Inspired by TV chefs, health-conscious German consumers are increasingly choosing fresh herbs to spice up their dishes. An interest in Mediterranean cooking and fresh herbal teas is opening up the market for basil, rosemary, oregano and mint, while chives have long been popular in German cuisine.
In addition to providing information on the German market for fresh herbs in general, this factsheet focuses on 5 specific herbs (see overview below):
The European demand for fresh herbs is increasing. Fresh herbs such as basil, chives and mint thrive with the consumer trend of buying natural and the appreciation of culinary experiences. Opportunities for producers and exporters in developing countries are most prominent during the off season. However, suppliers are expected to maintain excellent product quality and high standard packaging.
Biomass production, yield and chemical composition of peppermint essential oil using different organic fertilizer sources
The mints are grown for the essential oils that they produce in specialized glands on the leaves and stems. This oil is readily recovered by steam distillation of the harvested hay. Peppermint and spearmint oils are widely used to flavor chewing gum, candy, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other oral hygiene products. More than 30% of the mint oil produced in the U.S. is exported to Europe and other countries around the world.
Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Chemical Control Guide for Diseases of Vegetables, Revision No. 21
This publication is a guide to lawful use of sprayable chemicals intended for control of plant diseases affecting vegetables grown in Florida. For each crop, products are listed by FRAC code in alphabetical order to help differentiate products based on their active ingredient(s) and their specific mode of action(s).