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Tomato grower to drop TOV 'bombs'

This week in Anaheim, Sunset will unveil its newest on-the-vine tomato bomb at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Tradeshow & Expo. The sweet golden snacking tomato follows the Flavor Bombs and Sugar Bombs, both of which are ripened and packed on the vine. “Sunset dominates the on-the-vine snacking…

Is the Iceberg lettuce the variety with the lowest nutritional value?

Lettuce, in general, contributes very few calories to the diet because, as pointed out by the Spanish Federation of Nutrition (FEN), it stands out for having a high water…

Pure Flavor to launch RedRoyals at PMA Fresh Summit

"New cherry tomato on the vine will be a game changer"

While increasing its acreage of traditional greenhouse commodities of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants, Pure Flavor continues to focus on bringing new specialty items to market. After years of research & development, the company will be unveiling its new RedRoyals Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine…

Sunset introduces Kaboom! Black jalapeno and Wild Wonders peppers

New peppers feature 'taste explosion' and 'super-sweet flavor'

First came Aloha. Then Shazam!. Now Sunset offers two new flavor innovations in the pepper category: Kaboom! black jalapeno and premium Wild Wonders peppers. “Sunset is the fastest-growing pepper brand in the United States,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO, and the fourth-generation family member…

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Flowers: a new booming superfood

"The consumption of flowers is not a new trend; the Romans already ate lavender flowers and roses in omelettes. The peak of their use in gastronomy was reached in Victorian England, mainly in the form of sauces. Soon they will become a common ingredient in tables around the world. If they have not become popular until now, it…

Tropos Places

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Grupo Projar will present its new sustainable substrates and pots at Iberflora 2019

At the 48th edition of Iberflora, which will take place from October 1 to 3 at Feria Valencia, in Spain, Grupo Projar will present its latest innovations in substrates and sustainable pots. The company's Desch sustainable pots, the market leader, are customizable and 100% biodegradable thermoformed pots.…

LED platform for vertical farming provides 1820 PPF output and FarmVision AI

Illumitex announces NeoPAR XO, a major upgrade to their grow proven NeoPAR LED lighting system designed for vertical agricultural systems. The new NeoPAR XO brings the benefits of Illumitex’s horticulturist-curated artificial-intelligent machine-learning FarmVisionAI to the difficult task of vertical…

Functional quality of little-studied tomato varieties

Scientists at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) have investigated the commercial and functional quality parameters in little-studied tomato varieties to find possible noticeable…

Carnegie Mellon University

Strawberries researched in development of insulin pill

More than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes and must inject themselves with insulin two to four times daily. Researchers have been looking for ways to administer the…

Organic produce box to be launched in the UK

SunFresh Produce announces the launch of Pikt Fresh, the ethical choice for organic fresh produce delivered nationwide directly to consumers. Pikt Fresh has launched a service going beyond the norm: boxes don't just contain organic fresh produce, there is a range for home, work and catering; offering a…

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Indonesian mushroom watches

Indonesia’s PALA Nusantara’s watches come across as edgy fashion products with strong Japanese aesthetics. However, the watches are also claimed to be eco-friendly. Ashni Sastrosubroto of PALA Nusantara: “We do claim our products as the first eco-friendly watch in the world because aside from its machine, the materials are very…

From local sustainable farming to ready meals and convenience food

Made by Farmdrop is Farmdrop’s new range of healthy, simple and fresh handmade ready meals and convenience food. Every single ingredient is sourced from the company’s existing community of local, sustainable farmers and producers and  the line will also have 100% plastic-free packaging. The line includes nourishing…

Chicken nuggets with hidden vegetables developed for children

Every parent knows chicken nuggets are one of the tried-and-true meal options for young children. However, the odds are also that you won’t find many kids who list a vegetable as one of their favorites. However, if you have a child and struggle to get them to eat their greens, there are now chicken…

P.L. Light Systems introduces NXT-LP Ceramic Metal Halide Luminaire

"The next best thing to sunlight"

The 315W NXT-LP CMH luminaire is the latest complement to the P.L. Light Systems product family. This professional-grade luminaire delivers optimal lighting performance both as a standalone technology or when used to supplement existing lighting applications, according to the manufacturer. The luminaire’s…

Lechuga gourmet: from Colombia to the world

We all know that lettuce is very healthy since it is rich in water, vitamins, and minerals and low in calories. What few know is that Colombia is a pioneer in growing lettuce, especially in the cultivation of a new variety of the vegetable known as gourmet lettuce. Based in the Colombian city of Zipaquirá,…

Okra - the long history of this 'new' vegetable on our plates

Okra is a rising star within gastronomy, although in any list of foods that are an acquired taste, okra would rank near the top. An odd-looking and unusual-tasting pod with…

