Update: Hurricane Irma, more devastating than predicted
The powerful Hurricane Irma, which has already reached category 5 - the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale - is headed for the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and Florida on the United States' east coast.
Vegetable freshness is very important both for the catering business and domestic consumption. Supermarkets often spray water on leaf vegetables to make them look fresh and, most of all, to make it impossible to assess how long they've been on the shelf for. Nonetheless, it's not possible to store these vegetables for too long as they can rot quickly. It is therefore important to use quick and easy monitoring tools that can assess freshness.
Frutas Montosa received the two star "Superior Taste Award" awarded by the prestigious International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi), based in Brussels, which is the leading organization devoted to the tasting and promotion of superior-tasting food products. With the participation of about 1,000 companies from all over the world, it is a seal of great recognition for food companies.
These days Origine Group started to ship pear “Pera Italia” to Far East markets (India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong), which showed interest in this typical Italian excellence production. Shipments follow the product samples sent by air. The varieties concerned are William and Santa Maria.
Now that the season of the summer apples is almost over, the Elstar season has started at Fruitveiling Zuid-Limburg. Today it was followed by the first Conference pears. "It will be a changing top fruit year, in which one variety will be distinctly better off than the next," expects director Michel Schrijnemaekers.
The Grape Cone is the new summer product introduced by the Cantatore Fruit Company in Ruvo di Puglia (BA). "The idea came to us after visiting a few beaches. Most people were eating fruit pots, but where to place them to avoid them falling over? A cone can be easily placed in the sand or among the pebbles and is also easy to carry around." The product will be available until late September.
Researchers from the United States conducted a series of experiments, and concluded in the end that one of the essential foodstuffs of the people must be bananas. Scientists recommend to eat bananas daily: these fruits, according to them, can greatly improve health.