Grapefruit-a-day trial reveals striking results

12th July 2011 Eating one grapefruit every day for as little as two weeks can noticeably improve appearance and overall vitality, according to a new trial carried out in the UK. The study, commissioned by the South African Citrus Growers Association, asked 65 women to rate aspects of their appearance and overall wellbeing – including…

Seasonal recipes: South African apples and pears

24th May 2011 To celebrate the arrival of South African apples and pears in UK supermarkets, TV chef Sophie Michell has designed a selection of apple and pear inspired summer recipes. Smoked Mackerel, Apple, Potato and Curly Endive Salad “This dish is perfect for a light lunch or as an evening meal during the summertime.…

Summer recipes: South African apples and pears

5th April 2011 Delicious varieties of South African apples and pears are available in supermarkets across the UK during the British summer. Look out for the refreshingly sweet Royal Gala apples and red-blush Forelle pears. TV chef and author Sophie Michell has developed a range of apple and pear recipes– ideal for parties, BBQ’s and…

South African grapefruit recipes

21st April 2011 Chef Sophie Michell has developed a selection of deliciously refreshing recipes – all featuring South African grapefruits. Whether your planning a picnic or hosting a dinner party, these recipes are sure to impress. South African grapefruits are in season from May through to October. Look out for varieties such as Marsh, Rosé…

Latest research identifies taste as more important than price

28th March 2011 New research shows that flavour and taste remain the most important factors to shoppers when buying fruit, and the majority consider fruit quality as a key consideration when they decide where they shop. The quantitative survey was conducted as part of South Africa’s Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit promotional campaign to develop qualitative…

South African grapefruit promotion enters second year

28th March 2011 The South African Citrus Growers Association (CGA) has announced it will join the Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit promotional campaign for the second year. The organisation will promote South African grapefruit in the UK market during May, June and July 2011, following the success of activity that took place last year. The CGA…

It’s Official: Eating Fruit Makes You Sexy

7th January 2011 Eating dark-coloured fruits such as peaches, plums and nectarines makes your skin more attractive to potential partners, according to a new academic study. Researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of St Andrews have found that eating pigmented fruits alters your complexion – which in turn affects boosts the perceived…