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Posts from the ‘Fruits’ Category

14
Jun

Mavuno Harvest Organic Dried Fruit

The story of Mavuno Harvest began when Phil Hughes served as a Peace Corps volunteer in a tiny village in Kenya. The population was primarily dependent upon agriculture for their livelihood but there was little infrastructure to get many of the products from the farm to the consumer which meant that many farmers sold their crops at below market prices.

Seeing an opportunity for both the farmers and the consumers, trailblazer Hughes created Mavuno (meaning “yield”) Harvest by working with small farming cooperatives to take organically grown fruit, dry it, and package it for the consumer. Read more »

10
Jun

Cabernet Estate Reserve® Tomatoes

Low in calories and rich in fiber, it’s a crisp, healthy pick, as easy to reach for as your favorite glass of wine.

Cabernet is often described as complex, full-bodied with dark fruity flavors which is exactly how a Cabernet Estate Reserve® Tomato can also be described. Never heard of the Cabernet Estate Reserve Tomato®?  Village Farms International – a Canadian company that specializes in greenhouse grown produce – grows Cabernet Estate Reserve® Tomatoes – a beautiful brown cherry tomato that is very complex starting with the color:  a deep wine hue with shades of vine. The texture is semi-crisp and the flavor is deeply earthy with very sweet overtones – which is how a sommelier could also describe a Cabernet. Read more

8
Jun

Organic Figgy Pops

When your snack is this real, freedom is yours.

Made in Nature should win an award for the most original and fun snack name – Figgy Pops – but what they really deserve is an award for is for making one of the best organic unbaked energy balls on the market. Figgy Pops are bite-sized super snacks made with organic fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. If nature made candy, then Figgy Pops would be growing from trees but instead we can thank Made in Nature for combining the best of Mother Nature’s most delicious gifts to make Figgy Pops. Read more »

8
May

Dimples (the fruit, not the adorable result of a smile)

A Dimple is a sweet, easy-to-eat seedless Mandarin orange that is nutritious and delicious. With an easy to peel flesh (the whole orange can be peeled in one piece, a Dimple is a hybrid (the “gold nugget”) of the Mandarin variety with a bright orange bumpy “dimpled” rind which is how the fruit got its name.

It’s not a coincidence the name of this fruit shares its meaning with the adorable result of a smile.  Peel and eat a Dimple and you can’t help but smile, which if you’re lucky enough, will show in those cute dimples! Read more »

31
Mar

The Kiwiberry

The kiwiberry is the ultimate popper.

Kiwiberries arrived in grocery stores this week so grab a half pint container while you can.  If you’ve never heard of a kiwiberry, then you’re not alone.

Relatively new to the US, a kiwiberry is a small green fruit (about the size of a cherry tomato or a large green olive) with a smooth (no fuzz) edible skin and a concentrated very sweet kiwi flavor that will have you popping them in your mouth as fast as you can chew them (which is really fast).  Because of their size, the kiwiberry can be eaten like a grape but the little green fruits can also be cut in half or quartered and added to a fruit salad. Read more »

13
Jan

Blackberries: They Finally Got The Memo

I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, anything with an “eerie” in it.  ~Jordin Sparks

Anyone who tastes a sun-kissed berry picked at the peak of ripeness doesn’t want to settle for that once a year fix (i.e. raspberries in July, blueberries in August, etc) so growers had to figure out a way to give consumers the most popular berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries – throughout the year.

In the early days, berries looked just like their summer counterparts but lacked flavor and sweetness so growers went back to the drawing board and figured out which varieties were not only hearty but flavorful so that berry lovers can enjoy a bowl of fresh berries every month of the year. Read more »

10
Dec

10 Gifts for the Busy Mom

I hear you. Raising kids and running a house keep me busy, too.  I also have this little gig on the side called a full time job.

Finding just the right gift for the busy mom can be a challenge. Most moms usually have three things on their minds –  family, work, and dinner – so the idea is how to make these three super important parts of her life easier and a bit more relaxing.  With that in mind, here are ten gift ideas for the busy mom who doesn’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done: Read more »

5
Nov

FIKA Raspberry

FIKA Raspberry is what most people would describe as “raspberry jam” although the word “jam” is not on the label (which may be because the FDA defines how the words “jam,” “jelly,” “preserves,” and “spread” can be used on labels in the detailed Code of Federal Regulation Title 21).

Made in small batches in Tribeca in New York City, FIKA Raspberry contains exactly three ingredients:  raspberries, sugar, and lemon; and tastes absolutely fruity scrumptious. Read more »

6
Oct

Nature Addicts Fruit Sticks

Fruit Rollups have a special place in our hearts because back in the 1980’s when these sweet, chewy “fruit” treats hit supermarket shelves, there was nothing else like them. The only problem was that most of these “fruity snacks” contained very little fruit and a lot of undesirable ingredients including corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and additives with long names like acetylated monoglycerides (an emulsifier).

Flash forward a few decades and we now have healthier choices made with non-GMO fruit, fruit, and more fruit by Nature Addicts, a company that began in Belgium and whose products are now offered throughout Europe and North America. Read more »

6
Sep

Shiloh Farms Datelet Nut Rolls

Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.       ~Michael Pollan

Craving something sweet without added sugar or sweeteners? Shiloh Farms Datelet Nut Rolls – non-GMO all natural ground Deglet Noor dates rolled in shredded unsweetened coconut and then topped with a single California almond – are the answer.

A trio of flavors and textures that complement each other and make for one delicious snack, Shiloh Farms Datelet Nut Rolls are sweet, chewy, and crunchy which makes them one satisfying treat. No added sugar, flavors, or preservatives; just 3 natural ingredients that your great-great grandmother would recognize: dates, coconut, and almonds. Read more »