News and Updates

Study: Berries Reduce Heart Attack Risk by 33%

A Harvard School of Public Health study published in the January 2013 issue of
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that three or more
servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may slash a woman’s risk of
heart attack by as much as 33%. Researchers attributed benefits to the berries’ high anthocyanin content, which may help dilate arteries, counter the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

Wyman's Introduces New Products

Wyman's of Maine has added new frozen fruit products to its retail line, including two new 3-lb. family-size offerings: Whole Strawberries and Blueberry, Strawberry and Mango Chunks blend. Another new addition to the Wyman's family of products includes Mango Chunks in the 15 oz. size. These popular frozen fruit products are available in selected stores right now.

Dr. Oz on the high value of frozen fruits and veggies

In the December 3rd, 2012 edition of Time Magazine, Dr. Mehmet Oz made an impassioned argument in favor of frozen produce. Noting that “Some of the tastiest and healthiest food around is also the least expensive,” Dr. Oz urged Americans to head for the supermarket frozen food aisles for fruits and vegetables that are just as healthy as fresh. Watch an interview with Dr. Oz on NBC’s Today, where he talks about his “99% Diet.”

USDA to America: Buy more fruit!

The most recent report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service found that American consumers are falling far behind the USDA Dietary Guidelines when it comes to their purchases of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Shoppers are allocating less of their food dollar to healthy purchases such as fresh or frozen fruits, adding to concerns about the increase in chronic diseases that can be linked in part to diet quality.