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MEKOSTAR

Rau Quả An Toàn Chuẩn Quốc Tế

Rau Quả An Toàn Chuẩn Quốc Tế

Baby Yellow Potato

Mekostar’s baby yellow potatoes are grown according to VietGAP standard. Baby Yellow Potatoes are smaller than other potatoes, with yellow skin and lighter yellow flesh. Mekostar’s baby yellow potatoes have a slightly sweet flavor and a creamy texture when cooked.

Baby yellow potatoes are rich in vitamins and minerals, especially Potassium.  Potassium helps keep blood pressure at good levels and reduce the risk of stroke.

Mekostar’s baby yellow potatoes do not need to be peeled.  They can be used in salads, soups, stews, and curries. They can be steamed, sautéed or fried.

VIETGAP

VietGAP is a farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices. It is designed to help implement and maintain good agricultural production practices for agricultural and fishery products in Vietnam and is seen as a steppingstone for farmers wishing to export as it is aligned with ASEAN’s common GAP standards for member countries. VietGAP sets out the principles for all process relating to the production of agricultural products to ensure productive technique; food safety; product traceability; protection of environment and health.

Background:
The VietGAP standards published by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, were set up in 2008 to pursue continuous improvement in productions methods to produce clean & safe products, especially fresh fruit and vegetable.

Who is it relevant to?  
VietGAP (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) covers aspects of growing from the inputs farmers use (seedlings, fertilizers, feed, etc.) through to harvesting and until the moment the product leaves the farm. It also covers the process of packing and storing agricultural products, especially fresh fruit and vegetable.

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) is an internationally recognized system for reducing the risk of safety hazards in foods. A HACCP System requires companies to identify and control potential hazards at specific points in all food related processes.  These include any food hazards, whether microbiological, chemical or physical, that could pose a threat to the production of safe food – in simple terms, it involves identifying what could go wrong in a food system and planning how to prevent it.

Background:
In the 1960s, HACCP was first designed in a collaboration between the Pillsbury Corporation and NASA to ensure food safety for the first manned space missions. After several food safety scandals occurred in the 1970s, HACCP was quickly adopted by companies wishing to ensure good manufacturing processes in the production of safe food and has since expanded to all realms of the food industry and beyond.

Who is it relevant to?
Proactive food businesses (manufacturers, processors, distributors, etc.) will apply for HACCP certification to ensure that all possible food safety risks are covered.  In some countries, it is also mandatory or a legal requirement that a food business has a certified HACCP system in place, though this is not the case in Vietnam.

Potato

Raw nutrition facts & calories

77 kcal

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g
Mineral
Per Serving
% Daily Value*

Calcium

Iron

Magnesium

Phosphorus

Potassium

Sodium

Zinc

Copper

Manganese

Selenium

12.0 mg

0.8 mg

23.0 mg

57.0 mg

421 mg

6.0 mg

0.3 mg

0.1 mg

0.2 mg

0.3 mcg

1%

4%

6%

6%

12%

0%

2%

5%

8%

0%

Vitamin
Per Serving
% Daily Value*

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

Vitamin K

Thiamin

Riboflavin

Niacin

Vitamin B6

Folate

Pantothenic Acid

2.0 IU

19.7 mg

0

1.9 mcg

0.1 mg

0

1.1 mg

0.3 mg

16.0 mcg

0.3 mg

0%

33%

0%

2%

5%

2%

5%

15%

4%

3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hydroponic systems​

Hydroponic farming means that crops are grown in nutrient-rich solutions with substrates, rather than soil. When growing in soil, plants use valuable energy developing elaborate root systems to seek out nutrients and water. Hydroponics brings the nutrients directly to the plant – in the right quantity at the right time. This means that plants can focus their energy on growing fruits, resulting in better quality and faster growing rates. Hydroponic farming also reduces the water needed to grow a crop by as much as 80%, so it is good for the consumer and the environment.

Organic farming​

Organic farming relies on natural methods, such as using natural enemies to control pests in a sustainable way. These natural solutions include a combination of beneficial insects, fungi and organic compost that replace agro-chemicals to control diseases and insects that are harmful to plants. So, they are good for the plant, the environment, and you.

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Automatic root watering technology ​

Automatic root watering technology delivers water straight to the root, so plants grown in soil do not need to waste energy searching for moisture but can focus on growth. The root watering systems also allow for nutrients to be delivered directly to the root zone. The system operates more efficiently than conventional fertilizer application since the nutrient delivery and uptake can be carefully measured and controlled, reducing the chance of over- fertilization.

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Variety testing​

The controlled conditions of our greenhouses also allow us to conduct variety testing. In these tests new vegetable varieties can be tested to determine optimum growing conditions and to assess their performance against existing varieties – for example we compare yields, shelf-life and taste. Through these tests we can improve the performance of our farms, while also providing valuable insights to our contract farmers, sharing growing protocols and varieties that bring fresher, tastier food to you.

Insect trap systems ​

Insect trap systems are used to eliminate or prevent pests. On our farms, we apply two insect trap systems, sticky color traps and pheromone traps to optimize pest prevention and increase quality and food safety for our vegetables. Our traps use attractive colors and smells to lure the insects to a glue mixture that traps the insect and prevents it from attacking the plants.

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Bio controls​

Ensuring the quality and food safety of products is a priority on our farms. So we use bio controls, natural solutions, to solve problems related to pests and diseases. These natural solutions include a combination of beneficial insects, fungi and organic soils that can replace chemical pesticides to control diseases and insects that are harmful to plants. Our bio controls are good for the plant, the environment, and you.

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Greenhouses

Greenhouses are one of the most advanced technologies currently applied in high-tech agriculture. The greenhouse is designed to extend the growing season by controlling the environment, whether it be the growing temperature or the amount of water that crops receive. Sensors linked to the roof of our greenhouses help to achieve this by measuring the temperature and humidity conditions and then adjusting the roof panels to allow in more or less air. In addition, because the greenhouse is a closed system, the chance of being affected by pests and diseases is reduced. At the same time the closed system can keep beneficial insects indoors. Reducing unwanted pests and trapping beneficial ones results in healthier plants, which in turn means that less chemicals are needed. In addition, our greenhouse roofs are covered with a special film that helps amplify indoor light and scatter it uniformly so that plants mature at the same time. Moreover, this also prevents harmful UV rays from reaching the plant and stops the formation of condensation, further limiting diseases.