Boost Plantain Sales through Education

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Photo courtesy of foodandnutrition.org

Plantains are oftentimes a forgotten fruit. As they can be green, yellow or black and quite hard, customers may assume they’re under-ripe or overripe and pass them by. Customers may also not understand how to cook them, knowing perhaps of only the fried methods. With a little in-store education, you can introduce your customers to an under-appreciated fruit and sell larger quantities of plantains. Continue reading

Mashed Plantains or Majado de Verde

majado de verdePhoto courtesy: Laylita of Laylita’s Recipes

It’s a Latin American tradition to eat green plantains also known as platanos machos. The most common way to eat them are simply sliced and fried, usually served as a dessert. Here is a new twist to using this tasty tropical fruit in your next dish or brunch party. Continue reading

Display Idea: Smoothies for the Whole Family

Banana Smoothies
Photo credit: Courtesy of Adam at inspiredtaste.net

Summer is here, and the warmer weather provides an opportunity to market cool, refreshing products. Smoothies are a great option for a cross-merchandising display theme featuring Organics Unlimited bananas. Health nuts, adults on-the-go and children all love smoothies; a display will attract all types of customers.

Bananas make a great base for any smoothie so the display should feature baskets full of the organic fruit. Since it’s summer, capitalize on other fresh fruits that are in-season to create a colorful cross-merchandising arrangement. Strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, oranges and coconuts are all beautiful fruits to feature in a display with bananas. Continue reading

Kiwi Banana Smoothie with a Twist

Kiwi Banana Smoothie Recipe
Photo courtesy: Roxy of Roxy’s Kitchen

This smoothie is not only delicious and super healthy, it looks great, too. The secret twist comes from the spinach added with kiwis. You can’t really taste it, but it still contains all its nutrients. This smoothie is a fantastic way to get you and your kids to eat something healthy without having to convince them to eat there fruits and veggies. Continue reading

The End of the School Year: GROW Students Dulce and Isaías

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nGROW by Organics Unlimited was created 10 years ago as a way to involve consumers in raising funds to assist the communities where Organics Unlimited bananas originate from. With the financial support of GROW banana purchases, Project Amigo is able to provide residents of the Colima, Mexico regionwith literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes.

Many students in Colima would not be able to continue their studies past a young age if it weren’t for the educational scholarships that GROW banana purchases fund. In honor of the end of the school year, we’d like to highlight some success stories of GROW scholars turning into young adults and pursuing their dreams. Continue reading

Banana Split Panini

Banana Split Panini
Photo courtesy: Valerie Mitchell of Mama Likes to Cook

Need something new to entertain the children this summer break? While this might not be the healthiest snack, it is certainly a delicious recipe that the kids can help you prepare. Have the children pick out their own ingredients, making sure they include organic bananas so they get as much potassium as they can. Have them use a cookie cutter to cut out their favorite shape or cartoon character for a more edible appearance. Continue reading

Celebrate and Educate for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month


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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which provides a large opportunity to promote fresh produce in your store. Luckily, organic bananas are always in season and are the perfect item to market by themselves or partner them with other fruits and veggies during this special month. Here are a few tips on the various ways you can market Organics Unlimited products to your customers. Continue reading