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Watermelon, Seedless

Watermelon, Seedless

 Seedless watermelon, as the name implies, has very few to no seeds.  These seedless watermelons are a delicious and nutritious treat for any breakfast, desserts, or snacks.  The larger ones are generally sweeter, as the sugar content increases with age.  Another indication of older fruit is that they have a yellow under-belly resulting from the […]

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Tangerines

Tangerines

Tangerines have less vitamin C than oranges, but they are a better source of vitamin A.  Choose tangerines that are firm but not dried out.  Some varieties have a loose skin and may feel slightly soft.  They should feel heavy for their size.  See nutritional information below. Previous Fruit: http://veganvenue.org/red-raspberries-frozen/ Next Fruit: http://veganvenue.org/watermelon-seedless/ Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw […]

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Red Raspberries, Frozen

Red Raspberries, Frozen

When we want red raspberries, we usually buy them frozen, since they are available year round and can be found in most supermarkets. Another advantage is that frozen red raspberries can be stored in the freezer for months, so they are always available. We love to add them to cereal and mixed fruit recipes, where […]

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Raisins, Thompson Seedless

Raisins, Thompson Seedless

These Thompson seedless raisins, like all dried fruit, are high in calories because of the concentrated sugar.  Choose raisins that are not dried out or have sugar crystals on them, as do a few of the ones in this picture.  See the nutritional information below. Previous Fruit: http://veganvenue.org/pummelo-red-citrus-grandis/ Next Fruit: http://veganvenue.org/red-raspberries-frozen/ Raisins, seedless Scientific Name: Vitis vinifera NDB […]

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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Prickly pear and Indian fig are common names for cactus fruit (Opuntia stricta), which grows on the Nopal cactus, a southern Florida native. Studded with barbs, the prickly pear fruits are oval and 3 to 4 inches long, with skin colors ranging from reddish to greenish-yellow to orange-tan. The reddish-purple flesh contains hard, edible seeds […]

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Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

 As the scientific name implies, the pummelo is the largest of all citrus fruits.  Unfortunately, it is also sold at an inflated price.  The pummelo is the fruit from which the modern grapefruit was developed, but they are much sweeter than most grapefruits.  When purchasing pummelos, select the heavier solid fruit and avoid the light […]

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a thick-skinned several-celled reddish berry that is about the size of an orange.  It has sweet/tart, juicy edible seeds.  Pomegranates appear to be a seasonal fruit, available as an import in our area only in autumn and winter.  We split them open with a knife and have fun picking out the juicy […]

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Plums, Red Spotted

Plums, Red Spotted

We were unable to identify this specific variety of plums.  These spotted red plums are sweeter than the other red plums and have a small pit like the black plums.  Select firm to just beginning to soften plums, as the softer ones could be damaged.  They ripen easily on the counter-top, and will store for […]

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Plums, Red

Plums, Red

We have not been able to identify the exact variety of the various plums we encounter, as usually they are unidentified or referred to by their color.  The red plum is a medium-sweet plum.  Choose red plums that are firm to just beginning to soften.  Do not select hard or mushy plums.  Red plums will […]

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Plums, Golden

Plums, Golden

We found these golden plums at a farm store in late summer, but haven’t seen them being sold at any supermarkets. While looking for information about golden plums, we found this description: “the early golden is a very succulent and sweet plum while the Mirabelle is smaller European plum. Shiro, a Japanese plum, is moderate […]

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