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Archive for January 2018

February is Potato Lovers Month

Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. Read more.

Item of the Week: Citrus

Citrus is one of the most delicious types of food on the planet, but few people realize just how good it is for you as well. With its nutrient dense properties citrus can really pack a lot of nutrition and health benefits into your daily life. Florida is one of the largest citrus producing regions…

Valentine’s Day: Strawberries and Roses

Strawberries are among the most popular berries consumed worldwide. As a wild fruit, strawberries are native to regions of the earth known as “temperate” regions. These regions include most of Europe, Asia, North America, and the lower half of South America, including Chile. Not only do strawberries grow wide throughout these many regions of the…

Organic Foods: What You Need to Know

Organic food sales grew +8.4% in 2016, reaching $43 billion and 5.3% of total US food sales. Organic fruits and vegetables grew at the same rate and are the number one organic food segment at $15.6 billion, 36.3% of organic food sales, and 15% of total produce sales. Read more.

2018 Food Trends – Part 4: Global Influences

From around the world to under the sea, new flavors, textures, and cuisines are influencing the culinary scene. With more people travelling to far and exotic places, world cuisine has become more popular, and is influencing flavor profiles and menu offerings across the country. In this edition of our Food Trends series, we look at…