Pineapple extract may help treat Alzheimer's disease

An extract derived from pineapple stem may potentially improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease generally characterized by…

13 of the least healthy fruits: sugar, diabetes and more

Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, fresh fruit can be an excellent addition to a well-rounded diet. However, certain types of fruit contain more sugar and…

Spanish seed house Intersemillas begins research into medical cannabis

The research, development and improvement company Inveseed, technological partner of the Intersemillas group, has been authorized by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) to carry out research on medical cannabis. The firm is being advised by the company CBD Therapy S.L. The main…

Study shows 91% of Trinidadians do not eat enough fruits and vegetables

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh said the Ministry has noted that 91 per cent of Trinidadians are not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables. According to a study done…

Australian Mushrooms calls on food professionals to help solve nutritional problems

Australian Mushrooms has teamed up with Nutrition Research Australia (NRAUS) in a new nutrition education program, calling on food industry professionals to help uncover ways…

Banana growers in Carnarvon turn to gut health theory - trialling biomineral fertilizer

Banana growers in Carnarvon are hoping to apply the theory of good gut health to their soil in a bid to make healthier fruit.  In what is believed to be an industry first, Carnarvon's…

Singapore study

Fruit and vegetable consumption will maintain cognitive function when ageing

A team led by Professor Koh Woon Puay from the Healthy Longevity Translational Research Programme at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, studied the data on consumption…

IFPA announces emcee for Food as Medicine Summit

International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) vice-president of nutrition & health, Mollie Van Lieu, has been announced as the emcee for the Food as Medicine Summit in…

Peruvian producers take care of children and communities

The global fruit trade truly does impact the rural communities beyond  just creating jobs. This is demonstrated in Peru where producers are taking their social responsibility very seriously. They host impactful programs aimed at uplifting communities, from pre-school and school- going children to adults in…

Elements found in kale, spinach, broccoli, oranges, papaya, tangerines and persimmons

Higher antioxidant levels linked to lower dementia risk

People with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the May 4, 2022, online issue of Neurology®,…

White mushrooms and Portobello show neuroprotective effects

Researchers confirm that the consumption of mushrooms helps to prevent neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers from CIBIR, the Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja, and CTICH, the Technological Research Center of La Rioja's Mushroom, have evaluated the neuroprotective…

Study on New Zealand cherries might yield new health products

High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge has awarded a development grant of $55,000 to Cherri Health and Manufacturing (CH&M). CH&M will…

Research shows blueberry consumption can help against cognitive decline

A new research study published in Nutrients finds that blueberries have cognitive benefits. More specifically, the equivalent of a half cup of fresh blueberries per day,…

Steve Beghin – Premier Fruit

Weekly arrivals of airfreight South African kumquats kick off soon

With the Spanish kumquat season almost over, the South Africa season is about to start, says Steve Beghin, director of Premier Fruit, and this year they’ll be flying out all of their exports.“The current delays to the shipping schedules are a problem for everyone,” he notes. “South African kumquats will…

The many beneficial effects of eating mangos

There are many positive effects of eating mango, but one of the biggest benefits of mango is its high vitamin C content. Kiran Campbell, RDN: "One major health benefit of…

'Adding just one extra serving of fruits and vegetables will boost mental health'

New research indicates that an increase in frequency and quantity of fresh produce can make you happier and give your mental health a boost. According to TLC, the study from…

Magnus Nilsson: "Children in Ecuador and rest of the world get new life"

Swedish organic banana sales put smile on faces of 500 children with lip-jaw cleft palate

Just over a year ago, Ewerman through their Daily Greens organic bananas brand, initiated a collaboration with Operation Smile Sweden. Each organic banana sold in 2021 generated a contribution to surgeries for babies born with lip-jaw cleft palate. The first year's collaboration resulted in an incredible…

95% of Malaysian adults don’t eat enough vegetables

Most Malaysian adults do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables required daily, according to nutritionist Dr Yasmin Ooi Beng Houi. Dr Ooi, who is the food science and…

‘NZ supermarket duopoly is locking people out of nutrition'

New Zealand health advocates say they want their government to urgently break up the Countdown and Foodstuffs duopoly. They claim people’s health is being put at risk by high…

Diet-related diseases vs Produce Prescription Programs in the US

To US citizens with limited resources, “healthy foods [are perceived] as luxury items. That has downstream implications for obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases,”…

Green bananas: Better for you?

