Ingredients > Fruit & vegetables

Doubling bananas' shelf life

13 April, 2016

By tweaking the genes that control ripening, researchers at Israel's Volcani Institute have managed to double the shelf life of bananas.

How salad vegetable surfaces harbour pathogens — and it's not how you expect

23 March, 2016

How do viruses and other pathogens cling on to salad vegetables through rinse cycles and then cause disease when the vegetables are eaten?

FSANZ invites submissions on food made from GM corn

11 February, 2016

FSANZ has called for submissions on an application to permit food from a genetically modified corn line.

Manufacture natural compounds in tomatoes

28 October, 2015

Industrial quantities of useful natural compounds like resveratrol and genistein can be produced efficiently by growing them in tomatoes.

And we are all so surprised (not)!

06 October, 2015

Imported processed tomatoes from Italian companies have been illegally dumped in Australia, according to the latest Anti-Dumping Commission finding.

You're not nuts if you answered "Almonds"

03 September, 2015

The latest Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) data shows that, with annual export sales of $522 million, almonds led the field as Australia's most valuable horticultural export product in 2014–15.

Frozen berries update: risk statement

02 June, 2015

Following the hepatitis A outbreak earlier this year, thought to be linked to frozen berry imports, the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand agency (FSANZ) has released a risk statement on the subject to the Department of Agriculture, the enforcement agency for imported food.

New method improves long-term storage of kiwifruit

01 June, 2015

A simple and non-contaminant technology method may be the answer to improving the quality of kiwifruit during long-term storage.

Coconut water continues its surge in popularity

30 October, 2014

Recent efforts to promote coconut water as a natural and healthy soft drink have moved it into the mainstream in the US and, according to Innova Market Insights, manufacturers are now focusing on developing the European market.

Taste and convenience are key factors in potato consumption

23 October, 2014

Australian consumers are buying potatoes for taste and convenience, and are keen to purchase more, according to the Potato Tracker research study.

Would you like genetically edited fruit in a bowl on your table?

15 August, 2014 by Janette Woodhouse

Consumers are notoriously chary about 'genetically modified' foods. Would they be equally cautious about 'genetically edited' produce?

Coles is harvesting simultaneously grown herbs and barramundi

19 November, 2013

Urban Ecological Systems Australia is growing herbs and barramundi simultaneously - with zero effluent - in Western Sydney. And Coles (and a $1.9m Early Stage Commercialisation grant) has helped to make the low-energy, sustainable, organic food production system a commercial reality.

Native American berry could be next 'super fruit'

15 November, 2013

The Native American buffaloberry could become the next 'super fruit', after researchers found that the underutilised berry contains high levels of antioxidants and nutrients.

Extending the shelf life of food products containing fruit

03 October, 2013 by Grant Taylor, Sales Manager - Asia Pacific, Taura Natural Ingredients

Products featuring real fruit appeal strongly to today’s health-conscious consumers, but significant technical obstacles have previously limited the use of fruit-based ingredients in many products with a long shelf life.

Chips and tomato sauce from the same plant

01 October, 2013

UK horticultural firm Thompson & Morgan has developed the TomTato - a plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes.

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