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Processed fruit and vegetables

Bulgaria exported processed fruit & veg worth 124 million Euro in 2016

Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are among the most processed vegetables in Bulgaria. Over the past few years, there has been a steady upward trend in tomatoes and peppers processed in one form or another. At the same time, a slight growth has been observed in the processing of gherkins.According to Eurostat,.....

More demand and even more potential for frozen cherries

Cherry production was one of the hardest hit in 2017, after climatic conditions had affected fruit and vegetable supplies all over the world. In terms of cherries, frosty weather during the last spring, caused losses all over Europe, in major producing countries such as Germany, Belgium, Bulgaria, the.....

Consumers advised not to rely on drinking fruit juice as a substitute for consuming fruit

After a test on 40 prepackaged chilled fruit juices, the city's consumer watchdog found preservatives present in some of the samples that claimed to contain no preservatives while a contaminant patulin in excess of the food safety action level was detected in two cold pressed fruit juices.The cold pressed.....

Ukraine: Rise in the price of apples for processing

In Ukraine, there is currently a shortage of apples for processing, which is forcing processing companies to pay higher prices. At the moment, they are purchasing this type of raw material for prices that are 1.5-2 times more expensive than a year ago, according to APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruits.According.....

Fredrik Pettersson:

“You can’t say no to customers”

It is primarily mixed salads and baby leaves on the shelves in Scandinavian and Baltic supermarkets, when it comes to fresh cuts. The space available for these processed products is also limited. Compared to Western European countries, this market is lagging behind, admits Fredrik Pettersson and Anette Dremo.....

Belgian frozen veg company acquires Poland's Agram

Crop's, a frozen vegetable business based in Belgium, has bought Polish counterpart Agram for an undisclosed sum.The companies have had a cooperative business since 2006 but now Crop's has swooped to bring Agram under its umbrella.Crop's, based in Ooigem, sources around 25% of its produce from Poland, where.....

Japan now has a drinkable roasted sweet potato

JR East Water Business and House Wellness Foods will be offering a unique dessert beverage that’s basically a roasted sweet potato in drinkable form.Roasted sweet potato, called yakiimo in Japanese, has been a popular snack in Japan for close to two centuries since the late Edo period, and a particular.....

AU: Howe Foods to produce dried banana products using EnWave tech

EnWave announced today that it has signed a commercial royalty-bearing license with Howe Foods ("HFG"), a diversified, family-owned business and the second largest producer of bananas in Australia.The License grants HFG the exclusive right to use the Company's proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV").....

Love Beets launches new Golden Beets with honey and vinegar

Love Beets has announced a new product, Honey + Vinegar Diced Golden Beets. The beets are cooked with honey and vinegar to complement the flavor of the golden beetroot, the creator explains.“We’re delighted to present a long anticipated, golden beet to our product line, with a recipe consisting of honey and.....

Growing contribution of processed fruit and veg exports to Polish economy

Poland is the sixth largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the EU and the leading producer of processed fruit and vegetable products. The importance of this sector is growing rapidly. One of the driving forces of the development of Polish fruit and vegetable processing is the rising exports.During a press.....

Poland: 20% drop in frozen strawberry exports

"Poland is one of the leading global producers and exporters of frozen strawberries and the largest supplier to the EU market. According to Eurostat figures, in the last five seasons, frozen strawberries from Poland have covered about 20-30% of the EU's import needs," affirms Anna Kitala, agricultural market.....

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US: Non-browning "Arctic apples" available this fall

Arctic apples are genetically altered to suppress browning and may be offered for sale as bagged slices in up to 400 stores in the Midwest and Southern California without a GMO label, according to the company.The modified Golden Delicious apples were developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a privately owned.....

Italy: Orogel conquers new retail chains in Russia

Orogel continues to collect great feedback in Russia for its innovative meals. Six products were introduced in C5 Retail Group "Perekrestok" stores in September. After the ban, many Serb and Chinese producers flooded the shelves of Russian chains, but nobody managed to conquer the market share as well as the.....

