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2014-04-16 16:32:21

NASHVILLE, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. ("ULNA") today announced the launch of Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. ("CIFI"), a new venture of ULNA's parent, Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV). CIFI will utilize advanced technology to produce high quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. Initially the business will focus upon value added ingredients derived from sweet potatoes. CIFI expects to invest...

2014-04-16 16:32:17

RICHMOND, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), the leading global leaf tobacco supplier, announced today that it has entered the fruit and vegetable food ingredients market through its new subsidiary, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. The new business will utilize advanced technology to produce high quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. Initially the business will focus upon value added ingredients derived...

2014-03-27 23:22:03

The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2014, including the wide acceptance of industry products which has helped sustain steady demand from downstream markets, and over the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to benefit from increasing demand from emerging economies and the growing popularity of organic and niche potato varieties, which will create new markets for industry products and contribute to rising industry revenue. For...

2014-03-04 12:25:34

New Packaging Design to Spotlight Unique Root Vegetables in Every Bag LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life(TM), today announced a packaging refresh for its TERRA(®) brand root vegetable chips. The new look, designed by brand agency CBX, puts a modern spin on the brand's classic black bag with dramatic food photography and a...

2014-03-03 16:28:54

Americans Prefer Their Spuds Baked and Grown in Idaho EAGLE, Idaho, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- And the survey says...we live in a tater nation! In a new survey by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), 97% of Americans said they eat potatoes and more than 81% enjoy them as a side dish, snack or main course on average of three days per week. "The Idaho Potato Commission's marketing programs have one main objective - to increase Idaho® potato consumption nationwide," explained Frank...

2014-01-26 23:02:36

The new “Healthiest Fruits And Vegetables” report on the website Vkool.com provides necessary information about nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 26, 2014 The new “Healthiest Fruits And Vegetables” report on the website Vkool.com covers many advantages of different fruits and vegetables. Firstly, this article reveals the benefits of tomatoes. This food is an outstanding source of the antioxidant lycopene, which may help prevent some forms of cancer....

Different Colors Attract Sweet Potato Weevils
2014-01-03 08:27:23

Entomological Society of America The sweet potato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius), is the most serious pest of sweet potato around the world, damaging sweet potatoes in the field and in storage. Because the larval period is spent within vines or tubers, and the adults are nocturnal, chemical control frequently is not effective. Mass trapping using synthetic pheromones has suppressed populations of sweet potato weevil males in several countries, but it has not reduced the damage...

2013-03-07 23:01:13

New RW Garcia Dippers English Cheddar and Sweet Potato flavors offer the perfect blend of all-natural ingredients and delicious taste. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 Appealing to consumers looking for natural snacks that offer bold flavor, RW Garcia introduces two great new flavors into the Dipper product line. New English Cheddar Dippers and Sweet Potato Dippers are made with all natural, Non-GMO stone-ground white corn, and a trio of delicious and healthy seeds including flaxseed,...

2013-02-27 08:30:08

Alexia Sweet Potato Julienne Fries Receive Iconic Heart-Check Mark EAGLE, Idaho, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexia Foods, a line of premium, all-natural frozen potatoes, breads and side dishes, is giving consumers one more reason to love the sweet potato with the recent heart-healthy certification of its Sweet Potato Julienne Fries. When using a healthy cooking method, such as baking, the product is certified with the iconic Heart-Check mark for meeting certification criteria...

2012-08-21 00:55:38

Already ranked by some as number one in nutrition among all vegetables, the traditional sweet potato can be nutritionally supercharged “• literally “• with a simple, inexpensive electric current treatment that increases its content of healthful polyphenols or antioxidants by 60 percent, scientists said here today. Their report on the first electrical enhancement of sweet potatoes, a dietary staple since prehistoric times, was part of the 244th National Meeting &...