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Pineapple’s Power!

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As winter settles over the northern hemisphere, a taste of the tropics seems more appealing than ever. Fortunately, pineapple offers numerous health benefits that can help keep winter colds at bay while supporting overall health. Pineapple contains a blend of enzymes called bromelain, which delivers antioxidants and helps the body digest protein. The anti-inflammatory properties …

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Record-Breaking Listeria Outbreak Rattles South Africa

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In January, officials in South Africa announced that the total number of people affected by a listeria outbreak had risen to an alarming 767, the biggest listeria outbreak to date. The outbreak has affected nine provinces but is concentrated in the northeastern regions of the country, with two-thirds of cases centered in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and …

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Mexican Broccoli Supplies Beginning To Rebound

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United States Frozen fruit stocks in the U.S.A. are low. Both blueberries and cherries are at lower levels than the past year, while strawberries and raspberries show small increases compared to last year at this same time. Raw material potatoes for processing in the Colombia Basin and Idaho are limited. Processors may be pulling raw material from Canada, however the high cost and limited truck availability …