UK: B&B Studio helps Snact spread awareness to cut food waste

Every day, 4.4 million apples and 1.4 million bananas are thrown away in the UK, often for being an unusual or ‘ugly’ shape. Snact looks to change this and rescues as much of this fruit as possible and transform it into fruit jerky and banana bars.This proactive environmental mission is the foundation of the.....

South African company capitalises on low-carb diets with vegetable pasta

From the Atkins diet, which peaked in late 2003, to banting, made popular in recent years by Professor Tim Noakes and, lately, the ketogenic diet (or keto for short), low-carbohydrate eating (typically light in products such as sugary foods, pasta and bread) have become increasingly popular.....

Hungary: Boost to tomato processing capacity

Mr Ledó Ferenc, President of the Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interprofessional Organization and Product Council (Fruitveb), told the Hungarian Times that at the beginning of the decade, the production of industrial tomatoes stood at 17-18 thousand tonnes and it was feared that not only production, but also.....

Korean imports of beverages made with tropical fruits skyrocket

Imports of Vietnamese beverages have jumped over sevenfold in the past four years as more South Koreans preferred drinks made with tropical fruits, data showed on Friday.Asia's fourth-largest economy imported US$250 million worth of beverages last year, down 0.5 percent from a year earlier, according to the.....

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Gourmet pasteurized fruits & vegetables for juicing maintain nutrient value

Juice is trendy, even though it’s a product that’s been around for quite some time. The difference today is the way customers perceive the various types of processing. The challenge is having them be aware of the differences – and benefits of certain methods.Minimal processing = more nutritional valueWhile.....

Reducing asparagus tip breakage with IQF

Every food product is different and requires different freezing techniques in order to achieve the best freezing results. The same is true for asparagus, a high value product, where pre-processing techniques are extremely important for a quality frozen product.Asparagus is quite a particular product to freeze,.....

Ecuadorian plantain chips in Japan's main supermarkets

Green, sweet and ripe plantain chips from the Ecuadorian brand Plantain Republic are being sold in major supermarkets in Japan. Jose Sanchez, head of ProEcuador's office in Tokyo, said that the addition of this product to Japanese bars and restaurants is projected.It is promoted as a healthy snack with less.....

"40 percent more radishes sold during Oktoberfest"

Two greats from München that have worked together for twenty years: The Oktoberfest, the biggest national celebration in the world, and Früchte Feldbrach, one of the largest vegetable suppliers of urban markets, work together at the Theresienwiese, a large market place in München. This autumn, they once again.....

Bracing for Brexit, vegetable exporter releases new products

Brexit is looming, but UK food exporter Mash Direct is thinking ahead by launching four new products this month.But it’s not the only way the firm is innovating as it braces itself for Brexit – the company is also weighing up the possibility of opening an EU base.The company's newest product will be their –.....

'Pickled Cabbage Celebration' held in South Korea

Every year, at the start of the autumn season, the Korean community marks a period on the calendar for marinating pickled cabbages, also known in Korean as Kimchi. Cabbages that are pickled in autumn can be eaten continuously during winter and spring. For Koreans, who believe that food can only be called a.....

Costa Group look to turn fruit & veg waste into health supplements

Australia's biggest fruit and vegetable company and vitamin maker Swisse Wellness have launched a plan to turn billions of dollars worth of fruit and vegetables wasted each year into ingredients for health supplements.Costa Group, a $1.7 billion horticulture company and Swisse are among the companies seeking.....

Poland: Apples for processing expected to become more expensive

Purchase prices of apples for processing have remained high at the beginning of September this year, almost 3 times above those recorded last year.According to Mariusz Dziwulski, an analyst at PKO BP interviewed by Sadyogrody, this strong growth is the result of the lower supply of apples compared to the.....

"Michel Pure Taste"

Pure fruit juice delight from cold-pressed fresh juices

Michel, a fruit juice brand that is well known in Switzerland, launches "Michel Pure Taste", a new line of products with, for the first time, cold-pressed fresh juice. Cold-pressed from fresh fruits and made long-life by a gentle high pressure process, these juices are as fresh as home-made juices and offer.....