Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reducing the browning of avocados

Excerpts taken from a 12/20/10 blog post from DesiGrub When exposed to air, avocados turn brown. The oxygen in the air reacts with enzyme polyphenol oxidase (PPO) to form brown pigmentation called melanoidin. There are many theories on how to … Continue reading


Fascinating nutritional secrets – starfruit

Excerpt from a 12/20/10 article by By Dr. Kenneth Woliner on You may like the exotic taste of starfruit – sort of a tart cross between plums and pineapples – but you’ll love star fruit’s secret. It’s a type … Continue reading


Papayas touting 15% growth in sales

Excerpts taken from an 12/20/10 article in The Packer titled ‘Papaya demand remains steady’ Higher prices and rough weather couldn’t keep papayas down for long. “It’s been a turbulent hurricane season in Central America, but it’s done with and we’ve … Continue reading


Papaya can reduce cancer rates

Excerpt from an article written by by Katherine Scott on the Here’s the Evidence blog. Summary: Papaya fruit contains high levels of a pigment called beta-cryptoxanthin that can reduce cancer rates even in high risk patients. Papaya, a rich source … Continue reading


Avocado consumption climbs

Avocado consumption in the United States has reached an estimated over 4.0 pounds per person for the first time in 2009/10 and still expected to continue to grow. Excerpt taken from a Western Farm Press article of 12/8/10