Fresh fruit is known for its flavor. Because of that, it really shouldn’t surprise us when fruit ends up in unexpected places—avocados with eggs and toast, prickly pear sodas, and coconut everything. But perhaps no fruit’s culinary function generates more excitement or hostility than the exotic, prickly pineapple. The acceptability of the Hawaiian pizza is … Continue reading Celebrate International Pineapple Day with a…Burrito?
The arrival of summer means BBQs, outdoor living, and patio furniture — and anyone who has shopped for patio furniture has likely come across teak. Teak comes from the Tectona grandis tree, which is native to the tropics, and has been used for centuries in the houses of powerful and wealthy families and during colonial … Continue reading Teak Patio Furniture: Worth the Cost?
Once upon a time, milk was touted as an essential drink for strong bones and growing children. And it’s still a common product in most fridges. But as dairy allergies, lactose intolerance, and concerns over the environment and welfare of dairy cows continue to increase, people are turning to a wide range of dairy-free alternatives, … Continue reading Dairy-Free Alternatives: The Mylk Movement
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