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    The 6 Best Fruits for a Diabetes Diet

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    Do you have a loved one with diabetes to whom you’d like to send a gift for Easter, Mother’s Day, or another holiday? Buying food gifts for someone with diabetes can be a little tricky, but the good news is that many fruit baskets make great, attractive gifts for diabetics. Not only that, but the right fruits consumed in reasonable portions can also actually help regulate blood sugar, satisfy cravings for less healthy sweet things, and provide essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that everyone needs to stay healthy – including diabetics. Here’s half a dozen of Pittman & Davis’s…

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    Fruit Baskets Get You Noticed

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    Fruit! Most everyone loves it, most everyone can eat it regardless of food restrictions, and most everyone buys it regularly. That’s why, if you’re struggling to come up with an amazing gift and have no idea what to get, a gift fruit basket will definitely stand out! Different Types of Gift Fruit Baskets Fruit baskets are always great gifts, but gift baskets containing fruit plus other gourmet treats can go even further to make your gift stand out. You can order fruit baskets for a variety of occasions – anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day – but the holidays are a great…

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  • 5 Tips for Throwing a Great Office Party

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    The past couple of years have been doozies, and now more than ever we need reasons to celebrate! If you want to reward your staff for their loyalty and a job well done in good times and bad, a fun party is a great way to blow off some steam. And the good news is that, even if the budget is a bit lean this year, you can still throw a great party. Here are some tips for treating your team to a fun time: 1. Decide on a good time to have your party. Think outside the box when…

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  • Where are Navel Oranges Grown in Texas?

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    If you’re in the mood for an orange, the sweet, seedless, easy-to-peel Navel Orange is always a classic. Perfect for eating out of hand and not too drippy, this tangy-sweet snack sections up beautifully and also works in many recipes. No wonder sweet Navel Oranges are world’s most popular orange variety! How did Navel Oranges get their name? Since Navel Oranges are seedless, they must be grown through grafting. All navel orange trees are genetically identical clones of the original fruit discovered on the grounds of a Brazilian monastery in 1820, where the first fruits spontaneously appeared on a seeded…

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  • Storage and Ways to Eat Grapefruit

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    It happens – you buy some lovely looking fruit (maybe on an impulse), eat one or two servings, and then forget about it. Maybe the bag got pushed to the back of the crisper – regardless, you finally remember, go looking, and find a back of moldy, uneatable fruit. And you’re annoyed with yourself, both for wasting money and wasting food. You may even decide to skip buying fresh fruit because of this. Grapefruit is delicious, refreshing, and packed with nutrients, so don’t cut it out of your diet just because you don’t know how to store (or use) it! By storing…

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  • Fruit Varieties Available in Spring

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    There’s one school of thought that contends that the fruit that is healthiest for you is the fruit that’s in season at the time you eat it. Certainly, the most delicious fruit you eat is almost certainly going to be the fruit that’s in season at the time you eat it! Citrus fruits begin to come into season in November and (depending on the variety) continue until June. Vibrant citrus fruits come into their peak season in North America during the winter months, bringing a much-needed surge of springtime into both our diets and our spirits. Some fruit varieties (like…

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  • Why do Navel Oranges have navels?

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    Fresh naval oranges are a terrific snack. They are, easy to peel, easy to section, and seedless. They have a refreshing flavor, are juicy, and are filled with vitamins that make them a healthful snacking choice. The Navel in the Navel The navel orange can be easily distinguished from other oranges by the small bellybutton-like appendage at the apex of the fruit where it was cut the tree during the time of harvest. According to orange historian Vince Moses who lived in Riverside, CA, the cute little sections you can find hiding and tucked in the center when you cut…

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  • Best Pairings of Navel Oranges and Ruby Red Grapefruit

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    Citrus fruits have always graced our tables and countertops at home and even in business settings. It is not just because of their appetizing vivid colors and appealing citrus aroma, but also because they are tasty, refreshing and utterly nutritious and healthy. But did you know that aside from the fine qualities I have mentioned above, citrus has another fascinating feature you don’t usually see in other fruits: they are prone to mutations and some of the hybrids they have created are truly wonderful! Parents and Hybrids Citrus is as ancient as 7 million years old. This long history of…

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  • Are tangelos good for you?

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    Generally speaking, all fruits are good for you; it is just that some fruits taste better, are juicier and have more nutritional benefits than others. Use honeybell tangelos as an example. Honeybells are premium citrus fruit that are well-known for their intensely sweet taste and super juicy and flavorful flesh. What are Tangelos? Tangelos are citrus fruit hybrid of citrus reticulata, tangerine or mandarin, and citrus maxima or pomelo. The portmanteau name tangelo was created from tangerine and pomelo. Regular oranges may be similar to tangelos but you can easily distinguish tangelos by their elongated or protruding neck that is…

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  • Are tangelos good for you?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Uncategorized

    Generally speaking, all fruits are good for you; it is just that some fruits taste better, are juicier and have more nutritional benefits than others. Use honeybell tangelos as an example. Honeybells are premium citrus fruit that are well-known for their intensely sweet taste and super juicy and flavorful flesh. What are Tangelos? Tangelos are citrus fruit hybrid of citrus reticulata, tangerine or mandarin, and citrus maxima or pomelo. The portmanteau name tangelo was created from tangerine and pomelo. Regular oranges may be similar to tangelos but you can easily distinguish tangelos by their elongated or protruding neck that is…

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