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Processed fruit and vegetables

Fresh processor now bringing fresh cut produce coast to coast

One fresh-cut produce processor has expanded its operations, to include eight manufacturing locations. With facilities in seven states and one province, Your Way*Fresh said it now has the capacity to bring fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products to every part of the United States and Canada."We have seen a.....

Also: plans to cover 30% of Ukraine’s juice market

T.B.Fruit to invest €5 million in mandarin processing

T.B.Fruit, one of the largest processors of fruits and berries in Ukraine, intends to invest €3 to 5 million in the launch of a mandarin processing plant with a capacity of 50,000-60,000 tonnes in Georgia by December 2018. “Mandarins will be processed in Georgia and imported to Ukraine. In late autumn this.....

Launch of ready-to-eat golden beets deliver on long-awaited request

Beets have made the transition from a tough root vegetable into the convenience category, ready-to-eat on their own or added to other dishes, even as a powder for smoothies, and now they’ve branched out into the popular dip category as a salsa.During last year’s CPMA in Toronto, Love Beets launched their beet.....

Growth of catering services good for pre cut veg

During the crisis years, pre cut veg companies specialising in catering were struggling. Smaller players were absorbed by larger ones or went bankrupt, but the situation is now no longer dire. “It’s recovering enormously,” says Rudolf Sluimer of Flexivers about the market, although that market has changed......

Reducing food waste

Root to Shoot program aims to utilize more vegetable by-products

After having worked on it for the last couple of years, California-based Spinaca Farms officially launched its 'Root to Shoot' program last year. The program aims to utilize more plant material that might be left over from harvesting and use it to create new products in what is termed as the 'functional foods'.....

Jamaica: Local manufacturer promotes pumpkin ketchup

Jamaica’s Sankhard Company is working hard to present a formidable alternative to tomato ketchup by using locally grown pumpkins. Husband and wife team Richard and Sandra McLeish want to make a ketchup with the sweet and tangy taste of pumpkin.“It has a fantastic taste because it has a little starch and is a.....

New concepts boost sales

Focus on innovation within vegetable convenience

Meals always have to be quickly and easily prepared, but consumers also want to eat healthily. The space created between these two factors is where processed fresh produce can find opportunities. The growth within this segment is two-fold: the traditional products are sold more, but the market is also growing.....

Global artichoke consumption on the rise

Artichoke consumption and production are on the rise following the growth of the global frozen vegetable market which was valued at over $25 million in 2016 and is expected to reach $35 million by 2023 (Business Wire). Overall, the global frozen food market is expected to grow with a compound annual growth.....

New veggie pasta products with plant-based protein

Mann Packing Company announces two additions to its line of Nourish Bowls: Fresh Veggie Pastas with plant-based protein.Following the launch last year of its Spicy Thai Nourish Bowls featuring fresh kohlrabi noodles, the company is now adding to the line with Basil Pesto and Tomato Bolognese. The company said.....

Pioneering first fruit drying house in Mozambique

A colonial inheritance from the Ihambane region in Mozambique consists of thousands of hectares of neglected coconut and mango plantations. The trees are still upright, the local population harvests the fruit for their own use, and for two years now, they’ve sold their harvest to AfriFruta as well. The company.....

Broccoli spread from the Anguillara Sabazia area

Gli orti di Anguillara introduces a new recipe made using fresh broccoli and selected ingredients. FreshPlaza talked about it with Fabio Trivellone, who established the company and came up with the recipe together with partners Simona Pittolo, Armenio Morlupi and Alessandro Valdarchi.Fabio Trivellone, co-owner.....

Fresh juices with avocado

Green juices are booming

The fruit juice brand Michel - well-known in Switzerland - is expanding its range of chilled fresh juices with the new 'Michel Pure Taste Avocado-Spinach-Mango' and is jumping on the bandwagon of green juices. The fresh fruits and vegetables are cold-pressed and preserved using a high-pressure process. The.....