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Van Manen: We pioneered the tropicals market; same with coconut water. We bought the first load of coconut water concentrate in the Philippines in 2004, and it took us five years to sell it all.

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What do you do? Gert Van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals

By Maggie Hennessy

In the latest edition of FoodNavigator-USA’s ongoing What do you do? series, we talked with Gert Van Manen, founder of bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals on pioneering the tropicals market in the US and the yet-untapped potential of coconut water concentrate,...

CDC: Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states

Obesity rates exceed 30% in nearly half of US states: CDC

By Maggie Hennessy

The number of adults with obesity in the US remained high last year, with estimates across states ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.1% in both Mississippi and West Virginia, according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control’s Nutrition, Physical...

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

Almond intake may lower heart disease chance in high-risk groups

By Maggie Hennessy

Eating a handful of almonds may help lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in populations with abnormally high fat concentration in the blood (hyperlipidaemia), according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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