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Fruit

How Did the Most Popular Apples Get Their Names?

Ever wondered how certain apples got their names? Here are the stories behind a few of our favorite apple varieties. There’s a plethora of perfect produce this time of year, and our favorite seasonal...

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Fruit Preserves - lemon, salt, sugar?

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by lisaleira 1 year ago

Hello all! After a medical consultation and feeling ready for the sad challenge, I’m going to try a partial keto genic diet. It’s sad because I love food and the bounties of carbohydrates. Espec...

What fruit is this?

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by MarkNZ 1 year ago

Hi. My friends have this tree at their new house with fruit on it that the birds love. The size is about 1 and half inches across. Any ideas what it could be? I live in New Zealand.

Where to double CalFresh buying power

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by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In California the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is called CalFresh. CalFresh recipients can stretch their buying power by purchasing Califo...

Passion flower/fruit

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by ae31860 2 years ago

I am live in North Carolina, in the southeast of the foothills. I love passion fruit. However, getting it in the store is expensive and it is very hard to find. So, I began to wonder if I could gro...

Frozen Tropical Fruit

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by Timothy468 2 years ago

I have looked online and found nothing (other than ads) when searching for the "best frozen tropical fruits". I recently returned briefly to Hawaii and wondered why we ever left - the fresh fruit i...

New cutting gadget

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by diegomed14 2 years ago

Hello everyone, I am new here, but I was searching for a good home-cooking discussion page and found this one. I wanted to know what are some of your thoughts on this cool new hand-held gadget that...

Winter scurvy

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by fionasit 2 years ago

Seasonal fruit and veg are not available here in the Midwest. Once in awhile I see a lovely color on a vegetable and then I buy it. For the most part frozen veg, limited fruits are consumed. This r...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

Pharmacy to Farm

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Pharmacy to Farm started as a New York City Health Department pilot program in the spring of 2017, funded by the USDA’s Farm Bill. When patients pick up their blood pressure medication at p...

Am I the only one who doesn't eat fruit or a lot of vegetables?

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by pariscatlia 2 years ago

So please tell me I'm not the only one. Now I'm not joking, but the only fruit I eat is raisins and olives. Yes olives are a fruit surprisingly (I've done my research). And pretty much the only veg...

Helping low-income women afford healthier food may have reversed a rise in childhood obesity

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by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . In other words, the policy changes have resulted in physically and mentally healthier children—an outcome that, after all, is central to WIC’s mission. Established as part of the Child Nutr...

July 2018 Dish of the Month: STONE FRUIT CAKES

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by herby 3 years ago

Welcome to July, 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be baking stone fruit cakes. A stone fruit, also called a drupe, is a fruit with a large "stone" inside. The stone is so...

ISO your foodie shopping recs BTW Brantford and Beamsville

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by itryalot 2 years ago

Hi - Will be in that area on a Sunday. Planning to stop in at farmstands...thinking Romagnoli. Stopping at Littlefoot Farms, Roma Pizza to pick up a flat pizza. Looking for your recs for markets,...

Stone Fruit near Boston

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by daveinmd 2 years ago

Hi folks, Peaches and nectarines are some of my favorite fruit, but I've been frustrated by the quality of the peaches and nectarines I've gotten around here. The stuff from California looks good...

Soft lemons - still good for juice?

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by michaeljc70 2 years ago

I have a bunch of lemons that were in the fridge drawer (not sure how long). They are sort of soft if I squeeze them. If this was an orange or another piece of fruit, I'd toss it. I am wondering...

Alphonso mango PSA

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by cavorting 2 years ago

Just to say I got a box of Alphonso mangos at Vik's Chaat for $34. 10-14 mangos, 3-3.5 kg. Waiting for them to ripen! They didn't have kesars despite having prices on the board.

Grenadilla in NYC?

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by awills85 2 years ago

Hi all! I recently went to Peru and fell in love with Grenadilla (similar to passion fruit but sweeter). I'm determined to find a place to buy it in NYC but Google searches aren't helping. Has a...

Dried Lychee nuts?

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by Bob 18 years ago

When I was a kid I used to get dried lychee nuts from the Chinese laundries in NYC. I can't seem to find that out here. I had a Chinese friend who said they probably can't import them for health...

Where can I buy Japanese-grown fruits in Toronto?

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by scherz0 3 years ago

I refer to their melons, strawberries, peaches that are far tastier than regular Canadian supermarkets' varieties (Loblaws, Whole Foods Market): see http://j-fruits.com/en/, and https://press.ikida...