BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Bubblegum-flavoured apples to tempt children and... apples with a variety of other flavours 

    Bubblegum-flavoured apples to tempt children and... apples with a variety of other flavours 

    Bubblegum-flavoured apples could be on their way to UK supermarkets as part of a push to tempt children to up their fruit & veg intake. Agricoat NatureSeal, a US-based shelf-life extension technology provider, is planning to introduce its edible coating product NatureSeal on the UK market, after unveiling the technology at London’s Casual Dining trade show last week. The coating is an evolution of technology already in use in the US to prolong the lifespan of pre-cut fruit and veg, which uses a range of vitamins and minerals to extend shelf life by up to 21 days. NatureSeal also… Read more

  • NatureSeal Fresh-Cut Solutions latest consumer product debuts at NGA!

    NatureSeal Fresh-Cut Solutions latest consumer product debuts at NGA!

    NatureSeal, Inc. is pleased to introduce their latest product for consumers: NatureSeal Fresh-Cut Solutions, Fresh-Cut Produce Extender. Designed to inhibit browning in select fruits and vegetables, NatureSeal keeps produce looking fresh while maintaining the texture, and without altering the taste for up to 1 week! NatureSeal for fresh-cut apples was originally developed and patented with the USDA as a consumerfriendly alternative to sulfites. The Research and Development team at NatureSeal continued to expand this amazing product line. Markets can now offer the NatureSeal retail… Read more

  • Make Room for Gen Z

    Make Room for Gen Z

    Millennials have been in the forefront of marketers targeting this generation as the most infuential buyers out there. Well, not too far behind on their heels is Gen Z. This new age group of potential buyers is just coming of age and will surely be a force to recon with. According to a recent report by The Hartman Group, "Gen Z are diverse, connected, aware, and socially and politically engaged. With its oldest members just entering their 20's, this generation is poised to be a disruptive force culturally and as a market". With this in mind, there are surely more changes to come in the… Read more

  • Cooperation between shelf-life extension technology pioneer and equipment manufacturers

    Cooperation between shelf-life extension technology pioneer and equipment manufacturers

    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 minimally processed produce, for up to 21 days. What began with a formulation to keep cut apples from browning has matured into a unique and progressive line of produce industry Read more

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables extending our lifespan

    Fresh fruit and vegetables extending our lifespan

    A recent report in Nature Medicine gives us perhaps the most important reason to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer from The University of Minnesota Medical School faculty and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia have discovered a natural product called Fisetin present in many fruits and vegetables. Fisetin was found to reduce the level of damaged cells in the body caused by aging. As people age, their bodies accumulate damaged cells. When cells get to a certain level of damage they go through an aging process of their own,… Read more

  • Colours to get the kids to eat healthier, a NatureSeal proposal

    Colours to get the kids to eat healthier, a NatureSeal proposal

    "Eat the rainbow" is Agricoat Natureseal proposar for a healthier eat. Sometimes getting the kids to eat healthier is like pulling teeth. What better way to get them excited about eating their fruits and veggies than introducing them to the colors of nature? Eat the Rainbow: - Red- strawberries, red bell peppers, watermelon, red apples, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes, cranberries, beets, red potatoes, rhubarb - Orange- peaches, oranges, pumpkin, carrots, apricots, mangoes, butternut squash Read more

  • 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