Monthly Archives: March 2014

Habañeros put the heat in hot peppers

How hot is it? Hot peppers are extremely hot. Habaneros measure between 200,000 and 400,000 Scoville heat units. In comparison, the Jalapeno measures only 3,500 – 4,500 units. Habañeros are hot. Popularity This pepper is gaining popularity with North Americans yearning … Continue reading


Southern Exposure

Photos from the very popular Southern Exposure tradeshow held in Orlando.


Florida Spring Produce Report

Excerpts from an article written by Carol M. Bareuther, RD in the Produce Business 2/14 edition Retailers who want to plant the taste of spring in their produce departments need only look as far as Florida. This southeastern-most U.S. state … Continue reading


Versatility – Groovy Coconut’s middle name

Always a favorite in baked goods and sweet treats, coconut also adds flavor and texture to savory dishes. Adding coconut usually doesn’t require a change in ingredients (although you may want to reduce sugar in the recipe). Coconut can be … Continue reading


Brooks Tropicals says tropical creating ‘sling-shot’ effect in family meals

Article from the Produce News March 10-24 edition written by Christina Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Brooks Tropicals, headquartered in Homestead, FL, a leading grower, packer and mar­keter of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, told The Produce News that … Continue reading