Diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition

BIODIVERSITY, AN ITALIAN TREASURE

10/07/2017

  Why does the best basil in the world grow in Prà, in the western part of Genoa? Soil and sunshine certainly have something to do with it, but it’s also a question of wind: the northern Mediterranean breeze that meets that of the Maritime Alps there. The best basil in the world is the result of a series of extraordinary circumstances that combine in an area measuring 18.5 square kilometres, nestled between the districts of Pegli and Voltri. If you take a step back and look at the whole of Italy, you’ll see that Prà is just one of…

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Diet and nutrition, Food trends

HEALTH TRIUMPHS AT MEALTIMES

21/06/2017

  According to the Health/Wellness: food as medicine global survey compiled by Nielsen after studying a sample of 30,000 people from 63 countries, consumers from all over the world are increasingly concerned about how and what they eat and increasingly interested in discovering new healthy foods. Food is seen as a treatment/medicine, and diet is no longer just a nutritional regimen: it is, instead, nothing short of a way of life. Why are consumers increasingly seeking out healthy foods? Nielsen’s survey identified four reasons behind this phenomenon: - The ageing of the world population; - Growing rates of food allergies/intolerance…

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Diet and nutrition, Market

Ethnic Foods and the Halal Trend

23/02/2017 halal food trend

The term “Halal” is becoming increasingly more common in western countries, even if most people are not exactly sure what it means. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition, Market

Consumers love to buy more Ready-To-Eat Foods

21/02/2017 ready to eat food

Restaurants used to assume their competition was with other restaurants, but retailers improved their prepared-food departments are now offer newer, fresher, and more exciting foods.   (more…)

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Diet and nutrition, Logistics and supply

Harvest Time For Italian Tomatoes

10/02/2017 italian tomato harvest

Italy is the largest producer of tomatoes within AMITOM, l’Association Méditerranéenne internationale de la Tomate qui regroupe les organisations professionnelles de transformateurs de tomates du pourtour méditerranéen. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition

5 healthiest dishes that you can eat in an Italian restaurant

03/01/2017 italian healthiets dishes

Often, when people think about Italian restaurants, they imagine deep-fried foods or dishes covered in layers of cheese and cream. It’s also common to link Italian restaurants with idea of over-sized portions and big bread baskets to start off a meal. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition

Wild fish vs. Farmed fish: 5 questions and answers

20/09/2016 farmed fish vs wild fish

Many assume that wild-caught fish must be a lot better because it’s more “natural”, but there’s a lot to consider when we compared wild fish and farmed fish: environmental issues, food safety, sustainability, cost and obviously nutrition values. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition

The properties of Chili Peppers

15/09/2016 chili peppers benefits

Chili peppers are used worldwide in foods for their pungent flavor, aroma and to prolong food spoilage. The different varieties offer a wide range of options for people all over the world. In addition to their use in cuisine, chili peppers have been explored for their antimicrobial and antifungal properties. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition

It’s not a bird, it’s SuperMeat: the animal-free meat

08/09/2016 animal free meat - kosher food

The future of vat-grown, animal-free meat is getting closer — and the discussion of whether it’s kosher is starting in earnest. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition, Market

Vegan food: trend data

25/08/2016 vegan food product and business opportunity

The latest research studies show that veganism is expanding beyond the small group of people who avoid animal products for ethical reasons and now includes a much larger group of consumers looking to eat healthier and cleaner foods. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition

The Mediterranean diet: healthy and tasty

19/07/2016 mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean eating is not so much a single “diet” but more of an eating “pattern” varying based on location and availability of local foods. Mediterranean diet is a way of eating, of course, but it is also a true part of a culture that you can find in a specific geographical area that includes not only Italy, but also Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Northern Africa coast. (more…)

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Diet and nutrition, Market

Palm oil in food products Part 2: palm oil and environment

05/07/2016 palm oil and environmental impact

  In our last article about palm oil, we deepened the link between the oil and the human health. Now, we talk about the impact that the palm oil industry have on the environment. (more…)

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About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

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