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GROW Gives Academic Scholarships to Deserving Students

Through funds raised by the GROW program, we’re able to send sons and daughters of farm workers to secondary school and college. Without an education, many of these deserving young people would continue in the poverty…

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Unusual Banana Benefits

You already know that bananas are yummy additions to breakfast cereals and a great source of potassium (400 mg of potassium to be exact). What you might not know is that there are many other extraordinary…

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AussiBum Goes Au Naturel!

Thought bananas were only good for a delicious source of potassium? Think again! AussieBum’s new line of underwear could induce a number of bad banana-related jokes, but we’ll stick to the basics: the men’s fashion company…

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New Blog Contributor!

We’d like to welcome Karla Daniella Velazquez de Leon (a.k.a. Danny) to our blog writing team! Danny is the daughter of Organics Unlimited’s owners, Manuel and Mayra Velazquez de Leon. She’s currently a junior at USD…

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Volunteer with GROW!

For many Americans, GROW is a label on their organic bananas that says there is a program that provides a better lifestyle for the banana workers and their families. But GROW is also a program that…

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GROW Funded Dental Care

GROW has established a recurrent dental care and hygiene program in the rural areas of Mexico, designed to improve the health of field workers and their families. The GROW fund sponsors a dentist who visits the…

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Organics Unlimited’s President Honored for Women in Produce!

Our president, Mayra Velazquez de Leon, has been selected as an honoree for the 2010 Women in Produce event sponsored by The United Fresh Produce Association and The Packer! Mayra, among 13 other honorees, will be…

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Banana Prices and Shortages

Our friends at The Packer had a good article on the banana prices and shortages that we wanted to share. At Organics Unlimited, we're finding demand steady as bananas continue to be one of the top…

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Dine Out with GROW Bananas!

Restaurants in the Portland, Oregon area are giving back in a big way through the use of our GROW bananas! Realizing their customers want socially responsible, top quality organic products, it’s no wonder these restaurants chose…

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RECIPE: Jackfruit Patties

4 Cups Organic Green Jackfruit flesh (uncooked)4 Cups Organic Cream2 Organic Eggs3 Cups Organic White Whole Wheat Flour1/4 Cup Chopped Scallions1/4 Cup Chopped Onions1 Tsp Raw Cane Sugar1 Tsp Sea SaltOrganic Sunflower Oil-for fryingDirections: Mix jackfruit…

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Know What a Jackfruit Is?

There's something unusual going through Organics Unlimited's warehouses these days. There as a stopping off place between Mexico and the end consumers in the US, they will also be ripened as they pass through. What are…

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The Dollars and Sense of Ecuadorian Bananas

According to the International Trade Commission, Ecuador is the number one exporter of bananas worldwide. Three out of every 10 bananas eaten in the world are grown in Ecuador and are available year-round due to its…

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Banana Shortages

It may seem that almost every winter, banana prices rise and banana availability falls. Finding the best quality bananas is tough. This is usually linked to severe winter weather conditions in the major banana-growing areas of…

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Organics Event Calendar- February 2010

Here's a look at some upcoming events in world of organic produce!February3-5 Fruit LogisticaMesse BerlinBerlin, Germany 17-20 BioFachNuremberg, Germany19-21 Natural & Organic Products Exhibition CTICCCape Town, South AfricaCheck out more event information and links to Twitter…

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Planting Our Social Media Seeds

For a decade, Organics Unlimited has led the trail in providing organic tropical fruit to consumers in the US, Canada and Asia. We are committed to our consumers and a champion for the proliferation of organic…

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Organic versus Conventional

The controversy often rages about whether organic is more healthful, and if it makes a difference in bananas, since you peel them anyway. According to Mother Nature and the animal kingdom, organic is definitely better. Call…

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Goodbye 2009!

The New Year is always a great time for resolutions. What are you going to do differently in 2010? Topping the list for the largest number of Americans is either diet or exercise. That triggers a…

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Bananas for the Holidays

Bananas - the favorite fruit of Americans - often take a back seat when it comes to the holidays. We think of foods that are red and green, lots of candied this and candied that, meats…

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Money Saving Tips for Buying Organic

Although the price of organic food is slightly more than conventional food…making the effort to buy and eat organic is a healthy and beneficial choice. To help lessen the impact on your wallet, but keep you…

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Fresh, Clean Well Water

We're drilling a new well this week on our farms in Mexico. This may not seem like a project worth mentioning, but in the process of growing organic bananas, it's important to look at the healthiest…

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