Ingredients > Fruit & vegetables

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.


Some strawberry and tomato varieties may cause allergies

17 July, 2018

Researchers investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contained the fewest allergens, and how cultivation or preparation methods impacted them.


CoOL info aids consumers with veggie recall

10 July, 2018

Australia's now mandatory CoOL labelling means that consumers will be easily able to identify frozen vegetables sourced from Europe and subject to recall.


Broccoli coffee comes to Melbourne

06 June, 2018

Imperfect-looking broccoli that would have otherwise been wasted has been converted into a nutrient-rich powder by Hort Innovation and CSIRO.


Bias against frozen vegetables is rife

28 May, 2018

Frozen vegetable purchases in grocery stores are declining even though the products offer similar if not superior nutrition benefits to fresh vegetables and decrease the likelihood of waste.


Funding for ag export counsellors

16 May, 2018

Funding for six agricultural counsellors to represent Australia in emerging export markets and work to improve market access was announced in the latest Federal Budget.


Carrots are king

08 May, 2018

Australian fresh vegetable exports up 61% in the last five years.


Frozen pomegranate recalled following hepatitis scare

09 April, 2018

Seven cases of hepatitis A have been linked to Entyce Food Ingredients' Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils (180 g) sold in Coles.


Qantas is going native — well a bit

19 March, 2018

Qantas is embracing native Australian ingredients as a fundamental part of its decision to showcase some of the country's best local producers.


All our macadamias coming home to roost

02 March, 2018

With more macadamias coming onto the market the industry is looking to product innovators to snaffle up the extra nuts.


Plant-based protein market booming

28 February, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Food companies are encouraged to invest in the expanding plant-based meats market, which is predicted to reach $5.2 billion by 2020.


Panama disease confirmed on third Queensland banana farm

13 February, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

During a routine check of the Tully Valley farm, Biosecurity Queensland (BQ) found a plant they suspected to be affected and issued the grower with a TR4 notice.


What you can do with pineapples

23 January, 2018

While Australia's early season for pineapples has seen fruit rotting in piles while the cannery is closed, a different sort of pineapple crisis has been going on in Spain and Portugal.


Non-browning apples sold in the US

23 October, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Customers in the US can now buy crisp, juicy apples without fear they'll turn brown when they're cut, bitten or bruised, thanks to technology from CSIRO.


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