Category Archives: Fruit Friday

A Fruit Friday Look at the Nutritious, Delicious Plum

February 24, 2017

Plums, apricots, nectarines and peaches all belong to the same family (prunos rosaceae). You can tell that they are related by the stone inside the fruit with a characteristic crease along one side. America is the number two world producer of plums, with the largest number being grown and harvested in the state of California.  Continue Reading »

The Health Benefits of This Week’s Fruit Friday Pick, The Lemon

February 10, 2017

For an intense burst of flavor, it’s hard to beat the lemon. The bright yellow lemon is a powerful source of vitamin C. It can be served savory or sweet but however it’s consumed, it can play an important role in keeping your body healthy and strong.   Lemons are high in vitamin C which  Continue Reading »

The Fruit Friday Spotlight Is on the Watermelon: It Isn’t Just for Summer

February 3, 2017

Watermelon is a delicious, nutritious, natural snack. It’s very popular in summer when many recreational gardeners harvest them. The cool, sweet, watery taste seems just right when the weather is hot and heavy foods don’t hold much appeal. Yet, watermelon is so good for you that you don’t want to limit enjoying it to just  Continue Reading »

Meet The Tart and Tasty Fruit Friday Star: Cherries

January 27, 2017

This week’s Fruit Friday focus is on nutritional goodness while fighting against a number of health risks and more. Please allow us to introduce you to the tart and delicious cherry.   Cherries contain natural melatonin. Melatonin helps your body’s ability to maintain a regular sleep-wake cycle. A single glass of tart cherry juice in  Continue Reading »

This Fruit Friday We Honor the Exotic Coconut

January 20, 2017

People have been enjoying the great taste (and health benefits) of coconut for many years. It’s important to note, however, that the best way to consume coconut, in terms of health benefit, is not in the sweetened and flaked form found in the baking aisle. Raw coconut is where you’ll reap the most benefit from  Continue Reading »

Celebrate Fruit Friday With the Lime

January 6, 2017

We may have early sailors to thank for drawing attention to this Friday’s fruit. They discovered that the vitamin-C-rich lime could ward off the scurvy that was decimating their ranks. We now know that limes offer many health benefits besides prevention of scurvy. Read on to see just how very wonderful these juicy little fruits  Continue Reading »

Shining the Spotlight on the Pear This Fruit Friday

December 30, 2016

One reason fruits are such a nutritious addition to the daily diet is that they are often deliciously packaged containers of natural fiber. This is certainly true of the pear. Most American adults don’t get enough dietary fiber and that fact is linked to a number of health problems. On the other hand, just a  Continue Reading »

Fruit Friday: Perfect Persimmons

December 23, 2016

Welcome to Fruit Friday, where we invite you along for a tour of one of many delicious fruits that help you optimize your wellness and live your best life! Today’s focus is on the persimmon, which probably isn’t the first fruit that comes to your mind, but maybe it should be. Nutritionally Rich Persimmons provide  Continue Reading »

Our Fruit Friday Pick of the Week: Blackberries

December 16, 2016

Like their red-colored cousin, the raspberry, blackberries grow well in the United States but have a history of usage that dates back far in time and to faraway places. Grecians, for example, used the blackberry in treating gout. Ancient Romans believed blackberries possessed antibiotic qualities. Modern medicine affirms myriad health benefits to be gained from  Continue Reading »

Enjoy Added Health Benefits With Our Fruit Friday Star, The Pomegranate

December 9, 2016

Are you looking for a fall or winter seasonal fruit to add to your nutrition plan? Pomegranates are the perfect pick. Here are just a few reasons you should try this fruit out:   It packs a nutrient punch. One cup of pomegranate seeds, the part most often consumed, contains seven grams of fiber, three  Continue Reading »