Health

Passion fruit to boost heart health and immune system

Passion fruit is found to have a multitude of health benefits. For one thing, the edible flesh and seeds contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients to boost the immune…

Plant & Food Research in collaboration with University of Otago, Wellington

New Zealand-made fruit drink might aid in repairing lung damage

Damage to lungs caused by air pollution -a significant threat to human health in large cities- is a serious problem in many place. For over 2.5 years, research was conducted by Plant & Food Research, investigating whether BerriQi® - a Boysenberry and apple product from Anagenix Ltd - can repair some of…

Eat a banana after a workout!

Eating a banana after your workout may help speed recovery, post-workout. Bananas are nutritious and particularly rich in water and carbs, both of which have consistently been shown to help improve…

Developed by people who hate tomatoes

Tomato yoghurt on sale in Japan

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Tomatoes? No? Well, maybe you'll have them within a few years. The Japanese company Morinaga Milk Industry has created tomato yoghurt. Fun fact: the product was created by people who dislike tomatoes. The company has found out that people who hate tomatoes have a better…

The Norwegian Fruit and Vegetable Information Office

‘Norwegians eating fewer fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic'

On Tuesday, 10 November, Norway's annual ‘5-a-day Europe’ survey was presented. It shows that people in that country are eating fewer fruits and vegetables. That is due to the…

Berries, bananas, garlic, leeks and onions

Foods that stimulate “good bacteria” in the gut could play a role in helping prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Foods that stimulate “good bacteria” in the gut, including oats, berries, bananas, garlic, leeks and onions, could play a role in helping prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a major…

Covid-free spaces and solutions for the fresh produce sector

The global fresh produce industry was not as badly hit by the pandemic as other sectors. Some companies have even experienced unparalleled growth, while the gastronomy has almost disappeared. However, the sector is still facing many challenges and is highly at risk during this new wave of infections and…

How far do COVID particles travel through the air?

This Japanese-built super computer shows how far COVID-19 particles travel through the air without a face mask to stop them.

Research suggests that people who regularly eat chilli peppers live longer

A recent study proposes that eating chilli peppers regularly could provide previously unrecognised health benefits. It states that chilli eaters may have a ‘significantly…

Fundraising campaign kicks off at Coles to support Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision

Two families united by the shared loss of a loved one will kick off a campaign at Coles to help find a cure for patients diagnosed with blood cancers. The partnership between Flavorite, Coles and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision is set to raise a total of $500,000 to help fight bone marrow failure syndromes.…

Improving sperm quality with dietary changes

Studies recommend intake of walnuts, almonds, leafy vegetables and fresh fruits

Millions of people in this world are infertile and some scientists expect this number to rise with time. With regard to infertility in men, it is thought a person’s diet is one of the major factors suggested to be responsible for poor sperm quality. However, clinical trials have not been conducted yet to…

Kiwi fruit effective and well tolerated in treating chronic constipation

Last week, presentations from the American College of Gastroenterology’s were made during a virtual conference. Data from one presentation showed that kiwi fruit may be an…

UF/IFAS, FDACS seek help in spreading the word on COVID-19 testing to Florida agricultural workers

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS) and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) encourage as many…

Looking into mushrooms to solve the Vitamin D crisis

The human body is designed to get vitamin D from sunshine, but in the winter months this is much harder to achieve, certainly in the UK. With more local lockdowns rapidly…

European Fruit & Veg 4 Health program comes to a close

A video conference was held to present the findings of the 3-year Fruit & Veg 4 Health program, as well as the planned follow-up to this initiative. Co-funded by the European Union, this information program has aimed to make health professionals the ambassadors of a healthy diet rich in fruits and…

Virginia Tech research: How long does COVID-19 survive on food surfaces?

Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long COVID-19 survives on these food surfaces. Dr. Andrea Bertke a virologist and associate professor, told nbc12.com: “For the…

Food Science professor dr. Paul Spanguolo:

“Avocado can help lower blood sugar”

November will be National Diabetes Month in the US, so it's time to pay attention to the risks involved with diabetes and what can be done about them. According to the CDC, 30…

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Healthy or sick? The tomato knows what to do

Lycopene is one of the best-known ingredients of tomatoes and a lot of research has already been done into the health effects of this nutrient. Hidde van Steenwijk, researcher at Maastricht University, has studied the health effects of lycopene in the context of the Top Sector Project The Value (s) of…

Otago study shows whole fruit vitamin C boosts ‘zest for life’

A University of Otago study has shown adults low in dietary vitamin C can improve their feelings of vitality by eating two kiwifruit a day for two weeks. The study highlights…

Using a potato to help get rid of neck pain and migraines

According to Stephen Makinde, the clinical director of Perfect Balance Clinic, when it comes to aches and pains in the body, it might be smart to turn to the humble potato.…

New report claims food systems are damaging our health and the planet

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is today announcing the launch of its new report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity. The report, produced by an independent international team of leading experts, makes concrete recommendations on the practical next…

Seven workers tested positive for COVID

Scottish food producer partially closed

Kettle Produce’s plant at Balmalcolm -Fife, Kettle Parish- will partially close for the next two weeks to prevent the spread of the virus after seven workers tested positive…

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Antioxidant found in apples and grape seeds to increase hair growth

According to numerous studies, a compound found in apples and grape seeds has presented impressive results and could be the answer you have been searching for. One of the…

PMA Virtual Town Hall

COVID-19: what’s the ROI on the industry’s pandemic investments?

Six months into the pandemic, the fresh produce industry has felt the economic impact of investing in greater resources around COVID-related safety—whether it’s educating workers, implementing physical distancing and more. But, as this week’s PMA virtual town hall discussed: what effect have these…

Carrots and tomatoes may help reverse Alzheimer symptoms

Researchers at the University of Southern California, who have recently conducted a study on how diet can influence the development of Alzheimer's, are obtaining promising…

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UK: 380 workers tested for virus at Staffordshire fruit farm after COVID case

More than 350 people were tested for Covid-19 at a Staffordshire fruit farm after a worker tested positive for the virus. The Staffordshire County Council carried out tests at…


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