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Dates And Raisins

Dates And Raisins

It is completely natural to desire something sweet. A sweet flavor is a signal to the body that there will be an abundance of easily-assimilated energy. With processed sugar, the body has been tricked into feeling satisfied, when in fact, the sweetness is completely deficient in essential vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and enzymes which would […]

The Pear Fruit Is Rich In Dietary Fiber

The Pear Fruit Is Rich In Dietary Fiber

Pears come in many varieties. Years ago, before fresh fruit could always found in stores, and transportation was not so available, people stored fruits in cellars to last them over the winter. Apples and pears were good candidates. The pears for winter storage were selected for their keeping ability more than for their taste. In […]

Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes

The terms cantaloupe and muskmelon are used somewhat interchangeably. What is generally called cantaloupe in the west is really a muskmelon, characterized by a webbed surface. Cantaloupes have a smooth and lumpy skin with deep ridges. Cantaloupes were cultivated in the Nile valley in 2000BC. Cantaloupes have significant amounts of Vitamins A and C, are […]

Kiwi Fruit Came From The Chinese Gooseberry

Kiwi Fruit Came From The Chinese Gooseberry

The Chinese gooseberry is has been cultivated in China for over 3000 years. The fruit grows on a climbing vine, like grapes. The vines grow very large and are supported by a trellis. They are a tropical fruit requiring a long, warm growing season and a very mild winter season to prevent splitting of the […]

Avocado Nutrition

Avocado Nutrition

Avocados are a surprisingly complete food, with fourteen minerals to stimulate growth, including iron and copper for your blood. The sodium and potassium in avocados keeps your body chemically balanced, and their low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit for diabetics or hypoglycemics (choose small slices throughout the day to […]

Pick Strawberries Fresh From Strawberry Fields

Pick Strawberries Fresh From Strawberry Fields

Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit, not only for their flavor, but, also, because they usher it the best time of the year. I live in the northern part of the United States where winters can be long and dreary. It is the end of April as I write this and we have just […]

Grape fruit

Grape fruit

Grapefruit, named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes, is only 300 years old. It is believe to have been produced in Jamaica by the accidental pollination of a fruit called pomelo and an orange. Seeds were brought to The U.S. and Florida launched an industry based on its production. The cultivation […]

Cherries

Cherries

There are two basic varieties of cherries, the sweet cherries and the tart cherries. The sweet cherries are excellent for eating out of hand but the tart cherries are far more popular as they are used jellies, jams, and pie and pastry fillings and other flavoring applications. The best known sweet cherry is the Bing […]

Lemons Are Well Known As The Base For Lemonade

Lemons Are Well Known As The Base For Lemonade

The lemon is relatively young, being first reference in history in the first century AD. There are three types; the rough, the sweet and the acidic which is the kind that we find in the stores. The sweet variety and is known as the Meyer lemon. It has a very nice sweet flavor and it […]

Apricot Fruit Is Rich In Nutrition

Apricot Fruit Is Rich In Nutrition

Apricots are a native of China. California produces 95% of the apricots grown in the United States, producing over 69,000 tons which are harvested in May and June. Apricots are most available as dried fruit. Apricots provide carbohydrates and dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, plus the minerals, calcium and iron. Apricot pit The apricot […]