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Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges are a sweet, low acid, variety of navel orange that have a inner red fruit similar to ruby red grapefruit. It is a cross-pollination of a Washington Navel Orange and a Brazilian Bahia Navel Orange. These oranges were discovered in 1976 in Venezuela at the Hacienda da Cara Cara, from which […]

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Apples, Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory Apples

Autumn Glory Apples are a large variety of sweet crisp eating apples. We also like that they have a slight taste of cinnamon with a touch of caramel. We found that these apples were slightly more expensive than other apples at the market, which was probably due to the fact that they are only grown […]

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Granny Smith Apples

Granny Smith Apples

Granny Smith apples are available in most supermarkets; they were originally cultivated in Australia in 1868 and have a bright green skin that is often speckled with faint white lenticels (spots). Granny Smith apples are medium to large in size and have a round shape. They are a firm and juicy apple with thick skin. […]

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Watermelon, Seedless

Watermelon Seedless

Watermelon seedless is an equally delicious vegan treat to the seeded variety, so we usually buy this one. About Seedless Watermelon:  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 […]

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Tangerines

Tangerines

Tangerines are a delicious citrus fruit that we usually find to have a slightly tart taste. About 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 […]

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Red Raspberries, Frozen

Red Raspberries Frozen

Red Raspberries are a delicious and nutritious fruit which we often buy frozen so that they are always on hand to eat whenever we desire. About Frozen Red Raspberries 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 […]

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Raisins, Thompson Seedless

Raisins Thompson Seedless

Raisins Thompson seedless are a staple in our vegan pantry. They are available in both organic and non-organic, but the organic varieties are not available in every store. About Thompson Seedless Raisins These Thompson seedless raisins, like all dried fruit, are high in calories because of the concentrated sugar.  Choose raisins that are not dried […]

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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Prickly pear is a cactus fruit that are found in some supermarkets when they are in season. About 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 […]

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Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

Pummelo, Red (Citrus grandis)

Pummelo are the largest citrus fruit, and if they were not so expensive, we would buy them instead of grapefruit. About Pummelo  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 […]

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a large berry with editable seeds. They are usually only found in our markets in late fall and early winter. About 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 […]

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