Fun Fact Friday | How to Tell If a Melon Is Ripe

… and pick perfectly every time.   Next time you’re at the store, here’s how to tell if a melon is ripe. Hint: You’ll need to tap into all your senses!   Nothing says “summer” like a sweet and juicy melon! (Especially an extra-refreshing watermelon.) That’s why getting home and finding you’ve purchased a lackluster cantaloupe, honeydew[…]

Delicious and Healthy Stone Fruits

Aside from being absolutely delicious, cherries, peaches, and plums have another thing in common: they’re all stone fruits.  Stone fruits, or drupes, are fruits that have a pit or “stone” at the center of their soft, juicy flesh.  They’re highly nutritious and offer an array of health benefits.  Here are 6 delicious and healthy stone[…]

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce Stress

Key Takeaways   Researchers suggest there’s a link between diet and mental wellbeing. Lowering stress is crucial for reducing the risk for chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. When trying to include more produce in your diet, think baby steps rather than overhaul.   People who ate at least 16 ounces of fruits[…]

Fun Fact Friday | Watermelon

What would summer be without juicy, sweet watermelon? Watermelon makes the perfect snack, picnic food or summer dessert. It’s also refreshing in smoothies, fruit pops and sorbets. Have you ever wondered where watermelon came from? How about the old wive’s tale about swallowing watermelon seeds? Read on to learn fun and interesting facts about your[…]

Foolproof Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

Eating the recommended 1 to 3 cups of vegetables each day can be a challenge. In fact, a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found only one in 10 adults meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommendation.   Many people who don’t get enough say they don’t like the taste[…]

Nightshade Vegetables

Find Out What Vegetables are Classified as Nightshade   Nightshade vegetables are making headlines in recent days. With A-list celebrities touting diets nixing nightshade vegetables, the sudden interest in this group of vegetables is causing curious people to investigate them further. So, what are they?   Nightshade vegetables are common foods populating any local grocery[…]