Ingredients > Fruit & vegetables

Transforming banana waste into value-added products

02 August, 2019

Food manufacturer Krista Watkins explains how she has processed over 90,000 metric tonnes of excess green banana produce to create gluten-free flour.

Eating wild mushrooms can be fatal

10 April, 2019

The Food Safety Information Council has warned people not to pick or eat any wild mushrooms after eight people were recently hospitalised in NSW due to wild mushroom poisoning.

Funding the fight against Panama TR4 disease

08 April, 2019

The Queensland Government is providing over $12.1 million to the banana industry over five years to help control and contain Panama disease tropical race 4 (TR4).

Protecting the NZ citrus industry

05 April, 2019

Biosecurity New Zealand and Citrus New Zealand will undertake a joint three-year program of work to better protect the citrus industry from biosecurity threats.

Aussie fresh vegetable exports grow to $281m

01 April, 2019

Strong demand for Australian vegetables in Singapore, Japan and Thailand has seen total fresh vegetable exports increase 11.4% in value and 15.5% in volume in 2018.

Macadamia nut innovation challenge

19 March, 2019

Next month, the second Macadamia Innovation Challenge finals will take place in Byron Bay, Australia.

Welch's develops neutralised Concord grape juice

15 March, 2019

Welch's Global Ingredients Group has developed a technology that neutralises the aroma and flavour of its Concord grape juice, which can be used as a base wine or blender.

Avocado seeds may be able to treat inflammation

15 March, 2019

Avocado seed extracts could be a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.

Auckland's fruit fly problem continues

11 March, 2019

After finding another two fruit flies in Auckland, biosecurity officials are considering whether further restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables are necessary to prevent the spread.

Breeding strawberries with specific traits

04 March, 2019

Breeders may be able to grow strawberries with specific traits after scientists have uncovered the genetic roadmap of the cultivated strawberry.

Did the Queensland fruit fly found in NZ have any friends?

19 February, 2019

The Queensland fruit fly could devastate NZ's $4 billion/year horticultural industry — and they've just caught one in Auckland.

Can genetic modification save the US citrus industry?

15 February, 2019

US citrus is being devastated by disease — will consumers be willing to accept GM citrus and so save the industry?

Nutty ideas welcome

02 October, 2018

All ideas involving Australian macadamia nuts are welcome.

Cooling technology increases lettuce yield

02 October, 2018 by Zoe Gross

It's early days yet but a root-cooling technology pilot has resulted in a 132% increase in lettuce leaf fresh weight.

Vegetarians and vegans call for more product choices

06 August, 2018

Research has shown that 46% of vegans and 23% of vegetarians said they were dissatisfied with food and beverage choices.

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