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Italy: Mazzoni Group's fruit purees conquer China

Demand for fruit purees from the Frozen division at Mazzoni Group has been so high that the products available now number 40 different flavours. The company has a stand at Sigep (20th-24th January 2018) in Rimini, as frozen fruit pulp is very popular with ice-cream and pastry makers."Mazzoni Frozen introduced.....

New sugar-free Berni rice salad mixes

Not everyone knows that the protective liquid in vegetable mixes used for rice salad contains sugar, which is needed to make sweet-and-sour vegetables. At Marca, the Pucci group presented the first mix with a natural sweetener extracted by a plant called stevia."This mix is perfect for those looking for.....

Citrus exports in Asia and Europe

The citrus grown on the slopes of Etna by Oranfrizer have renewed their passport and have travelled since the beginning of the season - starting in November with 2KR lemons to Hong Kong with more than 8,000 kilometers far away. The Chinese distribution placed Sicilian lemons, three fruits in a tray, inside the.....

New research:

Drinking 100 percent fruit juice does not affect blood sugar levels

One hundred percent juice does not have a significant effect on fasting blood glucose, fasting blood insulin, or insulin resistance according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating that 100% fruit juice is not associated.....

Hans van Kemenade, Jakova:

"Opportunities with ready made vegetable packets are endless"

Ready meals don't have a good image, but the opportunities with ready made vegetable packets are endless, says Hans van Kemenade of Jakova. It's a trend that plays into both convenience and conscious and healthy eating. "There is always the interest in food, but these days consumers are more conscious about.....

Uruguay: Puro Jugo, bag in a box, a new 100% natural apple juice

Puro Jugo is a new way for Uruguayans to consume fruit. It is a way to make them see that they can consume healthy and tasty food in a very convenient manner, by just pressing a button and serving it in a glass. This new product of the Moizo Fruit company is being marketed in the innovative Bag in Box system,.....

Italy: Sipo's new mushroom range

Mushrooms are popular, especially if they are promoted well. Sipo has drawn up an assessment regarding the new Sapori del mio Orto fresh mushroom range. Sliced and stuffed portobellos and the ready-to-cook mushroom mix are particularly popular."We are developing the fresh mushroom range and are currently.....

Polish fruit market report

Average prices offered for apples in November 2017, in comparison with November 2016 increased by 104% in export companies, by 98% in horticultural cooperatives, and by 94% in wholesale markets. Pear prices increased by 47% on wholesale markets, by 24% in horticultural cooperatives, and by 23% in export.....

"New Year, New You" promotional campaign rolls out

Mann Packing say they want to revolutionizing the way people think about fresh veggies, and it is aiming for this with its “New Year, New You” promotional campaign. With an IRC on its award-winning Veggie Slaw Blends, and newly formed partnerships with Registered Dieticians across the U.S. and Canada, the.....

Poland: Chinese purchase of Appol to have impact on concentrate market

Appol's purchase by SDIC Zhonglu Fruit Juice, a transaction in which KPMG was pleased to act as financial advisor, is a testament to the growing interest of Chinese companies in the Polish market, which is already translating into real investment projects," says Piotr Grauer, director at KPMG.He added that, in.....

Fresh cut range already accounts for 20% of the business at Vicente Peris

"People consume about 40% more fruit if it's peeled and sliced"

Although the Peris and Vicentín brands for Piel de Sapo melons and watermelons are already consolidated in the Spanish market, the fresh cut range already represents around 20% of the business for the Valencian company Vicente Peris, which decided to bet heavily on it a few years ago.The new facilities of.....