Get ready for the Grabouw Weekend Warrior

Get ready for the Grabouw Weekend Warrior

To take full advantage of the peak apple season so that many of the orchards in the apple valley will still be laden with fruit while the mountain bikers explore the area, The Grabouw Weekend Warrior  fundraising event, grown by Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, will be on April 15 and 16 this year. Like last year,…

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The Benefits of Berries and Agro-Processing Part 3

The Benefits of Berries and Agro-Processing Part 3

Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat and is considered as top sources of potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and K, fibre, prebiotics carbohydrates, anthocyanins, disease-fighting nutrients, and minerals. They may also assist in reducing the risk of many age-related conditions. Frozen berries have the same health benefits as the fresh product. In the third article…

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SA Cheese Festival Attendees’ Buying Power Impresses

SA Cheese Festival Attendees’ Buying Power Impresses After Covid-19 Interruption

This year’s South African Cheese Festival from 30 April to 2 May 2022 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch was a huge success measured by the purchasing power of festivalgoers and by satisfied exhibitors. All the tickets sold out for the festival, which was presented for the first time since 2019 due to Covid. This year’s festival…

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Processing of Health Foods

Processing of Health Foods

Health foods can be defined as any natural food which is popularly believed to promote or sustain good health. Eating healthy can then be defined as eating a variety of foods that supplies you with the nutrients required to maintain good health, supply the human body with energy and leave the consumer feeling good and…

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Improve Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Areas

Improve Household Food Security and Nutrition in Rural Areas

In many rural communities and over-crowded townships in peri-urban areas, the unemployment rate is alarmingly high, and many families suffer daily from hunger and poverty. This negatively affects the early development of the children. Although some of these families receive some form of government grant and help from a school feeding scheme, they are not…

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Soilless farming project at Bredasdorp Park is growing

Soilless Farming

Nooitgedacht Fresh Produce at Bredasdorp Park uses soilless and organic farming to produce healthy, nutrient rich vegetables and herbs, on a reduced farm footprint, and in doing so spread awareness of the use of the technology to inspire others. The need for vertical production at Bredasdorp Park stems from a board decision to support food…

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Bonnievale Chenin Blanc reveals its stature at Veritas 2021

Bonnievale Chenin Blanc reveals its stature at Veritas 2021

Bonnievale has once again been shown to be a champion of Chenin Blanc following the announcement this week of medal winners at the esteemed Veritas Awards. Winning one of only five Gold medals awarded in the varietal category was the River Collection Chenin Blanc 2021. Accompanying the wine on the winner’s podium was the Bonnievale…

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Agro-Processing of Brassicas

Agro-Processing of Brassicas

Farmers facing current economic realities are searching for new options for surviving and expanding their businesses. One of the many opportunities to grow markets, turnover, and profits is adding value to farm produce. Options need to be selected carefully based on sound information and knowledge of the opportunities presenting themselves seen in the light of…

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What is your image of imitation cheese?

What is your image of imitation cheese?

Alternative cheese is a dynamic market. Analogue cheese is part of the market that is expected to grow soon, this suggests a promising future for cheese application technology. The short supply of milk production in some parts of the world has led to increased interest in the utilization of substitute ingredients from vegetable sources in…

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The Three Faces of Packaging Materials

The Three Faces of Packaging Materials

The term ‘packaging’ encompasses many disciplines and functions that are used to enclose and protect products (food, clothing, consumer products etc.) for distribution, storage, sale, and use. However, the term also refers to the processes involved in the designing, evaluating and production of various types of packaging. Faced with the good – the positive influence…

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