic production (ECOCERT, OMRI, Soil Association). NatureSeal FS is… Read more

  • Trends in coatings and shelf-life extension on exotic and tropical fruits

    Trends in coatings and shelf-life extension on exotic and tropical fruits

    High quality produce that lasts a while and is safe to eat. These are two priorities for today’s consumers. For more than 25 years, AGRICOAT NATURESEAL has been working on just that in collaboration with universities, the USDA, as well as different companies. The company’s capabilities cover three different sectors. “First of all, we offer a range of environmentally friendly produce washes, used to clean and decontaminate fruits and vegetables,” says Simon Matthews with AgriCoat NatureSeal in the United Kingdom. “Our product gives operators the chance to eliminate chlorine washes… Read more

  • To maintain that crisp apple look, both at restaurants, catering, processors, and home...

    To maintain that crisp apple look, both at restaurants, catering, processors, and home...

    Nothing is better than bringing families and friends together for the holidays. As Thanksgiving and other holidays approaches, our hosts are thinking about their table setting and menu. NatureSeal® is always glad to lend a helping hand in delivering fresh looking fruits and vegetables to dinner tables. What is a Thanksgiving without apple pie? No one wants to see those off-putting browning apples inside their scrumptious pie. This is where NatureSeal comes in to save the day. NatureSeal has a product line specifically for baked apples. It helps maintains the fresh look for Read more

  • Tools for the foodindustry to stay on budget

    Tools for the foodindustry to stay on budget

    The foodservice industry seems to be always constantly innovating and changing for the convenience of both customers and staff. The one constant is just how crucial staying on budget is to the success of restaurant owners. The expenditure of running an established dining service can be mitigated with how inventory is stored and maintained. One of the most efficient measures you can take is using as much of your fresh-cut produce before they are wasted. This is where NatureSeal® can help you stay on budget! On select fruits and veggies, NatureSeal extends the shelf life of fresh-cut… Read more

  • NatureSeal’s® ever-expanding OMRI-certified line

    NatureSeal’s® ever-expanding OMRI-certified line

    NATURESEAL 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. What began with a formulation to keep cut apples from browning has matured into a unique and progressive line of produce industry products. Jointly developed with the USDA, NatureSeal's® shelf-life extension technology formed a new market segment; the fresh-cut produce industry. Over the years, our research and development… Read more

  • Few essentials tips you can use to strive toward green goals for the future of your business

    Few essentials tips you can use to strive toward green goals for the future of your business

    Restaurant sustainability as a green foodservice initiative has been continually innovated since the trend entered the cultural zeitgeist and the launch of the Sustainable Restaurant Association in 2009. As the industry continues to shift toward efficient eco-friendly standards, it will be up to restaurants and food production companies to make committed efforts in upholding these practices. There are many steps you can take today to be at the forefront of sustainable change in the foodservice industry. Read more

  • Make catering your next best priority

    Make catering your next best priority

    From compact lunch boxes for carry-out to on-demand applications, innovative methods are still being implemented to make catering simple. AGRICOAT NATURESEAL advises us that now is a perfect time to make a good impression on quality foodservice. What are the first steps to setting up your catering service, and what will you need to avoid any pitfalls that may occur in the fast-moving, unpredictable catering environment? These are just a few basic tips you will need that can make all the difference. Read more