Monthly Archives: May 2009

Mangos, papayas star in a variety of dishes

Excerpts from a 5/27/09 article in the Galveston County Daily News by Bernice Torregrossa Not long ago, mangos and papayas were rare treats, something fondly remembered from tropical vacations. Now, mangos and papayas are encountered in the produce section of … Continue reading


Coconuts in your diet

Foods You Should Be Eating, But Aren’tImproving your health can be as simple as eating these items.Excerpts from an article by Susan Adams on Eaten many coconuts lately? How about cherries or blueberries or grass-fed beef?You should, because these … Continue reading


SlimCado Avocado Season Kicks off

Press ReleaseHOMESTEAD, Florida, May 19th, 2009 Just in time for summer’s salads, salsas, dips and spreads, SlimCado avocados are coming into season. With half the fat and one-third fewer calories,* SlimCados pack a lot of avocado into every health-conscious serving. … Continue reading


Employee Health Fair

Brooks Tropicals hosted its 1st annual Employee Health Fair at the Homestead facility. Medical technicians provided free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Technicians were also available to answer questions about the risk of heart … Continue reading


Brooks Tropicals kicks off Florida ‘SlimCado’ season

05/19/2009 article written by Christina DiMartino for the Produce News Brooks Tropicals, the largest producer of Florida avocados, has begun picking fruit and said that there will be ample promotional opportunities once the peak shipping season begins later this summer. … Continue reading