Hazel Tech Honeydew Quality Solutions Continue to Strengthen Grower Alliance, LLC’s Premium Melon Program

September 8, 2021 Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies, a USDA-funded company providing new technologies to extend the quality shelf life of produce and fight food waste, continues to ensure optimal honeydew shelf-life at AZ- based produce distributor, Grower Alliance LLC. The company is one of the largest exclusively owned produce distributors of wholesale fruits and vegetables in North America. Grower Alliance specializes in honeydew, table grapes, cantaloupe, mini and regular watermelon, multiple varieties of peppers and cucumbers, green beans, tomatoes, and squash.

eatFresh-FC Helps Fresh-Cut Melon and Pineapple Last an Unprecedented 21 Days in Third-Party Lab Test

August 23, 2021 Grow Green Industries, Inc.

Now, restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, food service companies and companies looking to offer fresh cut fruit that lasts up to 500 times longer have an organic solution with eatFresh-FC, a blend of organic certified minerals, fruit acids and vitamins that prevent oxidation while controlling the growth of yeast, mold and coliform bacteria that can result from aging food, keeping fresh cut fruit delicious and safe to eat.

Numerous Health Benefits Found in Summer-Favorite Watermelon

May 28, 2021 USDA ARS

Researchers in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently identified over 1,500 small molecules of diverse chemical characters in the fruit, known as phytochemicals. They concluded that eating watermelon is an excellent way to increase your intake of antioxidants, non-protein amino acids and lycopene. This means that every time you eat watermelon, you’ll be improving the health of your cells, organs and nervous system.

USDA Proposes Revising U.S. Standards for Watermelon

March 15, 2021 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to revise the U.S. Standards for Watermelon to provide a common language for trade.

Watermelon Board Announces First Female Board President

National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) held its biannual board meeting virtually on Saturday, March 6 during which board member Jordan Carter was elected President by her peers becoming the first woman to serve in this position. Prior to this nomination, Carter (District 3, Cordele, GA) served as Secretary/Treasurer as well as interim President since January 2021.