Gooseberry fruit on a spiky branch of a bush.

Growing Gooseberries

February 5, 2019 smitsa 2

Gooseberries – there little green jewels herald the start in most Summer gardens of the fruit bonanza. Coinciding with blackcurrants, they are often picked for […]

bacteria monitored in microbial risk management

Microbial Risk Assessment

January 30, 2019 smitsa 0

Microbial risk assessment (MRA) is a scientific method of analysis of the safety risks posed by pathogens in a complex food system. It determines the […]

Dry apple seeds on the white background. Used for making apple seed oil.

The Power Of Apple Seed Oil

January 30, 2019 smitsa 2

Apple seed oil is a fixed oil extracted from apple seeds. It is used for the medical and cosmetic purposes. Apple seeds have  high concentrations of protein and oil. […]

Fresh vegetables in a trug as an example of food sustainability

Food Sustainability

January 29, 2019 smitsa 0

Food sustainability is probably the buzz term of the food industry and certainly gets fair exposure on news bulletins. We look at some of the […]

Goji berries on a wooden table and in a spoon.

The Goji Berry Is Here To Stay

January 22, 2019 smitsa 1

Goji berries or even Gou Qi Zi (Lycium barbarum L.;  Family: Solanaceae) in China have been used for many years in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to improve […]

Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) fruit cut in half on white background

Mamey Sapote

January 15, 2019 smitsa 0

Mamey Sapote is a not a commonly found fruit in the UK or indeed the USA. It is one of those fruits however which is […]

Colored coffee capsules blurred for background

The Best Coffee Pods

January 14, 2019 smitsa 0

Coffee drinking is as much an art as it is a necessity for busy work mornings and languorous Saturdays and Sundays. One of the revolutionary […]

Toast with vegan spreads.


January 11, 2019 smitsa 0

A fascinating range of ready meals and products for the vegan is now available in the month of January, redubbed Veganuary. The idea is to […]