Monthly Archives: March 2008

6 Super Foods to Know

PARADE magazine, 3/30/08, page 8 The coconut is an unusual fruit: It’s rich, and the fat is mostly saturated. In the South Pacific, traditional diets use copious amounts of coconut oil, yet studies there have shown that people don’t get … Continue reading


Employee Profile – Manuel Gaytan

Manuel GaytanWhen Manuel started working at Brooks in the early sixties, the packing house was on Krome Avenue where the More Ease Nursery is today (you can still see the garage and offices). Manuel’s first day job was to grade … Continue reading


Papaya, the next macarena

Forget the macarena, the sprinkler, the twist; the new dance craze is the papaya. A game show in the Phillipines started it. Children and even soldiers are doing it. Good Morning America highlighted the dance on the show last week. … Continue reading


Brooks Tropicals raises funds for baby’s transplant

Brooks Tropicals held a luncheon fundraiser to raise money for 10 month old Mable Elizabeth Strano. Mable has rare Di George’s Syndrome and needs a thymus gland transplant. Mable’s aunt, Vicky Vargas is a Purchasing Buyer at Brooks Tropicals. Sales, … Continue reading


Belize Management Making a Visit to Homestead Offices

Taking a moment out of their business trip to pose for the camera were Maricely Westby – Office Manager, Fruta Bomba Ltd and Dina Orozco – Office Manager, Belize Fruit Packers. Maricely and Dina have been in meetings for two … Continue reading