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Worldwide shipping delays and how it will impact your business.

By Natural Ingredients | 2nd August, 2021

We recently discussed in our May Market Update that disruption in the global shipping network is causing extensive blowouts in lead-times. Let’s discuss that in more detail.  The pandemic has affected global supply chains in a range of ways. On one hand the demand for goods worldwide had a sharp increase due to the boom of online shopping…

Home cooking during the pandemic – How it’s created a new demand

By Natural Ingredients | 28th July, 2021

Trends around the world have shown that home cooking and demand for basic ingredients have skyrocketed, right around the world. The reason for this sharp increase has been, in the majority, influenced by the movement and social restrictions caused by the current pandemic. Here’s why…. Consumer trends Home Cooking throughout the pandemic has become a…

No it’s not a trick, non browning avocado is real!

By Natural Ingredients | 29th June, 2021

Sound too good to be true?  Think about an avocado, that when cut, doesn’t turn an unsightly brown, helping you to keep your food looking fresh for days longer. How can we offer natural, additive free avocado that doesn’t brown?  Introducing the Natavo™ avocado.  Natavo™ avocado undergoes a unique process that when completed results in…

Market Update, May 2021

By Natural Ingredients | 3rd May, 2021

Our sector has experienced explosive growth over the last 12 months, which is at levels that we have not seen before.  COVID19 both increased the demand for fruit and vegetable products, due to the long shelf life of frozen and packaged fruits plus an increasing demand for products used in home cooking and baking, such…

What will 2021 bring?

By Natural Ingredients | 27th January, 2021

It is a brand-new year, and as we move further into 2021, it is looking promising! While 2020 had its ups and downs, the beginning of a new year is an exciting time – a whole year ahead of us, that looks to be filled with family, friends, functions and food!  Almost 12 months on…

2020 Natural Ingredients Wrap Up

By Natural Ingredients | 11th December, 2020

Wow, what a year! 2020 presented us with some interesting challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic affected supply of fresh produce right around the world; we had an immediate increase in demand for produce, which had a large-scale impact on international supply chains.  But it was not necessarily bad news! The huge increase in the demand for…

Discover the world of puree, with Herb Drops

By Natural Ingredients | 29th October, 2020

Let’s face it, the world has changed a lot this year.  Whether you own a cornucopia of restaurants, ship ready-made meals right around the country, or stock the nations grocers with products for families to enjoy at home, the story is the same. In a world working quickly to adapt to a new normal, one…

Summer fruits update

By Natural Ingredients | 11th September, 2020

While the weather is colder, summer fruits are normally far from our minds here in Australia.  The harvest season has well and truly started for a large range of summer fruits in Europe and North America. Our farms are reporting a solid growing season and high quality produce. As the weather gets warmer, your customers will already be…

Herbs – Not just a flavour powerhouse

By Natural Ingredients | 25th July, 2020

Herbs are the unsung heroes of cooking everywhere. They turn plain meals into exciting, refreshing and flavourful feasts. But that’s not all herbs are used for. You can use them to repel pests, reinvigorate your hair or even for decoration.  To align with our new range of conventional and organic frozen herbs and herb puree…

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Tropical fruits from Vietnam offer some interesting options for new product development

By Natural Ingredients | 17th February, 2018

Vietnam continues to expand and develop its supply capability of tropical fruits in IQF, juice and juice concentrate formats. Whilst their capability on products like banana, passionfruit and pineapple is well understood, they also produce an interesting range of other fruit varieties that will be of interest to those developing new products containing tropical fruit.…