Food & Nutrition

USA To Start Importing Jamaican Mangoes

Starting next month, Jamaican mango exporters will be able to send their fruit to the United States. This follows a recent decision by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Shipments will be allowed after October 20; however, the fruit will have to be produced free of pests. It’s expected that Jamaica will send 261 metric tons to the US, or ...

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Bob Marley Gets His Own Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Internationally renowned ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, will release a special flavor of their popular ice cream in honor of Bob Marley’s Legend album, as a part of the celebrations for the album’s 30th anniversary this year. The flavor will be called ‘Satisfy my Bowl’ and is aimed at drawing awareness to Marley’s vision for peace, love and social ...

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Jamaica Sugar Exports Up, Coffee Exports Down

Jamaica has been exporting more sugar this year. Data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Statin, show exports in the first five months of the year were valued at US$44m. That was up 11% from a year ago. In the meantime, coffee exports have dipped. Trade data show coffee exports were valued at US$7.4m between January and May. That was ...

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Foods To Avoid When Pregnant

As a mom-to-be you’ll want to eat what’s best for the baby, even when you’re craving foods that, if you were to be honest, may not be so healthy. Apart from those foods that are high in fat or sodium, or those that have an alcohol or caffeine content that give an automatic red flag, there other not-so-obvious food that ...

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Desnoes & Geddes Profits Double

Desnoes and Geddes is reporting that profits more than doubled during its financial year ending June 30. Profits after tax totalled $3.1b, a 160% increase over last year. This reflected strong domestic performance as well as gains from the sale of shares in overseas entities which raked in $973m. Net sales grew by a little over $1b to $11.4b. Desnoes ...

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CPJ Offers Quick & Easy Ready To Cook Pork

Seasoned to perfection, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) has unveiled a new range of Ready to Cook pork, offering unprecedented convenience to housewives, chefs, and even those who are known to stay far from their kitchens. The 100% Jamaica-grown pork, supplied by local pig farmers, hit the frozen section of supermarkets island-wide a month ago, modernizing the preparation of the meat ...

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Beware of Poisonous Sweet Peppers From Santa Cruz

The police are warning consumers not to purchase any sweet pepper in the Santa Cruz area of St. Elizabeth as thieves stole over 300-pounds of the produce which was sprayed with chemicals. The peppers are believed to have been stolen between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. It is recommended that the peppers not be ingested. It takes about ten ...

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Burger King Buys Coffee Giant Tim Hortons

Fast food giant Burger King has signed a deal to acquire coffee chain Tim Hortons for more than us$11 billion, creating the world’s third largest fast-food conglomerate and decisively transferring the global headquarters of the iconic American brand into Canadian territory. The companies announced the deal today, framing it as an opportunity to expand the global footprint of the two ...

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Vegan Recipe: Black Bean & Mushroom in Garlic Sauce

More recently, individuals have sought to pay keen attention to their health and longevity. So that means what is going in your tummy is undoubtedly important. It is good to eat from what will allow your body to absorb vitamins, minerals and fibre for optimum function. At least having between one to three meatless meals a week will definitely give ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts is Coming To Jamaica

Margaritaville Caribbean Limited (MCL) says it will be introducing the first Dunkin’ Donuts franchise for Jamaica by year end. The American company deals in coffee, donuts and other baked goods. Margaritaville Caribbean chairman and chief executive officer, Ian Dear, said Friday that, pending all licensing requirements, the first store will be opened at Sangster International Airport by December. He plans ...

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