Monthly Archives: April 2013

Recipe: Guilt-Free Choco-Banana Bread

Guilt-Free Choco-Banana Bread

Forget about all the butter-packed, sugared-up, chocolate chip banana breads in the world and go for this guilt-free recipe. It uses smart swaps like fat-free liquid egg substitute and light butter to lower the fat count. Then it uses whole-wheat flour to boost the fiber.  Add the perfect balance of sweeteners, plenty of mini chocolate chips, lots of banana, and you’ve got one delicious, no-guilt treat. (more…)

Organics Unlimited and Chiquita Brands Ink Agreement

Organics Unlimited Logo

San Diego, CA (April 25, 2013) — Chiquita Brands and Organics Unlimited have formed an agreement to supply organic bananas to the US market under the Chiquita® label. This agreement for Organics Unlimited is an expansion of their distribution in the US with organic bananas from Mexico and Ecuador.

The new partnership includes training in both Mexico and Guatemala to synchronize the systems of each company for the organic banana program. All bananas under this agreement will be sold in the US under the Chiquita Organic label, with an emphasis on quality and packaging to meet or surpass the current standards Chiquita has with its retail customers.

Organics Unlimited will continue to supply the US and Canadian markets with organic bananas under the Organics Unlimited label, GROW label, and Fair Trade label. The company has expanded growing operations in the past five years, increasing the available supply of year round organic bananas, plantains, red bananas and coconuts.

Organics Unlimited is a San Diego-based distributor of organic tropical fruit from Mexico and South America, providing GROW-certified bananas. They are USDA certified organic for the U.S. and Canada through Organic Certifiers. Organics Unlimited offers organic bananas through their traditional label as well as the GROW label and Fair Trade label. For more information on Organics Unlimited and GROW, visit their websites at,, or call 619.710.0658.

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: CQB) is a leading international marketer and distributor of nutritious, high-quality fresh and value-added food products – from energy-rich bananas, blends of convenient green salads and other fruits to healthy snacking products. The company markets its healthy, fresh products under the Chiquita® and Fresh Express® premium brands and other related trademarks. With annual revenues of more than $3 billion, Chiquita employs approximately 20,000 people and has operations in nearly 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit the corporate web site at

Trust in Organic Food Increases

Trust in Organic Food Increases

Nearly all consumers who say they purchase organic products buy organic fruits and vegetables, according to a new survey on U.S. consumer attitudes about organic food.

According to the 2013 U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes and Beliefs Study, released in early April by the Brattleboro, Vt.-based Organic Trade Association, 81% of consumers surveyed said they had purchased organic food products at least sometimes. (more…)