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General information, τechnological, economic and other news for the global processing industry of dry nuts and machinery manufacturing.

General information, τechnological, economic and other news for the global processing industry of dry nuts and machinery manufacturing.

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Financial News

Financial news and data for the production and sale of dried fruits & Edible Nuts industry.

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Technological News

Technological News

Technological news about the dry nut processing machines industry.

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Proccesing methods and trends

Proccesing methods and trends

Recipes, new products and ways of processing dried fruits from all over the world.

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Cultivation and Products

Cultivation and Products

Trends and news for cultivation, products, byproducts, derivatives and properties of dried fruits and edible nuts.

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Peanuts (Arachis Hypogea L.)  or commonly known as legumes or groundnuts, are packed with several health benefits. The nuts contain monounsaturated fats and other nutrients that are healthy for the functioning of the heart. Peanuts are also a rich source of antioxidants such as oleic acid responsible for the lowering of deaths from coronary heart diseases. The resveratrol found in nuts improves the blood flow in the brain and reduces the…

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  • Reference www.worldatlas.com www.factfish.com
Argentina’s peanut farmers reduced their plantings over 15% to 20% for the 2018/2019 growing year. The drop comes on the heels of a horrible growing season in the 2017/2018 cycle. Several factors contributed to the expected decline.First, poor growing conditions during much of the season drastically reduced yields and farmers’ enthusiasm to plant as many acres. Farmers endured long and excessive periods of wet, cold conditions during key periods. Due…

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  • Reference https://www.agfax.com

Thursday, 22 August 2019 11:42

Why are almonds so expensive?

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Almond sales are booming because of their well-advertised health benefits, but could drought in California lead to a world shortage of the nut? It has been likened to a modern-day gold rush. The growth in the popularity of nuts as a healthy snack has seen a boom in business for California's almond farmers. Eighty-two per cent of the world's almonds come from America's Golden State, where it is the leading…

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  • Reference BBC news
Thursday, 22 August 2019 09:23

Hazelnuts May Help Reduce Heart Disease

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 Hazelnuts are high in fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, vitamin E and minerals such as potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. They are also a source of pantothenic acid, zinc and vitamin (1,2).And, they may even help to keep your heart healthy! They are high in monounsaturated fat, which may help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease (3).1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release…

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  • Reference www.nutfruit.org International Nut and Dried Fruit Council
    The cultivation of peanuts in Greece has been moving at an increasingly rapid pace for the past 7 years. After the vertical fall in the beginning of 1990 and following almost 2 decades (1992-2011) of low production, the cultivation of the Greek groundnut returned dynamically and in an impressive way.       A decisive role in the contribution of this impressive increase is the conversion of the…

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  • Reference Data source: Hellenic Statistical Authority
In the 2017/18 season, world tree nut production was estimated at 4.2 million metric tons, and it is forecasted to amount to ca. 4.5 million MT in 2018/19, representing a 6% annual growth in overall production (crop figures expressed on a kernel basis, except for pistachios, which are in-shell basis). After overcoming last season shortage, Brazil nut crop is anticipated to experience the biggest increment this season, returning to a normal production…

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  • Reference INC International Nut and Dried Fruit Council

Cashew trees grow in a wide range of climates between the latitudes of around 25 ° north or south of the equator. Close to the equator, the trees grow at altitudes up to about 1500 m, but the maximum elevation decreases to sea level at higher latitudes. Although cashews can withstand high temperatures, a monthly average of 27°C is considered optimum. Young trees in particular are very susceptible to frost,…

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  • Reference http://rfcarchives.org.au
Gluten-free quinoa breakfast bars are a sweet and easy breakfast option for those on-the-go mornings.  These breakfast bars combine quinoa, coconut flour, honey, and peanut butter with dried fruits and topped off with a few white chocolate morsels to make a delicious baked gluten-free breakfast option.  Ingredients 300 grams quinoa (cooked) 150 milliliters applesauce 80 grams coconut flour 150 grams honey 2 eggs 120 grams dried fruit 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 60 grams white chocolate chips 40 grams tapioca flour 150 grams oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 150 grams  peanut…

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  • Reference https://www.yummly.com
In the 2018/2019 season, world tree nut production reached ca. 4.5 million metric tons, which represents an overall increment of 47% from 10 years ago on account of all the tree nuts enlarged crops. When compared against the prior 10-year average, the biggest crop rises in 2018/19 were registered for macadamias (57%), pistachios (43%), walnuts (37%) and cashews (32%). Analyzing the production trends over the last decade, almond was the…

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  • Reference The Foundation of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council - https://www.nutfruit.org
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