Preparing tricky fruit and veg set to get easier for shoppers

They’re currently some of the trendiest but also trickiest foods to prepare without fuss – pomegranate, beetroot, watermelon and fresh coconut.

But now help has arrived from Tesco which has launched the first ever frozen prepared versions that will save shoppers time and hassle in the kitchen.

The new products will also help shoppers cut down on food waste in the home by allowing them to use only what they need and keep the rest in the freezer.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds - but it's never easy getting them out.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds – but it’s never easy getting them out.

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Organic food demand at its strongest for over a decade

Organic foods in Britain are experiencing the strongest growth in customer demand for over a decade.

In the last year alone, Tesco has seen organic sales rise by 15 per cent.

While fruit and vegetables continue to be the most popular choice for shoppers, over the last 12 months the retailer has seen increasing numbers of customers looking to buy organic fish, dairy produce and general grocery items.

Fresh organic produce such as carrots continue to see strong growth.

Fresh organic produce such as carrots continue to see strong growth.

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Excellent quality British cherries this season… and apricots too!

Fantastic news for cherry and apricot fans this season – this year’s British crop is bigger and juicier than last year.

The superb quality is down to a milder winter and wetter spring which has led to fruit being left to grow on trees for a longer length of time, allowing it to become even sweeter than usual.

I recently spoke with Kent grower Sarah Neaves, packhouse manager for one of Tesco’s biggest cherry suppliers, AR Neaves who are based near Sittingbourne, Kent.

Larger, juicier and sweeter British cherries this summer.

Larger, juicier and sweeter British cherries this summer.

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