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Foodfirst Trade Show

March 2017

It was great to attend the recent Foodfirst Trade Show held at the Auckland Showgrounds.  It was themed "Gold Rush" and was a fantastic event to meet the foodfirst distributors and their customers. Attendees sampled our fare made with Foodies for Food Lovers extra virgin olive and NZ Organic Flaky Salt.

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Food Value Chain Conference

March 2017

Rachael Speedy was invited to speak at this conference held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland. Rachael's presentation was a case study - exporting the NZ brand, a story from NZ Premium Foods.
It was an informative conference held over 2 days which dealt with several topics such as innovation and food trends, food technology and science, exporting, food compliance and safety to name a few.

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Is the food you are buying fake?

Extra virgin olive oil contains a whole host of health benefits including anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties... when it's pure.

But a study by the US Davis Olive Center found that 69 per cent of imported extra-virgin olive oils in California had been cut with cheaper oils, or 'were compromised' in some way, failing to meet high quality standards.  This is also common practise with some Italian and Greek Oils too.

Read the full article here on how to check if your extra virgin olive oil is fake.

 

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Mediterranean diet helps prevent memory loss

Research shows that consuming plenty of fruit and vegetables, olive oil, and even the odd glass of wine could slow shrinking of the brain among people in their 70s.

The study found that for pensioners on the diet, brain shrinkage - which is associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease - was less than half that of others their age.

The benefits are believed to come from the antioxidants in the diet, which is most closely associated with Italy. These are thought to reduce damage in the brain from oxidation, which leads to neural degeneration....

Read the full article here...

 

 

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What seed oils are really doing to your body

Vegetable oils are highly unstable. When they interact with oxygen, they release neurotoxic, DNA mutating chemicals which are known to cause cancer (at least).

Recent improvements in measurement technology have now thrown a spotlight on the quantity of these chemicals released by normal use. And the results are truly terrifying.

Cheap vegetable oil made from seeds (canola, sunflower, corn, safflower, grapeseed, rice bran and soybean oils) is a new addition to the human diet. Unlike animal fats and oils made from fruit (olive, avocado and coconut oils), they're very high in polyunsaturated fats and in particular something called an omega-6 fat.

read the full article here...

 

 

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Daigou Training

March 2017

We showcased our Foodies for Food Lovers Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a large group of Chinese re-sellers. This is all part of the sales support we provide at NZ Premium Foods.  We started with a blind tasting of a variety of olive oils including our own.  This is a great way distinguish between the quality and taste of some of the olive oils currently on the market.  We then demonstrate some recipes - marinades, dressings and an olive oil chocolate mousse - delicious and healthy. We end the session with discussion about the health benefits of olive oil.  

 

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