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Jamaica Moves to Eliminate Trans Fats from Local Food Products

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has begun work towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids from its local food supply as part of efforts by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases which remain prevalent across the island.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie (JIS Photo)

Studies in Cuba of Pineapple Cultivation Leads to Promising Results

HAVANA, Cuba – Officials within Cuba’s agriculture industry have stated that studies being carried out on plantations in central Cuba with certain varieties of pineapple, known as the Champaka-153, Perola, Española Roja and MD-2 varieties, have shown encouraging results in terms of their production, resistance to diseases and fruit weight.

Photo courtesy of Cuba's Ministry of Agriculture

Trinidadians to Pay More for Flour Starting This Week

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago consumers are from Wednesday faced with a 28 percent increase in the suggested retail price for flour after the state-owned National Flour Mills Limited (NFM) announced a 33 percent hike in the whole sale price of the commodity.

National Flour Mill (File Photo)

Cornmeal a La Caribbean

NEW YORK, NY - Who does not love Cornmeal, the secret super food?  Cornmeal, like rice, is the ubiquitous staple that is found in pantries and kitchen cupboards not only in the Caribbean but all over The Americas and Europe.

Taste of the Caribbean Islands Returns to Miramar

MIRAMAR, FL - The City of Miramar will celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month in June with its new and improved signature event, Taste of the Caribbean Islands. This year’s event will feature a Book & Art Fair, Culinary Demos, Food Fest, and a Live Concert at Miramar’s Vizcaya Park located at 14200 SW 55th St. Miramar, FL 33027 on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Experience the Flavors of Caribbean Food, Live Music, Art, and Books. (Photo credit: Jamaicans.com)

Antigua Considers Proposal to Reduce Multi-Million Dollar Meat Import Bill

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The Antigua and Barbuda is considering a proposal to construct an abattoir capable of butchering a minimum of 14,000 chickens daily as the island seeks to improve the production of poultry meat given that it spends millions of dollars (One EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) annually in importing meat products.

Porridge is a Staple Meal in Any Caribbean Household

NEW YORK, NY - Porridge is a specialty in the Caribbean. It is a dish made by boiling ground, crushed, or chopped starchy plants or grains in water and/or milk, with various flavorings plus sugar, honey or sweet condensed milk. It is usually served hot in a bowl.

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