M&P Engineering returns from Sandy Shore Farms Visit

M&P Engineering returns from Sandy Shore Farms Visit

Earlier this month, Pamela Nugent, Managing Director of M&P Engineering visited Sandy Shore Farms in Canada to catch up with Marc Wall and to see how M&P’s large onion peeling machine was operating. During the visit, Marc showed Pam around his fresh cut...
Why Do Some Onions Taste Bitter?

Why Do Some Onions Taste Bitter?

A food science mystery surrounding onions that has puzzled researchers for many years may have finally been resolved. Onion enthusiasts may sympathise with the unpleasant discovery of a strange bitter taste in their onions from time to time, despite being from the...
Potato Growers Feel the Effect of Last Summers Heatwave

Potato Growers Feel the Effect of Last Summers Heatwave

It has been well documented recently that the summer heatwave of 2018 has had a drastic impact on the quality of crops including onions and fruits. Now, a report investigating the risk of climate change to UK fruit and vegetable farmers has revealed that it is the...
In Demand: Egyptian Onions

In Demand: Egyptian Onions

The season for golden onions in Egypt is well underway and early indications suggest it could be the most successful one yet, with the current demand for Egyptian onions rising to its highest rate in years. As Egyptian onions are typically flatter than those grown in...
Service & Retail Industry See a Rise in Demand for Onions

Service & Retail Industry See a Rise in Demand for Onions

The demand for ready-to-eat produce has grown rapidly in recent times. Their health benefits and greater convenience to consumers has seen their stock rise in many industries. Most notably, fresh cut and ready to eat onions are becoming increasingly popular for sale...
Onions: Four types and how to use them

Onions: Four types and how to use them

As onions vary in shape, size and colour, it can be quite tricky to know which type to use for a particular dish. This is complicated even further considering each type of onion carries a unique flavor and taste that will only compliment certain dishes. So that the...
Tips on how to keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer

Tips on how to keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer

Consumers in the UK discard over 6.7 million tonnes of food each year, with fruit and vegetables accountable for 40% of this figure. The reason being is that fruit and vegetables have short life spans and can go off long before they have a chance to be used. Up to 90%...