More People are Now Relying on Eating Dried Figs for Skin Health

A global survey has highlighted that a lot of people have been eating dried figs in order to maintain the excellent health of their skin and hair. People are eating dried figs in order to deal with a variety of skin issues such as eczema, vitiligo, and psoriasis. In addition to this, figs are being used in...

Prunes and walnuts

Interview with Felipe Valenzuela, Product Manager Dry Fruit Division and Antonio Aguirre, Commercial Director, Baika Chilean Fruits, Huechuraba/Santiago Baika does not (yet) rank among Chile’s major fruit and nut exporters. So who and what is Baika? Baika belongs to the group of San José farms, which have been active in agricultural production for more than 25 years. San José began...

Dried Mangos – How to survive the price war

Mamusa Marketing is a classic example of South African entrepreneurship. The primes supplier of dried mangos and other dried fruit has been under pressure recently as more suppliers are entering the market from various African countries. I talked to Elmien De Villiers, founder of Mamusa Marketing from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The Clipper: Please tell us a little bit about your...

The Clipper new edition is shipping, ready for ANUGA 2015

Among the topics: Editorial: Nature fights back - the girls are gone Anuga Organic - Fresh, organic and healthy Healthy development in the global organic market - New management, new focus 14 Iran: Excellent prospects for dried fruit exports 17 Iran: The scientific validation of the production protocol 21 Italy: A passion for chocolate Worldwide known breakfast treat 31 USA: Respectable performance for almonds –walnut crop...

Great potential for dried fruits in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan walnuts and pine nuts are produced in larger volumes, as well as almonds and different raisin types which are currently in great demand. The majority of the product range is produced organically but it is not certified. “The products grown by our farmers are mostly sold in the neighboring countries, which are India, Iran and Pakistan. Above...

Golden age on the Orange River

It is an excellent raisin year for South Africa. Crop volumes are high but not excessive. The rainfall suspected to occur during the drying time of the grapes did not happen. Quality is extraordinary and the yield of Golden Jumbos is higher-than-average. On the road running parallel to the Orange River, which normally is only frequented by trucks and...

Coming up: The Clipper – Layout Closing monday july 20

The 2nd issue of the most important magazine about global production and trade of nuts and dried fruit will be closed monday july. 20. If you have content contributions to make - or you would like to advertise please send an email to edit@agropress.com for last-minute additions. The issue will be ready for this year's ANUGA - The world´s...

Frito-Lay files patent that could revolutionize the snack industry

According to a recent patent filing, Frito-Lay might have developed a process that could revolutionize the snack industy.  Under a process they’ve developed, they’ve figured out ways to “puff” nuts up, changing their size, texture and flavor. Frito-Lay claims there is a need to “provide enhanced changes to nuts and legumes which are attractive to the consumer.”  The snack giant’s...
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