Sulfur Dioxide SO2

  • November 24, 2017

How is it used? In the food sector, sulfur dioxide is identified by the term E220 and is used (and also considered to be avoided) as antimicrobial, antimycotic, inhibitor of the enzymatic browning process, antioxidant an as whitening agent for sugar and starch. Is it harmful? The ADI (acceptable daily intake) for sulfites is 0,7 mg […]

There is a whole market for Healthy Snacks

  • August 01, 2017

The British company Nim’s has found a favorable reaction among British consumers to a new product, dehydrated fruit made via a process which removes a greater amount of moisture resulting in fruit flakes. According Nimisha Raja, founder of the company, “this new presentation is more convenient for consumers because it eliminating the traditional stickiness and mess of […]

Exporting dried fruits to the United Kingdom

  • July 31, 2017

What makes the United Kingdom an interesting market for dried fruit? The United Kingdom is the largest European importer of dried fruit and the largest world consumer of dried grapes. The products with rising demand are prunes, dried apples, dehydrated tropical fruit and dried superfruit. Imports High growth of imports of dried fruit from developing […]

Trade in Non-Traditional Agricultural Products

  • July 28, 2017

PROCOMER has carried out an analysis of agricultural products that have possibilities for production and expansion at the national and international level, but whose exports are few or none at all. Through the support of PROCOMER’s Trade Promotion Offices, state agencies and research centers, 8 products with the highest potential for international marketing were selected: Mangosteen, pitahaya, guanabana, […]

Costa Rica: Export of Fruit Purees On the Rise

  • July 28, 2017

A stronger preference for natural products in markets such as the European and the American markets is the main reason behind the increase in exports of tropical fruit pastes or purees, which in 2016 totaled $81 million. reports that “…Growth in the value of exports began to experience a very strong and constant rebound from […]

Healthy Food Consumption Trends

  • July 28, 2017

From the study “Challenges and Opportunities for the Supply of Differentiated Food” of by Procomer of Costa Rica: Executive Summary The Costa Rican food industry has evolved in the last 10 years and is showing an average annual growth of 5%, but this dynamism has been mainly due to an increase in the amount exported and not so much […]