Posts By: Kristen Ponger

How the Peru Floods Impacted Banana Farmer Partners

By: Mildred Alvarado, Producer Relations, Equal Exchange Bananas The first five months of the year are usually the most difficult for our Peruvian banana farmer partners due to weather difficulties. Problems due to the rainy season are expected. However, what’s happening this year is unusual. We asked Leticia Gutierrez, a producer and the Logistics Coordinator… Read more »

8 Reasons to Love Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit on Earth – for good reasons: They are full of nutrients, delicious, and come in their own handy packaging! At about 100 calories, a medium-size banana boosts 11 minerals, 6 vitamins, and, of course, potassium, an important electrolyte that aids in the optimal functioning and health of… Read more »

5 Reasons to Choose Organic Bananas (vs. Conventional)

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange You may be thinking that the banana peel protects you from pesticides, but there’s more to it. Here are 5 reasons why buying organic matters. 1. Your Health Even though bananas have skin, the pesticides seep into the soil, and are absorbed by the plant. Plus pesticide residue can get… Read more »

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Avocados

Wow, Avocados! Offering significant amounts of over 20 different nutrients, they are rightfully considered a “super food”! For example, a single serving of about 100 grams of Avocado provides 26% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Vitamin K, which regulates blood clotting and helps prevent heart disease. It also has 20% of the RDI… Read more »

The Connection Between Avocados and Butterflies

  Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The demand for avocados in the U.S. is rising at a breakneck pace. In 2015, Americans consumed double the amount of avocados as compared to 2008. While this growing demand for avocados has changed the dynamics of the avocado, produce, retail, and restaurant industries as a whole, the avocado… Read more »