Edible Fruit + Other Fresh Fruit News Report

Read the latest headlines in edible fruit, edible fruit company information and the latest consumer reports.

Fruit Exploitation Film?
To some the movie, titled “The Fruit Hunters” is nothing but a raunchy fruit flick. With extreme close ups of tropical and exotic fruit, displayed in compromising positions, the documentary was produced across several continents. The graphic nature of the film,  which does not even have a movie rating, ranges from fruit paintings in an Italian monastery to a quest for rare mangoes in the jungle. Filmmaker Yung Chang released “Fruit Hunters”  in Miami, earlier this month, reported  sources at  Tropical Fruit News.

Most Beloved Edible Fruit
Even as bananas remain the number one favorite edible fruit in the U.S., according to the Packer, “Everything Produce“, apples continue to dominate second place in the produce department.  The Packer’s research also indicated that families with children were more apt to buy apples than households without.

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Edible fruits: Bananas and peaches set in a compromising position.

Edible Fruit Company Sprouts On-the-Go Offerings
Earlier this month, Edible Arrangements announced that it will be launching an updated  franchise model, “Edible to Go®“. Comparable to a fast food chain, the only difference is that  the fruit basket franchise will start opening sites in malls, selling fresh fruit parfaits,smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, fruit on a stick, covered in chocolate and much more.

Peachy, Edible Fruit Goes Social

With July being the prime season for peaches, the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council ramped up its marketing presence with an aggressive social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter.  The organization also added a list of its growers on the JerseyPeach.com website. (New Jersey ranks fourth in peach production in the U.S).

Rain Cracking

Certain cherry varietals are susceptible to becoming cracked when overrun with rain. The wet season in Wisconsin and other cherry growing states hindered cultivation of its produce season. As aresult, cherry prices are higher this year.

The Antioxidant Truth on Fruit
Several different studies, conducted by the Cornell University, Harvard School of Public Health, University of Oslo, and other institutions found that blueberries, pomegranates, blackberries and strawberries, are  rich in antioxidants, which aid the body’s defense against cancer.

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