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MEKOSTAR

Rau Quả An Toàn Chuẩn Quốc Tế

Rau Quả An Toàn Chuẩn Quốc Tế

New Zealand Onion

Mekostar’s New Zealand onions are grown according to GLOBALG.A.P. standards and imported from New Zealand. New Zealand onions are large and round, with a yellow skin and white flesh. Mekostar’s New Zealand onions are crunchy with a pungent aroma and spicy taste.

Onion is rich in vitamin C, which boosts our immune system, repairs cells and increases iron absorption. 

Cooked onions add a base flavor to any dish making them an  important ingredient for salads, soups, stews, sauces, and stir-fries.  For a sharper, spicy flavor add raw onions.

GLOBALG.A.P.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for agricultural product certification around the world. It is the standard for fruit and vegetable production applied across the EU and around the world.  The GLOBALG.A.P. standard reassures consumers by setting clear rules on farm management. Focal points include, reducing the use of chemical inputs, minimizing detrimental environment impacts of farming operations and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety, as well as animal welfare.  Certification is renewed once per year.

Background:
GLOBALG.A.P. was formerly known as EurepGAP. This organization was launched as a retailers’ initiative rooted in the Euro-Retailer Produce Working Group (EUREP). Its starting point was an effort to develop standards and procedures for the development of Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P) in conventional agriculture, specifically in highlighting the importance of integrated crop management and a responsible approach to worker welfare.

Who is it relevant to?
GLOBALG.A.P. is a pre-farm gate standard, meaning it covers all aspects of growing, from the inputs farmers use (seedlings, fertilizers, feed, etc.) through to harvesting and until the moment the product leaves the farm.  The standard uses 218 control points to ensure that fruit and vegetable production complies with the standard.

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.

Onion

Raw nutrition facts & calories

40 kcal

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g
Mineral
Per Serving
% Daily Value*

Calcium

Iron

Magnesium

Phosphorus

Potassium

Sodium

Zinc

Copper

Manganese

Selenium

23.0 mg

0.2 mg

10.0 mg

29.0 mg

146 mg

4.0 mg

0.2 mg

0

0.1 mg

0.5 mcg

2%

1%

2%

3%

4%

0%

1%

0%

6%

1%

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

7.4 mg

0

0.4 mcg

0

0

0.1 mg

0.1 mg

19.0 mcg

0.1 mg

0%

12%

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

6%

5%

1%

* 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.