According to experts, the different colors of the banana – from green to overripe brown – correspond to a spectrum of health benefits. Of course, green bananas are harder to digest, and hence this…

Working in a data-driven way in the herb segment

Expanding and standing out with fresh herbs: That is what Vitalicious, Vitacress Real's herb brand, aimed at the foodservice sector, focuses on. They use market data to provide customers with targeted advice and inspiration. Which fresh herbs should chefs use, and how often should they use them? What do they…

Harvard study indicates:

Plant-based foods cut diabetes risk

According to a new study, a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, coffee, legumes and other plant-based foods reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in generally healthy people. More than four million people in the UK are thought to have type 2 diabetes – including an estimated 1 million who…

Rogier Hilkes, Hak Fresh:

“We can introduce people to more vegetables via the hospitality and foodservice sectors”

"People want to eat more vegetables and plant-based foods but don't really know how to do that successfully," says Rogier Hilkes, Managing Director of Hak Fresh. This Dutch company focuses on fresh vegetable solutions. He says enticing consumers will increase vegetable consumption. Hak Fresh is doing…

Allergy-friendly apple varieties

European Center for Allergy Research Foundation awards seal for apple varieties

In a few years, apples that are officially deemed allergy-friendly will be available in supermarkets. The apples are a result of a project in which researchers in cooperation with the Züchtungsinitiative Niederelbe (ZIN), an initiative for breeding apple varieties, have successfully developed two…

New University of Warwick research:

"Subsidy would improve fruit and veg intake by as much as 15%"

High fixed costs for retailing fresh fruit and vegetables means that they cost 40% more than would be efficient, unlike unhealthy alternatives, which trade close to marginal…

Johns Hopkins research:

Chemical found in leafy greens shown to slow growth of COVID-19 and common cold viruses

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center-led study finds sulforaphane could help prevent and treat illnesses caused by some coronaviruses, including COVID-19 Researchers at Johns…

Microscopics found on raw fruit appear essential to human health

Lise Korsten, a Professor and Co-Director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of Pretoria, has commented on a recently published study that…

Yunnan Province

Chinese officials close watermelon market in Ruili after Covid-19 outbreak

China has closed a watermelon market in a town in Yunnan Province after there a cluster of transmissions was reported. Chinese authorities have closed Wanding and the city of…

China's daily cases of symptomatic Covid have more than tripled

Mainland China reported 1,807 new local symptomatic Covid-19 cases on Sunday. This is the highest daily figure in two years. It more than tripled the caseload of the previous…

Mushroom-derived compounds might be Covid-19 therapeutic

In a recent study, researchers conducted virtual screening and validation of molecules derived from mushrooms for their activity against the main protease (Mpro) of severe…

Just one handful of walnuts every day can help support overall health

California Walnuts launches global “Power of 3” campaign to address importance of omega-3 consumption

According to a study published in the Nutrition Journal, more than 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough omega-3s in their diet. The California Walnut Commission announced…

Consumers rank price on par with appearance and ripeness when buying produce

FMI—the Food Industry Association released its 2022 Power of Produce report, revealing 25 percent of shoppers ranked price as the number one factor when making fresh produce…

Ketogenic diet may reduce disability, improve quality of life in people with MS

A ketogenic diet, which primarily consists of foods like meat, fish, eggs, heavy cream, butter, oils and non-starchy vegetables like pea pods, carrots, broccoli and peppers, may be safe for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). That is according to a preliminary study released today, March 1, 2022, that…

Partnership for a Healthier America's Veggies Early & Often Campaign

Competitors in the marketplace join forces to get more vegetables to young children

Today, as National Nutrition Month commences, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announced that hundreds of veggie-forward options have been introduced to the…


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