Nuts and Dried Fruit News
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Learn How Hazelnuts May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
30 May, 2019
Did you know that hazelnuts have been a feature of the human diet since prehistory? Hazelnuts are thought to have originated in Asia, from where they spread to Europe, making...
Suffering from Food Allergies? Here Is Your Must-Have Guide
30 May, 2019
What is food allergy? How common are allergies? Diagnosis, labeling, key aspects of allergen management and much more. The INC presents a new information resource: an Allergens Toolkit.
Dried Figs: Fascinating Facts you Never Knew About Them
24 April, 2019
Did you know that figs are indigenous to Western Asia and are found throughout the Mediterranean area, where the climate is ideal for their production? The succulent fruit, both fresh...
The Potential Contribution of Traditional Dried Fruits to Public Health
8 April, 2019
This paper is based on a scientific workshop held in London, UK, at the Kings Fund, on June 7, 2018, to explore key scientific issues relating to dried fruits. The...
Nuts for a Healthier World’s Campaign from INC Raises €47,800 to Fight Against Child Malnutrition
27 March, 2019
Since January €47,800 has been raised for the international NGO Save the Children through Nuts for a Healthier World Campaign. INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council’s global campaign has...
Let’s Learn More About… Cashews
25 March, 2019
Did you know that cashews (Anacardium occidentale L.) are native to North-east Brazil? During the 16th century, the Portuguese took cashews from Brazil and introduced them into India (Kerala and...
INC Talks to Leonor Espinosa, Head Chef at Leo Restaurant in Bogotá, Colombia
19 March, 2019
“I work with biologists, ethnobotanists and dendrologists to discover promising species that can be incorporated into dishes and condiments, trying always to conserve nature and the essence of the product.”
Let’s Learn More About… Dried Apricots
5 March, 2019
Did you know that, according to the Russian Botanist Vavilov, there are three places that could be the origin of dried apricots: The Chinese (China and Tibet), the Central Asian...
Cashews May Have 16% Less Calories Than Previously Thought
27 February, 2019
New scientific findings showed that the energy content of cashews -the calories- is 16% lower than what is typically stated on current food labels and databases in the United States,...
Update: Nuts For A Healthier World
26 February, 2019
The INC and Save Children joined forces to empower the dissemination project Nuts For a Healthier World and thanks to the collaboration of our members, the fight against child malnutrition is...
Let’s Learn More About… Almonds
28 January, 2019
Did you know that the oldest species of almonds ever discovered were found at the 780,000-year-old archeological site Gesher Benot Ya’aquov, in the Dead Sea in Israel and they have...
The Kick-Off to the Nuts For A Healthier World Campaign Has Already Reached €6,000
10 January, 2019
The INC and Save Children have joined forces to empower the dissemination project Nuts For a Healthier World and thanks to the collaboration of our members, the fight against child malnutrition...