Monthly Archives: January 2012

Passion Fruit – ideal fruit for Valentine’s Day desserts

Passion fruit easily fits into the Valentine theme. Although you could gift wrap a box of passion fruit for your Valentine, the better gift would be to make a great dessert that you can both enjoy.  


Caribbean Red papaya written up in Wakefern online publication

Donna Shields – the nutritionist who writes articles for our online Tropical Nutrition Corner – has written an article for one of Wakefern’s online publications highlighting Caribbean Red papaya. Valentine Wishes With a Healthy Touch * A red-ribboned box of chocolates … Continue reading


Caribbean Red papaya candy for Valentine’s Day

 New Tropical Nutrition Corner For recipes: Papaya pineapple candy Papaya chocolate truffles Dried papaya 


Tropicals Earning Their Place in the Sun

Excerpts from a Produce Business article in the 1/12 edition. It seems there is a bit of controversy over which fruit claims the top spot as the world’s most popular – bananas or mangos. Some say mangoes are consumed worldwide … Continue reading


US (FL): Florida avocados finish above forecast

Excerpts from a Fresh Plaza article by Carlos Nunez published on 1/10/12 The Florida avocado season has just about wrapped up, and final production numbers for the state are anticipated to be above initial projections. Industry-wide production was forecast at … Continue reading