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Two Unique Items are Coming Your Way: Chocolate Peppers and Tree Tomatoes

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Chocolate Peppers from Canada and tree tomatoes from Equador are two unique items coming to America!

by Zing! Healthy Foods

Leamington, ON – As summer approaches and people are entertaining more, why not impress your guests with a healthy dose of chocolate?  Chocolate Bell Peppers that is.  Zing! Healthy Foods has a great line up of specialty peppers, but the most unique is the Chocolate Bell.

“It’s not something you see every day in the produce aisle,” said Jordan Kniaziew, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Zing! Healthy Foods.  “We are trying to turn more people on to this variety to add some Zing! to their meals and snacks.”

Zing! Healthy Foods gourmet Chocolate Bell Peppers are remarkable and sweet.  The flesh inside is crisper and sweeter than a traditional bell pepper.

“Any pepper that looks so different from your classic bell pepper colours should have a unique taste and flavour profile.  This pepper doesn’t disappoint,” adds Jordan.  “The sweet taste and deep colour is ideal for those adventurous foodies who want to impress their guests with something unexpected.”

About Zing! Healthy Foods

Zing! Healthy Foods is brought to you by Orangeline Farms, an award-winning, boutique grower of specialty greenhouse products. The family-oriented business operates year-round in Leamington, Ontario. They are committed to promoting active living and delivering healthy, nutritious produce to our communities.

Tree Tomatoes


Washington, D.C.  – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will allow fresh tree tomatoes from Ecuador into the continental United States.  After careful analysis, APHIS scientists determined that tree tomatoes can be safely imported under a systems approach. 

A systems approach is a series of measures taken by growers, packers, and shippers that, in combination, minimize pest risks prior to importation into the United States.  In this case, the systems approach requires the importation of commercial shipments only, orchard pest control, post-harvest safeguards, registration of orchards and packinghouses, and shipment identification. A phytosanitary certificate must also accompany each shipment stating that it meets these conditions.

This rule will be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, or on July 5, 2018.

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