Caramelized Banana French Toast

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Photo courtesy: Stephanie Le of I am a food blog

Looking to start your day on a positive note? Give a kick to the old French toast and add yummy caramelized bananas. This will give you the motivation to get out of bed on a Sunday morning. Caramelized Banana French Toast is also a perfect treat for the kids during their spring break vacation. Continue reading

GROW Provides Better Education for Children in Colima, Mexico

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GROW by Organics Unlimited provides ongoing financial support and opportunities for banana growing regions, enriching the lives of the farm workers, their families and surrounding communities.

Since 2005, GROW has raised over $1 million, which has helped thousands of families in Mexico and Ecuador. Project Amigo, which provides educational scholarships, homework groups, study centers, dental programs and vision exams in Mexico, is one of the largest recipients of GROW funds. Continue reading

Nutella® Banana Pastry Purses

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Photo courtesy: Elaine Schurr McCardel of The Italian Dish

Looking for a quick and tasty dessert that will make your guests want more? This unforgettable pastry recipe only requires four ingredients and about 30 minutes of your time. Nutella® Pastry Purses are crispy and deliciously sweet. A staple dessert and breakfast treat in Europe, these will have your guests begging for more. Continue reading

How to Develop Creative Banana Displays

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March is National Nutrition Month and what better way to celebrate it than with creative promotional displays or in-store events. Last week, we spoke to you about in-store and community events that can drive traffic to your store and increase banana sales. This week, we will provide you with some nutritional benefits of bananas, developing unique promotional displays and a few tips on nutritional benefits of peanuts, since March is also National Peanut Month. Continue reading

Produce for Kids changes charities, starts Kids Club

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Produce for Kids is changing its primary charitable partner to Feeding America and is starting a kids club to help parents shop for healthy food.

During a Feb. 27 reception at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference and exposition, Produce for Kids officials announced the organization is ending its partnership with Children’s Miracle Network. Continue reading

Banana Bread Crepe Cake with Butterscotch

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As you begin to prepare for your spring outdoor gatherings, consider this delicious one of a kind recipe.  The banana bread crepe cake is the perfect combination of sweet, creamy and light.  This crepe goes above and beyond to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. While this banana bread crepe cake is perfect for birthday celebrations, it can also be ideal for a morning brunch gathering with friends and family. Thanks to the creaminess of the cream cheese, the sweetness of the ripe bananas and butterscotch topping, this cake is completely irresistible. Continue reading

How to Promote Bananas through In-store or Community Events

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Organics Unlimited banana’s make for a great on-the-go snack to take on a picnic or incorporate in a fruit salad for a cookout. Due to their “just in time” motto, Organics Unlimited is able to transport bananas from Mexico to the U.S. in 4 days, minimizing the carbon foot print and allowing them to deliver a fresh fruit to your store. In turn it gives your customers fresh bananas in their spring/summer snacks.   Continue reading