Tag Archives: Bananas

Marketing to Kids for Mother’s Day

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Photo courtesy of Tony Kadysewski of Fixtures Close-Up

Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day, and moms across the country will be treated like queens by their loving children. Those kids might need a little help in planning a special breakfast-in-bed for their moms, which means fathers or guardians will be making some grocery store visits in order to plan a love-filled morning. Continue reading

Banana with Honeyed Mascarpone & Caramel

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Photo courtesy Jo Missoula of Jo in the Kitchen

Looking for a fast and easy dessert or snack that is just deliciously yummy? This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and creamy, similar to a banana cream pie but without all the extra work. Did you ever think you would eat cheese and bananas together? With this delicious recipe, it’s a must have. Mascarpone is an Italian cheese of smooth, creamy, buttery texture that blends well with honey and caramel. Add a banana on top, and you’ll have your guests and family begging for more. Continue reading

Stress Less with Organic Bananas

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Alice at shyintroverts.wordpress.com.

For many in the United States, this week is a particularly stressful one. Wednesday, April 15 was Tax Day, and some procrastinators may have been down to the wire on filing (or may have asked for an extension). Whether your source of stress this week is looming taxes or another cause, the majority of Americans could use a bit more relaxation in their lives.

Which brings us to the topic of bananas. Most consumers are aware that there’s a high amount of potassium found in bananas, and potassium helps prevent muscle cramps. However, you can educate your customers that potassium is also an agent in stress relief. Potassium aids in the regulation of blood pressure, and this fruit actually has one of the highest potassium counts of all fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Improving the Health of our Consumers and our Growers

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Photo courtesy of World Health Organization

This week, on April 7, we celebrated World Health Day. The WHO, organizers of the international day of awareness, focused its message this year on food safety: “From farm to plate, make food safe.”

The mishandling of foods can cause more than 200 diseases, from diarrhea to even cancer. This is why it’s important to make sure the food you provide to your customers is grown, transported, handled and stored using the highest of supply-chain standards. Thankfully, bananas do not often cause foodborne illnesses, but keeping the growing and supply chain processes contaminate-free is still very important.

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Utilizing Spring and Easter Colors in Fruit Displays

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Spring has officially arrived, and with it comes the anticipation of color; soon, we will see tender green stems poking up from the soil. Flowers will bloom. Grass will grow. And vibrant colors will abound in nature and in grocery stores.

While bananas are a perennial fruit in the U.S.  – an astounding 96% of American households buy bananas at least once a month – it will soon be joined in stores by other in-season, colorful spring favorites: honeydew melons, blueberries, apricots, strawberries, and more. Banana merchandisers can capitalize on the beauty of these fellow fruits and create vivid, visual displays. No matter what surrounds them, bananas will always stand out due to their color, unique shape and international appeal.

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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

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