Monthly Archives: December 2012

Papaya recipes for your skin

With your skin constantly losing its moisture in this season, exfoliating it is a good way to keep it looking great.
Papaya is considered a wonderful wholesome fruit as it meets with some of our most essential vitamins, minerals and protein needs. Both ripe and raw papaya can be used to rejuvenate the skin. Ripe papaya is excellent for exfoliation of the skin and brings about newer looking skin and generally suitsall skin types.

  • Recipe for skin rejuvenation:

1/2 cup ripe papaya pulp

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup of oat flakes.

Run the mixture on your face and neck gently for about 5 minutes. Wash off with milk and water and notice the glow for yourself.

  • Recipe for skin glow:

1/2 cup ripe papaya pulp

4 tsps orange juice

4 tsps carrot juice

1 tsp honey or glycerin.

Mix the above ingredients and apply or massage the pack all over the face and neck.
Regular applications of the above two-treatments can do wonders to the face.


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HLB Specialties moves from one growing season to the next for year-round supplies

IMG_6311Homero Levy De Barros, president and chief executive officer of HLB Specialties LLC in Pompano Beach, FL, told The Produce News that the company is currently importing large and small papayas, mangos and limes.

“The rambutan season just wrapped up and will start again in March or April,” Mr. De Barros said. “We’re also moving avocados from Mexico and Peru.

“Brazilian mangos just finished,” he continued. “From there we move to Ecuador, then comes Peru, followed by Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti and then back to Brazil. We move from one growing region to another to keep supplies coming in on a year-round basis for our customers.”

The company also imports papayas from several countries, not only to provide non-stop supplies but to mitigate any unforeseen weather conditions that could affect a crop.

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HLB Specialties expands offerings

HLB Specialties LLC added mangoes, avocados and rambutan to its lineup all within the past year, intent on repeating a strategy it developed during 20 years of marketing papayas.

For Homero Levy de Barros, president and chief executive officer of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based HLB Specialties, shepherding fruit through the supply chain is comparable to minding someone else’s children.

“My main concern with papayas is to fulfill orders with the quality standards the clients expect,” he said.

“With the other products we are learning how to improve the eating quality, appearance and logistics. We can make a difference by babysitting these for our customers.”

“When we visit a grower, I say I want fruit in this color and so much percentage of brix for a client in a cold region,” Levy de Barros said.

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Papaya volumes on the rise

HLB Specialties LLC, Pompano Beach, Fla., offers formosa papayas out of Guatemala and Mexico, plus the smaller goldens out of Brazil.

“The golden has been tight year round,” said Homero Levy de Barros, president.

“There has been a lot of unexpected rain in Brazil. It will continue to be tight until February. The larger papayas in our Guatemalan and Mexican deals are pretty stable.”

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North America HLB Specialties LLC

3327 NW 55th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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