Tag Archives: Produce

Plan Ahead for a Fruitful 2015 with Organic Bananas

Plan Ahead for a Fruitful 2015 with Organic Bananas

It’s been a great 2014, and we are thankful for all our customers and GROW supporters who continue to choose Organics Unlimited. As we move into 2015, we promise to keep delivering only the freshest, most delicious sustainable organic bananas on the market. What are your objectives for 2015 and how can you plan ahead? Continue reading

Longer Life Linked to Greater Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Longer Life Linked to Greater Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Eating recommended levels of fruits and vegetables can add as much as three years to life expectancy, one research report concludes.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’s August edition has a study linking longer life to greater fruit and vegetable consumption.

The study, “Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and All-Cause Mortality,” was written by researchers from the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Continue reading

Keep Bananas Fresh Longer by Separating Them and Wrapping the Stems in Plastic Wrap

Keep Bananas Fresh Longer by Separating Them and Wrapping the Stems in Plastic Wrap

A fun and interesting tidbit to give to your customers to help keep their organic bananas fresh longer.  Continue reading

Best Practices for Managing a Produce Section

Banana Produce Section

The produce section can be a profitable department in any natural products business. While customers may come in to purchase supplements on a monthly basis, a well thought out produce department can keep them coming back multiple times throughout the week. In 2012, perishable goods averaged over $1.5 million of sales per natural products store, with over one-third from fresh produce alone (1). However, there are several key items to focus on to run a successful produce section. Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Ditch Bananas


A new Appalachian State University study, which compared bananas to a sports drink during intense cycling, found that naners offered several advantages. In addition to providing antioxidants not found in sports drinks, they pack more nutrients and a healthier blend of natural sugars. In the study, trained cyclists gulped either a cup of a carb-rich drink or downed half a banana every 15 minutes during a two and a half to three hour road race. Blood samples taken before and after revealed that the cyclists experienced similar performance effects, and a greater shift in dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in movement and mood after eating the bananas. Some research also indicates that inadequate dopamine may be tied to obesity. Continue reading