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ThePartnership no. 15

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Did you know these 3 things about... ...Melon? • Ancient Egyptians cultivated melons 2000 years BC. ...Tomatoes? ...Pumpkin? • Every single part of a pumpkin is edible; you can eat the skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, seeds and even the stem! • Pumpkins are 90% water. One cup of canned pumpkin only has 83 calories and only half a gram of fat. In comparison, the same serving size of sweet potato has triple the calories. • The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’. It wasn't until the 17th century that they were first referred to as pumpkins. ...Sweet and Hot Pepper? In focus • Yubari King melons are the most expensive melons in the world. They are known for a uniquely sweet flavour and grow only in a small region of Japan, making them highly coveted. • The cantaloupe was first cultivated in the 1700s, in the Italian papal village of Cantalup. • Tomato flavour comes from a mix of plant chemistry and garden variables such as temperature, sun, rain and soil type. • A sweet pepper contains more vitamin C than an orange. • Some people believe the seeds of hot pepper are the spiciest part, but it’s actually the flesh near them that sets your tongue on fire. • While capsaicin may burn and irritate the flesh of mammals, birds are completely immune to its effects. • The cold air in the fridge blocks the tomato flavour. Word to the wise: keep your tomatoes out on the counter if you want them to taste good and retain their wonderful texture. • Pretty much almost all tomato varieties are red although other colours are possible including green, yellow, orange, pink, black, brown, white, and purple. Interesting, isn't it? Our post-harvest researchers are working all day on collecting information about taste, shelf life, fresh cut quality, nutrition and chill tolerance. And we use the data they collect to improve our products. Want to know more? Visit us at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. While enjoying some great bites, prepared by our chef René, we give you insight in the data we collect about our products and how we use this in our product development. We would like to discuss how this can help you to choose the right product for your market. Let’s meet in Berlin! (Hall 1.2, booth C-07) 14 | The Partnership The Partnership | 15