Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bananas Are Perfect For Stress Awareness Month

Bananas are a great solution to lowering stress, and considering a point-of-purchase display option for stress relievers would be a perfect way to convey this message to your customers. Along with bananas, you could cross promote other stress-relieving foods that could complement each other. Asparagus, almonds, nuts, brown rice, green tea, tuna, and red bell peppers some of the healthy choices that are stress reducers.

April is stress awareness month and there is no better food to relieve stress than bananas! When it comes to maintaining your physical health, you must consider your mental health because both go hand-in-hand. Lowering your levels of stress can help improve your immune system, increase your memory, provide you with better sleep, segue into weight-loss, and even bring a more positive outlook on life.

Knowing that bananas have all of these great benefits, your customers who are trying to stay healthy will truly appreciate you looking out for their well-being. Not everyone thinks of these benefits while shopping for groceries, and displaying these kinds of tips will have them putting bananas on the top of their grocery list when they are looking for healthy alternatives.

According to studies, the natural benefits of bananas include the intake of tryptophan (a protein that the body converts into serotonin, which helps you relax and improves your mood). The high-potassium levels in bananas also helps reduce blood pressure and normalize the heartbeat, sending a better flow of oxygen to the brain.

Communicating variations of how food can be used, such as bananas being a great stress reliever, gives customers more of a reason to consider buying them. With so many benefits to bananas, this is the best opportunity to spread the word! 

How do you relieve stress? Let us know on Twitter @OUBananas or on our Facebook page!

Recognize the Importance of Earth Day

At Organics Unlimited, we care about our planet. Our mission has always been to provide a product that is fully sustainable to the Earth ensuring that growing areas maintain a long-term healthy environment. In a world where organic produce buying is on the rise, it is important that your customers know that through purchasing Organics Unlimited bananas they are contributing to a better, healthier planet.

Our produce is closely controlled through the entire growing, harvesting, and distribution process to provide the best quality possible to our customers. Because most of our product is grown and shipped right from our farms in Mexico, which is the closest source of bananas to the U.S., we minimize the carbon footprint of bananas consumed by the U.S.

Through our growing, we are committed to control disease and pest problems through working with nature, not fighting it. This includes the elimination of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. In fact, we are the only certified organic warehouse in San Diego, CA. 

To conserve water, a well was dug that has substituted a previous irrigation canal. This provides less evaporation, and uses the natural ground water as a supplement to rain water, which is sufficient during parts of the year.

These are just a few of the steps we take into consideration when trying to preserve the planet. We want to know what you will be doing for Earth Day, Sunday April 22. Let us know by writing on our Facebook wall or sending us a tweet @OUBananas

Selling Nutritional Benefits of Bananas to Consumers

Who would have thought that something as small and simple as a banana could pack so many nutritional benefits? Giving consumers the hard nutritional facts about bananas could give great insight to what they are putting into their bodies. It could give more of an incentive to buy more frequently.

Bananas are the perfect  snack for those who like to live an active lifestyle. They have a protective shield for anyone on-the-go, looking for a quick and energizing snack before or after working out. Presenting them as such, could hoist sales in the spring months for those who are looking to shed winter pounds. Let’s break it down in figures:

  • Serving Size      =1 medium banana
  • Calories            =110
  • Fat                   =0 g
  • Cholesterol       =0 g
  • Potassium        =400 mg (10% of daily recommended value)
  • Dietary Fiber     =4 g (16% of daily recommended value)
  • Sugar               =14.8 g
  • Protein             =1 g (2% of daily recommended value)
  • Vitamin C         =16% of daily recommended value
  • Vitamin B6       =20% of daily recommended value

Potassium is important for keeping muscles healthy and strong, which makes bananas one of the best foods to fuel an active lifestyle. Potassium helps keep the heart, nervous system, kidneys, and bones in great shape as well.

Bananas also carry trace amounts of tryptophan, which helps create serotonin (a transmitter of chemicals that signals the brain to stay calm and stabilize moods). Vitamin B6 is also necessary to produce hemoglobin, antibodies, and immune response while maintaining proper blood to sugar ratios. 

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