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Everything You Want to Know About Pomegranates But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Want to Know About Pomegranates But Were Afraid to Ask

Pomegranate Pomegranates are a historically loved fruit, depicted in Greek mythology and paintings of the Greek goddess, Persephone. Inside this fruit, you will find pomegranate seeds, called arils, encapsulated in a ruby red membrane. The beautiful gemmed arils lend a pop of colour and a lovely crunch to any salad. They can also be juiced…

Papaya Agua Fresca

Papaya Agua Fresca

I don’t like the taste or texture of papayas but know they are good for me.  Water them down and enjoy papayas as a refreshing drink. According to the Canadian Nutrient File, papaya contains a great number of your daily-recommended intake of nutrients, including: 103% of Vitamin C, 17% of folate, 7% of fibre (1.8…

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

This giant citrus fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is thought to have originated in Malaysia, where is continues to grow abundantly. Pomelos are less popular in other parts of the world, primarily because it takes 8 years for the seeds to flower and bear fruit, but they can usually be found in Latin…

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Everything you want to know about blueberries. How to pick and store blueberries. How to prepare blueberries and top tips using blueberries. Learn more at Produce Made Simple

So you think you know bananas?

So you think you know bananas?

Everything You Need To Know About Bananas! Photo from australiantropicalfoods.com Banana Varieties The most common banana variety sold is the Cavendish banana, which are the ones everyone knows the most! Cavendish bananas are yellow, with a slight bend to the fruit, varying from 6-8 inches in length. They are mellow, sweet, and creamy. Continue for…

Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Cantaloupe Gazpacho

It is summer somewhere and cantaloupe gazpacho is so refreshing. Serve chilled. Good any time of year. When it is too hot to cook, your blender to the rescue.     Print Cantaloupe Gazpacho Ingredients 1 medium cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, chopped) 1 small cucumber (peeled, chopped) 2 tbsp. chopped red onion 2 tsp. kosher salt…

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fruity Chicken Salad with a honey balsamic vinaigrette for lunchtime and you can feel your waistband loosening up.  What feels better than that? As they say at Weight Watchers, “nothing tastes as good as thin feels”.   Print Fruity Chicken Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients 1 cup mixed spring greens 1-1/2 tablespoons dried cranberries…

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