HLB Specialties looks to better serve customers as one-stop tropical shop

Publication date: April 8, 2013

With distribution facilities located throughout the United States and multiple offshore sourcing regions, HLB Specialties is able to provide its customers with reliable supplies of tropical produce items throughout the year. Lorenz Hartmann de Barros, director of sales for the Pompano Beach, FL-based importer-distributor of tropical and speciality produce, said that while papayas are the […]

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Sweet papaya a nutritional powerhouse: Fresh Bites

Publication date: April 5, 2013

I met Homero Levy de Barros on a lava-scorched plantation on Hawaii’s Big Island, where we gazed at rows of scrawny trees, green papayas clustered at the top like pendulous breasts shaded by a parasol of splayed palm leaves. I was a papaya newbie then, and de Barros an expert. The Florida-based tropical fruit importer […]

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