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Nuts and dried fruits

Chinese chestnut exports up nearly 70% in 2017

According to a recent report from the Tianjin Office for Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine the port of Tianjin exported 2,879 tons of Chinese chestnuts and processed Chinese chestnut products in 2017. Their export value was 11 million USD.Tianjin port has achieved a large continuous growth of.....

Further proof that prunes support bowel health

A new UK scientific study by researchers at King’s College London – the renowned centre of excellence for nutrition and digestive health - demonstrates encouraging results to further enhance the existing EU authorised health claim for prunes (prunes contribute to normal bowel function when 100g are consumed.....

Tunisia : Record breaking date season on international market

The date market is booming and Tunisian dates in particular are doing incredibly well internationally. Exports this season have been record breaking, value has increased by about 25% compared to last year and quantity has seen a 4% increase. Exported volume between the start of the season (10th October 2017).....

US AARP recommendations

Mind your brain health by focusing on berries, nuts and salads

Always promoting a healthier diet, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is citing some research that suggest certain foodstuffs will help people retain their mental sharpness.The AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health has released a report examining the impact of diet on adults 50 and older:.....

Demand for Medjoul dates is on the rise

Although demand for Medjoul dates is increasing every year, supply is keeping up with demand. In Israel, where the majority of Medjoul dates are grown, the 2017 yield was 10% higher than the previous year.“Galilee Export, one of the biggest Israeli exporters of fresh produce and dates expects both these trends.....

Frankfurt district court ruling

German walnut trees allowed to shed their nuts

Last Friday, a German district court in Frankfurt ruled that a woman who sued her neighbour for close to €4,000 in damages to her car, simply has to deal with nuts falling from trees.According to the claimant, walnuts and branches bearing walnuts fell onto her vehicle due to strong winds one night in October.....

Nicolas Di Cosmo, President of ChileNut:

"In three or four years, walnuts will be Chile's main crop"

Currently Chile has more than 43 thousand hectares planted with walnut trees and 48 thousand hectares with table grapes. "Since the area devoted to walnut trees grows at a rate of 1,500 to 2,500 hectares a year, it would't surprise me if walnuts became Chile's main crop in 3 or 4 more years, even surpassing.....

Exporting avocados, walnuts and blueberries

Chilean parliamentarians visiting India

Chilean parliamentarians will be visiting India from February 5 to 9 and will be meeting several senior ministers and officials, including Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu and Minister for Women Empowerment Maneka Gandhi.Trade and investment, astronomy, women’s issues and technology will be the.....

Freight costs cut availability of Italian chestnuts in the US

Suppliers have said the recently concluded Italian chestnut season was excellent. Good volume and quality was seen in the fields due to the cold winter season that occurred last year. The biggest issue faced was getting the chestnuts to the United States, where importers faced significant freight costs."Our.....