Mini food portions also have huge opportunities home packed office worker lunches
IT’S the lunch box revolution inspiring fruit and vegie producers to find ever smaller and cuter crops to grow.
Long-time SA Produce Market wholesaler Wally Gallarello said the mini-veg trend started with cherry tomatoes and moved on to mini cucumbers about a decade ago.
Now the likes of mini Rockit apples, along with a baby capsicum, are all fighting for attention in the fruit and vegie aisles.
“For the kids, parents buy the little 100g to 150g punnets of tomatoes, cucumbers, and they put them in the lunch boxes for them, it’s perfect,” the owner of Pooraka market-based Fruit For You said.
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