Researchers from Embrapa and the Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo (CEAGESP) will clarify on Wednesday (8), at 15:30, the recommendations for purchases, storage and consumption of fruits and vegetables, pointed out in the booklet developed especially for coping during the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
They are reminders for the consumer to adopt, even in periods of normality, considering that fruits and vegetables are important items of food, good nutrition and strengthen the immune system. However, to avoid losses, you need to plan the purchase and know how to store it at home.
The technical editors of the booklet, Marcos David Ferreira and Maria Fernanda Berlingieri Durigan, researchers from Embrapa Instrumentação, and Fabiane Mendes da Camara, from the Section of the Center for Hortigranjeira Quality (SECQH) of CEAGESP, will be live on the channel youtube.com/embrapa to clarify doubts and answer questions about the subject.
The moderation of the webinar will be the analyst of Embrapa Food and Territories, Gustavo Porpino, Ph.D in marketing and responsible for a research with the support of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) on food waste.
According to this research, the Brazilian family wastes 128.8 kg daily with food. There are several factors that lead to this statistic, but consumption habits in different links of the production chain account for much of the losses. Data from the Food and Agriculture Units Organization of Nations (FAO) show that around one-third of food produced for consumption worldwide is lost or wasted.
"Live chat is an opportunity that consumers will have to ask their questions with experts on the topic. Fruits and vegetables are perishable and seasonal products, so it is important that consumers receive this information to assist them in consumption and conservation, especially at this time of difficulty in accessing food for many", says researcher Marcos David Ferreira.
For Fabiane Mendes, the tips aim to help the consumer, but at the same time promote the entire sector, from production to consumption. "It is certainly a differential and a great gain for the food sector this partnership due to the capacity and technical quality that we have managed to achieve by joining efforts and research," he says.
The food engineer will address seasonality issues, price differences related to variety, classification (size) of the product, tips on how to buy, examples of products of the time, tips for use, freezing, preparation of vegetable broth and subsequent freezing, use of peels, among others.
The booklet "Recommendations for shopping, storage and consumption of fruits and vegetables" is free and is only available in digital format. To access the publication just enter the address https://ainfo.cnptia.embrapa.br/digital/bitstream/item/213469/1/P-Recomendacoes-para-compras-armazenamento-e-consumo-….pdf