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THE FABULOUS ENZYMES THAT GET LOST WITH HOT WATER TREATMENT...SUCH A SHAME...

Mango – the King of Fruits!
June 7, 2011



Mango season is here and how! You’ll spot this luscious-looking fruit on almost every street corner. Read on for the good, the bad and the ugly of this summer delicacy.

                                                                         They can be eaten raw or ripe, these mangoes! Called the king of fruits, it’s one of the most popular fruits found in umpteen varieties such as Raspuri, Badami, Malgoba, Alphonso. Native to our country, mangoes are now cultivated everywhere from California to Mexico, from the Caribbean to Africa, Australia and China.

The yummy health-booster

As we enjoy this fruit sliced or in delectable delicacies likeaamras, mango lassi etc. – we have enough and more reasons to indulge guilt free.
CAN'T DO THIS WITH A HWT MANGO....
Keeps cancer at bay: The phenols and enzymes found in the fruit have cancer-preventing properties. Mango also has a high content of soluble dietary fibre, which according to scientists helps l…

FOR ALL THE HWT SUPPORTERS (NMB)...STILL THINK YOUR MANGOES ARE AS GOOD AS FRESH / RAW ????

Fruits, Vegetables and the Importance of Enzymes

By Juliet White


Many of the enzymes we require must be taken in with food.

 A whole host of these integral compounds are derived from plant materials, that is, the fruits and vegetables we eat. Fresh fruits and vegetables, both whole and in juice form, are the richest source for enzymes. 

Amylase, one enzyme found in fruits and vegetables, aids in the digestion of carbohydrates and starches. 

Proper digestion of these foods is important for proper weight maintenance and regulation of blood sugar.

Another necessary enzyme is lipase, without which our lower intestine would not be able to absorb nutrients from food. 

Lipase is created in the pancreas. 

The minerals and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables make sure the pancreas functions well. 

Silicon, found abundantly in strawberries, is known to provide a boost to the pancreatic function.

In addition to their role in the digestive tract, enzymes are important in protecting bone joints and…

SAINSBURY'S UNVEILS NEW PEEK THROUGH WINDOWS PACKAGING FOR MANGO JUICE...

Windows on Sainsbury's new juice carton help consumers measure out portions

Posted by Lisa McTigue Pierce -- Packaging Digest, 8/8/2011 4:30:12 PM






In a U.K. first, Sainsbury's has launched new 1-L juice packaging with four see-through windows that allow for simple portion control and ensure that customers enjoy their five-a-day servings. Using the windows on the side of the carton as a guide, customers can quickly measure a glass of fruit juice that counts as part of a healthy diet.

The new packaging design is part of the 'by Sainsbury's' relaunch, announced in May. The revamp, which includes more than 6,500 products, began with frozen foods just before Christmas 2010 and will be completed by January 2013. Of the 6,500 products, 65 percent will be either new or improved.


All of the packaging for the new 'by Sainsbury's' range has been designed to meet with Sainsbury's wider commitment to reduce its own brand packaging weight relative to sales by 33 …

HOT WATER TREATMENT COOKS MANGOES...HERE IS A CHART OF WHAT GETS LOST IN THE PROCESS...

Freezing, Drying, Cooking, and Reheating



Nearly every food preparation process reduces the amount of nutrients in food. 

In particular, processes that expose foods to high levels of heat, light, and/or oxygen cause the greatest nutrient loss. 

Nutrients can also be "washed out" of foods by fluids that are introduced during a cooking process. 


For example, boiling a potato can cause much of the potato's B and C vitamins to migrate to the boiling water. 

You'll still benefit from those nutrients if you consume the liquid (i.e. if the potato and water are being turned into potato soup), but not if you throw away the liquid. 

Similar losses also occur when you broil, roast, or fry in oil, and then drain off the drippings.

The table below compares the typical maximum nutrient losses for common food processing methods. 

This table is included as a general guide only. 
Actual losses will depend on many different factors, including type of food and cooking time and temperature. 

For…

FRESH (RAW) MANGOES ARE VERY HEALTHY...HOW MUCH NUTRITIONAL VALUE DOES A MANGO LOSE THROUGH THE HOT WATER TREATMENT PROCESS ???

Nutritional Benefits of Mangoes


POSTED IN: HEALTH TOPICS


                                                                             The mango fruit is one of the most popular and nutritious fruits known. In some countries, the mango is popularly termed as “king of all fruits” because of its superior taste, fragrance and nutritional content. Mangoes are tropical fruits and are believed to have originated in an Indian subcontinent. This fruit belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, along with nuts like pistachio and cashew. The scientific name of a mango is Mangifera indica.




Nutrition Value of Mangoes
According to USDA’s database of nutrients, 100 grams of fresh mango usually contains:

Major Nutrients
Energy – 70 kcal; 
Protein – 0.5 grams; 
Carbohydrates – 17 grams; 
Total fat – 0.27 grams; 
Dietary fiber – 1.8 grams

Vitamins

Folates – 14 micrograms; 
Pantothenic acid – 0.160 milligrams; 
Riboflavin – 0.057 milligrams; 
vitamin C – 27.7 milligrams; 
vitamin E – 1.12 milligrams; 
vitamin K – 4.2 microgr…

2011 ON TRACK TO BE BIGGEST YEAR FOR SPIN OFFS AS MAJOR GROUPS DECIDING THAT "SMALLER IS BIGGER (BETTER)"..."

Issue 584

August 8, 2011




Editorial


Divide and conquer. It seems to be the corporate mantra of the moment.

At the start of the year, meats, bread and coffee maker Sara Lee surprised industry watchers with the announcement that it would split in two

Last month, US food maker Ralcorp Holdings said it would spin off its branded cereals business Post Foods. And there have been many similar moves across the business world this year.

Last week, our industry saw one of the biggest spin-off announcements this year, with Kraft Foods' decision to create two publicly-listed companies - a North American grocery business and a global snacks maker.


The move stunned the industry, not least because the global snacks business will have Cadbury, which Kraft acquired just eighteen months ago, at its heart. Kraft's pursuit of Cadbury was a bitter one. 

Then Cadbury chairman Roger Carr dismissed Kraft as a "low-growth conglomerate". He argued the Dairy Milk maker's status as a "…

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ENJOYS MANGO SEASON AS IT WINDS DOWN...PROVE THEY DON'T NEED THE NMB TO SHOW HOW TO EAT A "FRESH" MANGO...

Cogshall mangoes in Florida...







Some of the many ways to enjoy mangoes



JANET K. KEELER - St. Petersburg Times | Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 12:15 am |








Ripe cogshall mangos hanging from this tree are ready to be picked. (SHNS photo by Scott Keeler / St. Petersburg Times)








Have a mango tree in your yard? A generous neighbor willing to share the juicy, sweet fruit? Or do you rely on grocery-store mango bins? Whatever the case, here are some ideas to consider pursuing.

1. Add mango chunks to store-bought or homemade coleslaw.

2. Top rice pudding with diced mango and drizzle with dulce de leche sauce, then sprinkle with toasted coconut. Both rice pudding and dulce de leche can be purchased at the grocery store.

3. Make a salsa of diced mango, minced jalapeno, red onion, lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro to use in fish tacos or with grilled shrimp or chicken.

4. Substitute mashed ripe mango for banana in banana bread. For crunch and flavor, add chopped macadamia nuts.

5. Blend up an Indian man…