"New cucumber clip easier and faster to use"

Launched in 2013, the Ergo Clip has become one of ARaymond’s most popular and bestselling product. Designed specifically for the cucumber market, the innovative 14.5mm Ergo Clip fastening system is ideal for the production of delicate plants within a greenhouse setting as it reduces damage and maximises…

Celery Juice: The biggest trend in health and wellness

Celery juice. According to some sources, it can be a true game-changer for your health. With only seven calories and less than one gram of sugar per rib, celery juice is…

Real-time loggers provide temperature and location information

DeltaTrak® will be launching two new FlashLink Real-Time Prime In-Transit Loggers at Asia Fruit Logistica, Stand 3W41, Sept. 4th – 6th, 2019, at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. With these two new models of real-time monitors (loggers), DeltaTrak has expanded its line of real-time loggers with cost-effective and…

Here is the man who guards America's ketchup

For some people, ketchup is a symbol of the problems with American food. They find it highly processed, mass-produced, and full of sugar. Historian Gabriella Petrick certainly saw it that way when she started digging into the archives of the H. J. Heinz Company. "I'll be honest, I came to my subject as a…

Avoa de Osedo tomatoes from the Spanish province of La Coruña, about to become an official variety

The traditional tomato variety Avoa de Osedo, grown in the town of Sada, in the Spanish province of La Coruña, could soon become an official variety registered by the…

From 20-22g of plastic to 3-4g per pack

Coolibah Herbs switches to pillow packs

It has been a very cold wet winter in Victoria and has been since the beginning of August, according to Vincent Eysseric from Coolibah Herbs. “It is starting to affect supply and we are now seeing shortages. Spring should start in September but there are no signs of it yet, normally we are starting to…

From wasted vegetables to nutrient-rich powders and supplements

Cauliflower and broccoli pills

Australian farmers could soon be producing broccoli and cauliflower pills, giving consumers one serve of vegetables in a tiny capsule. The horticulture industry hopes a demand for nutrient-rich…

Rijk Zwaan

Fusarium-resistant cucumber varieties introduced

For years, there has been an urgent need from growers for cucumber varieties with Fusarium oxysporum resistance. Rijk Zwaan has introduced not one but two such varieties onto the commercial market. The newcomers Forami RZ and 24-272 RZ are both resistant to the fungal infection which is notably difficult…

What are the features of a perfect snacking pepper?

The popularity of mini sweet snacking peppers is steadily increasing. The red, yellow and orange colors look very appealing to consumers and it’s a healthy, tasty convenient snack for people on-the-go. What does it take to develop mini sweet peppers that meet the needs of both retailers and consumers? In…

Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture

Strawberry shipments from formerly evacuated Japanese town

Last Monday, strawberries started being shipped from Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture. Okuma is a town that was given an evacuation order following the nuclear power plant disaster…

Yoom, Syngenta’s new tomato brand:

“Prospects of continuing to supply throughout the year are good”

A new tomato brand has been launched: Syngenta presents Yoom. This cocktail tomato has a characteristic purple colour on the outside, while its flesh is red, bordering on orange. It’s the result of a natural selection programme of the tomato specialists of Syngenta Vegetable Seeds. Jeremie Chabanis,…

Rijk Zwaan brings new melons and snack vegetables to Asian market

‘Asian Jewels’ is a new range of tasty melons that Rijk Zwaan has specially selected for the Asian market. The vegetable breeding company is launching the new high-quality melon types at Asia Fruit Logistica. Asian Jewels is not the only innovation Rijk Zwaan will be presenting at the event; a new snack…

“We found these micro cucumbers in the mountains of South America”

“We are always on the lookout for fun, ancient, heirloom-type of items that we think work well for chefs,” says Nicolas Mazard with Flavour Fields™. “A few years ago, we were exposed to tiny watermelons from South America. They look like watermelons and are from the same family as the cucumber and taste…

On display at the De Ruiter Experience Center

Seminis presents new type of broccoli

Skytree is the newest introduction in broccoli from Seminis. Skytree is part of the "Easy Floret" series. The broccoli from this series is easier to harvest mechanically due to the reduced number of leaves around the stem. Skytree is also easy to process into florets. This results in a product which is…

New micro snacking line debuts just in time for 'Back to School'

Sunset® is helping kids gear up for the year with its new line of lunchbox-worthy snacking vegetables: Sprinkles™ Tiny Mighty Tomatoes™ and Qukes™ Tiny Mighty Cucumbers™. With…

Ensuring transparency and predictability along the value chain

Metro is testing alternatives to expiration date

The FreshIndex, which is supported by the SME-NetC measure, is intended to help solve one of the key challenges of our time: premature disposing of edible food. According to recent…


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