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Issue 32 : September 2012


Looking for the fountain of youth?! Look no further. In this issue you will learn about the amazing health benefits of eating seafood. Join us in celebrating National Seafood Month next month. What's your favorite dish? Let us know on Facebook today!Twitter Youtube Facebook

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October is National Seafood Month
Nutritionist Susan Greeley, MS, RD writes about National Seafood Month
Susan Greeley, MS, RD

The start of autumn may not typically trigger thoughts of seafood, but there's good reason it should -- October is National Seafood Month!

Hot or cold outside, seafood is in.

Why?  In case you don't know or need a reminder, eating seafood as part of your weekly diet has health benefits across the life-cycle. Here are the known compelling reasons for eating seafood: 

1)  Help with healthy brain development of infants and children. 

2) Maintaining good heart and cardiovascular health -- The cholesterol question was answered more than a decade ago, and it appears that not only fish but shellfish, such as shrimp, improves heart health.

3) Weight control -- The combination of lean protein with a lack of saturated and trans-fat but containing good fat is to credit for helping with weight control.

4) Anti-aging -- Omega-3's and antioxidants are at play to prevent memory loss as we age. There is also reason to believe seafood helps us look younger longer and that fish oils may even prevent muscle loss associated with aging.

Scientific studies have attributed most of these health benefits to the "good" omega-3 fats found in seafood, but it goes beyond that. Seafood offers a variety of vitamins and minerals, including selenium, which is one mineral that acts as an antioxidant, helping the body rid itself of damaging free radicals that can age our cells and cause disease, including cancer and heart disease. As for the best anti-aging and anti-cancer seafood, shrimp and salmon are the best choice. The pink color in both comes from a compound called astaxanthin, a carotenid phytochemical (plant nutrient) and antioxidant known for its powerful free radical scavenging effects. Shrimp and salmon get this plant nutrient from eating specific algae that naturally contain it. The benefits are passed to the shrimp and salmon and other seafood that eat the specific pink or red algae, much the same way that salmon get their omega-3 fatty acids from eating krill.

In other words, seafood can help you look and feel great. Read More.

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Want to understand more about the various certifications that we carry? Keep reading! 


Q: What criteria do different standards use in relation to labor issues at the farm level?   

A: BAP, GlobalG.A.P. and ASC have similar requirements in regards to the health and safety of employees as well as general labor issues. All of these standards have the same requirements for employee wages and benefits, and they all verify that each company and their operations comply with the labor laws of the country in which they are located.

These three standards verify, for example, the accessibility to drinking water, bathrooms and showers in good working condition, acceptable living areas, protective clothing and safety equipment for the workers and the existence of first aid kits in the working areas. BAP, GlobalG.A.P. and ASC require adequate training for the personnel in regards to health safety, first aid and hygiene. GlobalG.A.P. is the only standard that requires risk assessments for laborers on the farm. 
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quinoa salad Garlic-Herb Shrimp over Quinoa

Think Ancient Incan Grain! Quinoa originated in Peru during the time of the Inca. This South American inspired dish will take your palate south! Click here for the recipe. 


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Staff Notes
Chris Doane, Customer Service Representative, got married to his sweetheart of 5 years this past Saturday. He is now on his way to enjoy a week in Aruba for his honeymoon. Congratulations Chris!!! 

Dana Zawacki,
Customer Service Representative, celebrates her 6th year with Tropical this month. We're happy to have you on our team even from the sunny state of Florida! Thank you for all your hard work!

Please join us in welcoming Victoria Martinez, Customer Service Representative, to the team! Not only is she new to Tropical, she is new to Vermont. She and her husband moved here from Springfield, MO in search of exciting new career paths and adventure. Prior to working at Tropical Victoria worked for her alma mater, Evangel University, as the assistant director of alumni relations. She is looking forward to getting to know all of you! 
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