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Amazing Facts About Cherries

There’s no doubt that cherries are amazing little creatures. Not only do they taste delicious, they are well priced. However, the next time you look at a cherry, you’ll appreciate it a little more because of these amazing facts about cherries. Amazing Facts About Cherries Cherries actually arrived in America around the 1600’s. It’s safe to say that Americans have been enjoying cherries for quite some time. Did you know it takes around 250 cherries just to make a cherry … [Read more...]

How To Pick…Watermelons

Watermelons are a wonderful and versatile fruit. They are great as a refreshing snack on a hot summer’s day, great for adding into your yogurt and also you can bake with them. All that and much more are possible from this wonder fruit. How you tell if a watermelon is ripe or not? This guide will help eliminate the guess work when picking out the perfect watermelon. Facts about Watermelons: * Watermelons are related to cantaloupes, squash and pumpkins and other plants that grow on vines and … [Read more...]

How to Pick Avocados At The Store

How to Pick Avocados At The Store Author: Maddie J. High in fiber, a good source lutein, folic acid, potassium, and rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are as beneficial for the health as they are delicious. Whether mashed to make classic guacamole or sliced for sandwiches and salads, avocados taste best when picked at the height of ripeness. Avocados are typically shipped to stores in an unripe state. Unripe avocados can be bought and stored on the countertop until they … [Read more...]

How To Pick…Mango

Welcome to our weekly series on How To Pick… This week we are bringing you the mango. Mangos grow on trees that are up to 130 feet tall with leaves 6-14 inches long! The fruit itself ranges in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, red or green. Things to know when choosing a mango out of the bunch: - Don’t always focus on the variations of color, but how ripe it is - Squeezing the mango will be a good indicator how ripe it is. A perfect mango should push in slightly when … [Read more...]

How To Pick…Papaya

Welcome to our weekly series on How To Pick... This week we are bringing you papaya.  Papaya is high in Vitamin C,  fiber and a good source of folate.  Papayas are cholesterol and fat-free and contain very little sodium. An average serving size is 1/2 a papaya and has an average of 70 calories. ~   Look for a yellow ring around the stem.  This is important because if it has a yellow ring it will more than likely ripen at room temperature.  If the ring is green however, it will probably never … [Read more...]

How To Pick…Oranges

My family loves fruit and it really doesn't matter what kind. My dilemma, I don't truly know how to pick a lot of fruits. I abide by smell and hollow sound but that doesn't cut it for all fruits. Welcome to our new series How To Pick... Where we will be bringing you a fruit or a vegetable every week and giving you tips on how to pick the right ones. I am starting with oranges because they are my nemesis when it comes to fruit. I know I should be looking for smell but I still manage to … [Read more...]