Health Benefits of Papaya

Health Benefits of Papaya

Health Benefits of Papaya Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Although there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer... [More..]

Health Benefits of Oranges

Health Benefits of Oranges

Health Benefits of Oranges Juicy and sweet and renowned for its concentration of vitamin C, oranges make the perfect snack and add a special tang to many recipes; it is no wonder that they are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Oranges are generally available from winter through summer with seasonal variations depending on the variety. Oranges... [More..]

Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes

Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes

Health Benefits of Lemons and Limes Although lemons and limes may not be what you would choose for an afternoon snack, we consider them as powerhouses when we want to bring out the flavor of other foods. While both are available throughout the year, lemons are in the peak of their season around May, June and August while limes are at their peak from... [More..]

Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

Health Benefits of Kiwifruit Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwifruit speckled with tiny black seeds adds a dramatic tropical flair to any fruit salad. California kiwifruit is available November through May, while the New Zealand crop hits the market June through October making fresh kiwis... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Grapes

Health Benefits of Grapes The combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between-meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads. Grapes are small round or oval berries that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. Some contain edible seeds while others are seedless.... [More..]

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Health Benefits of Grapefruit Tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness, grapefruit has a juiciness that rivals that of the ever popular orange and sparkles with many of the same health promoting benefits. Although available throughout the year, they are in season and at their best from winter through early spring. Grapefruits usually range in diameter... [More..]

Benefits of Figs

Health Benefits of Figs

Although dried figs are available throughout the year, there is nothing like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. California figs are available from June through September; some European varieties... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are Our Food of the Week This week we celebrate cranberries as they come into the peak of their season. The appearance of these tart red cousins of blueberries is a sure sign that the holiday season is just around the corner. Cranberries not only add beautiful color and taste to your table, they are also one of the richest sources of health-promoting... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

What’s New and Beneficial About Cantaloupe   Because the flesh of the cantaloupe is often pastel-like in color (compared to the more vibrant color of fruits like oranges), we sometimes forget how important cantaloupe can be as a fruit source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). Researchers have recently measured the carotenoid contents... [More..]

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Health Benefits of Blueberries

Health Benefits of Blueberries In terms of U.S. fruit consumption, blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity of berries. Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Antioxidants are essential to... [More..]