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CHINESE NEW YEAR: Year of the Dog

February 15, 2018

The Chinese Calendar is a solilunar calendar. It integrates as well the revolution of the Earth around the Sun as the movement of the Moon around the Earth. A month begins at the day of the new moon (invisible Moon) and ends at the day before the next new moon. The full moon is either…

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Asian Fruits and Vegetables

February 9, 2018

What’s “Asian cuisine”? For us, the term refers to the foods from a region that is home to more than half the world’s population. Within this wide swath are cooking traditions from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia), and South Asia (India, Pakistan). Because of the term’s vast geographic mass, ingredients…

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Item of the Week: Cauliflower

February 2, 2018

Cauliflower is often considered one of the healthiest foods on earth- and there is good reason why. With its rich supply of health-promoting phytochemicals, high level of anti-inflammatory compounds, and ability to ward off cancer, heart disease, brain disease, and even weight gain- it seems there isn’t much cauliflower can’t do. Read more.

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February is Potato Lovers Month

January 25, 2018

Whether mashed, baked or roasted, people often consider potatoes as comfort food. It is an important food staple and the number one vegetable crop in the world. Potatoes are available year-round as they are harvested somewhere every month of the year. Read more.

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Item of the Week: Citrus

January 19, 2018

Citrus is one of the most delicious types of food on the planet, but few people realize just how good it is for you as well. With its nutrient dense properties citrus can really pack a lot of nutrition and health benefits into your daily life. Florida is one of the largest citrus producing regions…

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Valentine’s Day: Strawberries and Roses

January 12, 2018

Strawberries are among the most popular berries consumed worldwide. As a wild fruit, strawberries are native to regions of the earth known as “temperate” regions. These regions include most of Europe, Asia, North America, and the lower half of South America, including Chile. Not only do strawberries grow wide throughout these many regions of the…

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Organic Foods: What You Need to Know

January 5, 2018

Organic food sales grew +8.4% in 2016, reaching $43 billion and 5.3% of total US food sales. Organic fruits and vegetables grew at the same rate and are the number one organic food segment at $15.6 billion, 36.3% of organic food sales, and 15% of total produce sales. Read more.

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Preparing for January

December 29, 2017

The month of January is unique in that it is our lowest volume month of the year. Sales are derived from citrus, bananas, potatoes, grapes, strawberries, salads and value-added items.

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Items of the Week: Ginger Root/Turmeric Root

December 21, 2017

Ginger root is the most widely used and available herbal remedy on the planet, with billions of people using it every day as both food and medicine. A tropical perennial growing to a height of two feet, ginger has lance-shaped leaves and bears stalks of white or yellow flowers.

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Item of the Week: Clementines

December 14, 2017

Clementines are succulent fruits with a smooth and shiny appearance. They are generally seedless and a cross hybrid between a sweet orange and mandarin orange.

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