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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First UK grown strawberries of the year to go on sale in February

Lancashire growers have pulled off a coup by getting the first UK grown strawberries of the year on supermarket shelves in February.

It’s believed to be one of the earliest ever arrivals for Britain’s favourite home-grown fruit, having been helped by a mild winter and the recent warmer temperatures.

The first English strawberries will be on sale at selected Tesco stores from today Tuesday (February 28).

Medlar managing director Steve Bell with some of the  first UK strawberries of the season credit:  leeboswellphotography.com

Medlar managing director Steve Bell with some of the first UK strawberries of the season
credit: leeboswellphotography.com

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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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