Nuts and Dried Fruits Are Good for Us and Good for the Planet

HOw Nuts and dried fruits can help

In 2015, the UN established a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be achieved by 2030. Food and agriculture can help achieve multiple SDG, especially those related to poverty, nutrition, economic growth and tht environment. Here at NUtfruit we’ve identified the 5 SDGs the nut and dried fruit sector can have an impact on.

Did you know that there are some ways that the nut and dried fruit
industry can have an impact on sustainability

Sustainability Tips

To minimize food waste store nuts out of direct light and heat and always in an airtight glass container.

If you’re someone who likes to buy in bulk or know that you’re not going to use the ingredients straight away, did you know you can keep nuts and dried fruits in the freezer! In fact, dried fruit keeps very well in the freezer and can last up to 12 months when stored properly.

Only buy what you need. 20-50% of the food we buy ends up in landfill.

When you enter stores, or when you contribute in market places, make environmentally-friendly choices that are in favor of our planet.

Read a book on a specific sustainability topic. A greater understanding of its causes will better prepare you to make a difference.

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