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New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

New Paper Packaging for Fruit Makes Polystyrene Obsolete

ANDONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province is taking the lead in environmental protection by changing packaging materials placed in fruit boxes from polystyrene to paper. The provincial office recently developed a paper tray to replace polystyrene trays for fruit protection and applied it to apples for export to Taiwan and Vietnam for [...]

Bananas Become Top-selling Fruit

Bananas Become Top-selling Fruit

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Bananas were the most sold fruit in the first half of the year, according to leading retail giant E-mart on Friday, replacing the longtime favorite apples. E-Mart said it sold 37.6 billion won (US$32.48 million) worth of bananas in the January-June period, up 8.7 percent from the same period [...]

Korean Farmers Grow Giant Strawberries

Korean Farmers Grow Giant Strawberries

NONSAN, South Korea, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Two strawberry farms in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province, have been harvesting giant strawberries dubbed “King’s Berries”.  The farmers started cultivating the fruit in September after completing a pilot project in 2015. The large berries weigh about 30 grams each, and are twice as large as typical strawberries, [...]

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Recycling agricultural by-products, especially the peel of fruits and vegetables, is becoming extremely popular in Korea, allowing farms and businesses to make better use of the nutritious benefits of this type of waste, while saving on disposal costs.  Jeollanamdo Agricultural Research & Extension Services recently transferred its latest technology [...]

From Coffee to Chicken, Everything Tastes Better with Fruit Flavors

From Coffee to Chicken, Everything Tastes Better with Fruit Flavors

Seoul, July 24 (Korea Bizwire)– Unlikely combinations that mix fruit flavors with soju, chips, coffee and even chicken are continuously being launched. Fruit flavors seem to be dominating the food business, where honey butter flavors were the leading trend until early this year. According food industry watchers, Haitai, who created the honey butter craze, recently launched a [...]