Category: Fruits

Why You Shouldn’t Wash Produce With Soap During The Coronavirus Crisis

If you’ve been frantically washing your produce in soapy water in hopes of scrubbing away the novel coronavirus, you’re definitely not alone. But food safety experts actually advise against this. Even though soap is a…

Every Single Fruit And Veggie You Should (Definitely) Eat Every Day

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is great advice, since there are serious nutritional benefits to eating apples. But the saying ends before it mentions what else to eat. To learn which other…

New York City Is Giving Out Prescriptions For Free Fruits And Vegetables

About every other patient who walks up to Abid Nadeem’s counter at Dyckman Pharmacy in the Inwood section of Manhattan is picking up prescription medication to treat high blood pressure — losartan, telmisartan, beta blockers…

10 Produce Storage Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Until some of your produce unexpectedly goes bad or just tastes like it, it’s easy to forget about the importance of proper storage. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO),…

Cooked vs. Raw: The Healthiest Way To Eat Fruits And Vegetables

The vast majority of American adults don’t eat enough fruits or veggies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only 12 percent eat enough fruit (between one and a half and two cups…

Exactly How To Wash Your Fruits And Vegetables, According To Experts

The conversations around exactly how to wash your produce are contentious. There are camps that think a rinse in water is enough, while others think the only way to truly clean the dirt, wax and…

The Dirty Secret Behind The Perfect Fruits And Vegetables At Your Grocery Store

Well-presented, shiny and uniformly sized apples, carrots and other fruits and vegetables are what we’ve come to expect in our local grocery store.   But it’s a perfection that does not always reflect the produce…

Pre-Cut Melon Sold In 16 States Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak

A voluntary recall of certain pre-cut melon has been ordered after 93 people became infected with salmonella in nine states, health officials said. Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC on Friday advised the public to throw away…

How Salting A Watermelon Can Drastically Enhance Its Flavor

rez-art via Getty Images Friday marks National Watermelon Day, and in observance of this hallowed commemoration, I can’t help but reflect on how watermelon once made me feel like an outcast. I was 5 years…

Is The Produce At The Farmers Market Local? Turns Out, Not Always.

Chris Barnes If you spend your weekends at the farmers market to stock up on local produce, you could be in for a surprise. Farmers markets have become easier than ever to find. According to…