In 2017, global pineapple production weighed in at over 27.4 million metric tons. The fruit is prized for its flavor, sweetness, and health benefits—attributes that often capture our attention at Farmfolio. What many of us don’t consider is the massive quantity of pineapple leaves that every plantation produces. It was these leaves, and the strong … Continue reading Piñatex —Producing Textiles from Pineapple Waste?
The first Impossible Burger debuted in 2016 when it was introduced to Chef David Chang’s NYC restaurant, Momofuku Nishi. In an unexpected twist, Impossible Burger 2.0 was introduced at a consumer electronics expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. Wearable gadgets, and the latest gaming and television technology are all standard fare at CES, which … Continue reading Impossible Burger Showcases Plant-Based Food at CES Tech Fest
While the avocado continues to enjoy the spotlight of trendy restaurant menus, cookbooks, and fad diets, the pineapple appears to be outpacing the fat-friendly fruit in terms of growth, at least according to major UK supermarket, Tesco. Pineapple sales rose almost 15% in 2017, which made the pineapple Great Britain’s fastest growing fruit. Pineapple Tops … Continue reading Pineapple Tops Avocado as UK’s Fastest Growing Fruit
While most people are familiar with Fairtrade on at least a surface level, few truly understand what is, what it does, and why it’s so important. And while we tend to think of Fairtrade as applying mainly to things like coffee and chocolate, it’s important for a wide variety of commodities — including pineapples and … Continue reading Why Fairtrade Matters for Pineapples and Coconuts
Pineapple was reported as the fastest growing fruit ingredient on US beer menus at a recent Craft Brewers Conference by Jack Li of Datassential. Li noted that use of the ingredient is up almost 100% over the previous year, which lead industry expert Ezra Johnson-Greenough to declare 2018 “the year of the pineapple in beer … Continue reading MD-2 Pineapples Prized by Brewers
Superfoods like chia, coconut, kale, and berries are everywhere – in grocery store aisles, on restaurant menus, and in just about every smoothie bar shop or breakfast bowl cafe. There’s a good reason for this: they’re nutritionally dense and give you the most bang for your caloric buck. While the superfoods we’ve come to know … Continue reading Getting Ahead of the Superfood Curve