Limes

Limes

Limes smaller than lemons, and are oval or round in shape having a diameter of one to two inches with green flesh and skin. They can be either sour or sweet depending on the variety; however, sweet limes are not readily available in the United States. Sour limes, which are depicted here, contain citric acid […]

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Lemons

Lemons

Lemons are a very interesting citrus fruit.  They make an excellent addition to a variety of beverages and add flavor to salads and a wide variety of recipes; but, because of their tartness, they are rarely eaten by themselves.  Choose lemons that are firm and free of damage and mold.  Lemons keep very well in […]

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Kiwi

Kiwi

Kiwifruit, the fruit of a Chinese gooseberry, was first established as a commercial crop in New Zealand in 1966.  Kiwifruit are ovate, slightly tart, with a brownish “fuzzy” skin.  The entire fruit is edible.  Just for fun, we planted the very small seeds in a flowerpot of soil to see what would happen.  The result […]

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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew Melon

The honeydew melon is one of the winter variety of melons, which also include Persian, casaba, and Crenshaw melons.  The honeydew has a smooth rind with green pulp.  Select honeydew melons that are free of blemishes.  When the ends of the melon can be depressed slightly, they are usually ripe.  We have also found that […]

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Grapes, Red

Grapes, Red

There are many varieties of grapes, and without being an expert, it is difficult to distinguish specific species; thus, we have simply classified these grapes as “red”.  We have found that generally the red grapes are sweeter than the green varieties. Select red grapes that are firm and free of any mold.  They are best […]

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Grapes, Globe

Grapes, Globe

 The globe grapes in this full-sized photo are approximately their actual size. Globe grapes are a larger variety of sweet grapes and they contain seeds. Choose globe grapes that are firm and show no signs of wrinkling, soft spots, or mold growth. We could not find any specific nutritional data for globe grapes. See nutritional […]

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Grapes, Concord

Grapes, Concord

Grapes, Concord are a refrigerated vegan pantry ingredient that are small, somewhat tart grapes with seeds, and they are used mostly for eating and making juice, jelly and wine.  Concord grapes are small, somewhat tart grapes with seeds.  They are used mostly for making juice, jelly and wine.  But we enjoy eating them.  In the […]

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Grapefruit

Grapefruit

The traditional way of eating a grapefruit is to cut it in half (across the sections), use a knife to loosen the sections and eat it with a spoon, with or without sweetener.  I enjoy peeling the grapefruit, splitting the sections apart and eating the sections without any sweetener.  Choose grapefruit that are “heavy” and […]

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Fig, Kalamata, dried

Figs, Kalamata, dried

Kalamata figs come from the Southwestern part of Greece.  They are most often found in “wheels” or “trays”.  We suggest that you purchase dried figs without sorbate, as we find it changes the flavor.  Sorbate is used to keep the figs soft and to prevent them from “sugaring”.  We believe that these Kalamata figs are […]

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Allspice, Ground

Allspice, ground

Allspice, ground – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue Allspice, ground is a staple vegan pantry seasoning ingredient, that we use in several recipes including spice cake and cookies. Ground allspice seasoning (also called Pimento) is made by grinding the dried unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica tree, which is also know as Jamaican pepper, […]

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