Tag: fruit

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe’s, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The recall applies to “certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots” from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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On the Trail of Durian, Southeast Asia’s ‘Crème Brûlée on a Tree’

On the Trail of Durian, Southeast Asia’s ‘Crème Brûlée on a Tree’

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A young couple got hooked on durians after one life-changing bite in 2009. And after two years of tracking the stinky sweet fruit through Southeast Asia, they’ve become experts on durian tourism.

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This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

This GMO Apple Won’t Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit’s Image?

| January 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn’t go brown when you slice it. It’s waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple’s wholesome, all-natural image.

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To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s small producers of tomatoes, grapes and other crops are increasingly taking up dry farming, which involves growing crops without watering them for months. The technique, which obviously saves water, can produce more flavorful crops.

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Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain

Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

People usually don’t worry about hepatitis A in fruit, but an outbreak caused by Turkish pomegranates has sickened 136 people so far. The illnesses highlight how U.S. reliance on imported fruit and vegetables creates novel health risks. New federal regulations in the works are designed to reduce that risk.

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How Circadian Rhythms Give Vegetables A Healthy Boost

How Circadian Rhythms Give Vegetables A Healthy Boost

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A study finds there may be a way to boost some of the beneficial compounds in plants by simulating the light-dark cycle after crops are harvested. Plants use circadian rhythms to help them judge when to turn on their chemical defenses.

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Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot – Summer Recipes

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apricots are the finest of summer’s fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That’s why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.

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Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Salad is not just a food; it’s home to a flourishing community of mostly benign microbes. A new inventory finds surprising differences in the bacteria growing on popular fruits and vegetables.

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In Search of the Chocolate Persimmon

In Search of the Chocolate Persimmon

| November 9, 2012 | 7 Comments

Most of us are familiar with two kinds of persimmon: the apple-sized, crunchy Fuyu and the bulbous Hachiya, best enjoyed when it’s so ripe, it’s gooey. I’m going to go out on a limb here and argue there’s an even BETTER persimmon, the Maru, or chocolate persimmon.

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Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

Cookbook Review: Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard, by Nigel Slater

British food writer and passionate backyard gardener Nigel Slater is back, this time on the joys of homegrown fruit and nuts, with the newly issued American edition of Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard. Recipe for Crisp pork belly, sweet peach salsa included.

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Don’t Dehydrate Fruit in the Clothes Dryer (And Recipe for Chewy Dried Oranges)

Don’t Dehydrate Fruit in the Clothes Dryer (And Recipe for Chewy Dried Oranges)

| January 25, 2012 | 8 Comments

The Newton’s apple (orange?) that struck me with the idea was a perfectly shriveled piece of orange peel found at the bottom of the clean laundry basket. Had I been sitting on (and ignoring) the world’s best food dehydrator next to the washing machine and not taking advantage of its power?

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Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Book Review: Plum Gorgeous, by Romney Steele

Summer fruit season is in full swing, perfect timing for Romney Steele’s new fruit book, Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard. But it is too sweet for its own good?

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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake is perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce

Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce

| December 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

As important as growing and selecting produce is to a healthy diet and life, it’s pretty stunning how few of us really know how to pick the best fruits and vegetables when shopping. Sure, we might have heard about certain items we’re supposed to thump or squeeze, and we know to look out for obvious cosmetic flaws, but too much more beyond that is a big mystery for many.

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