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6 reasons to eat grapefruit

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

Need a break from holiday food overload? Think grapefruit. Nutrients The table compares a few key nutrients in red and white grapefruit. Protein and fat are negligible; vitamin D, B12 and E are not present. Grapefruit has small amounts of other B vitamins and minerals, 

Cranberry jelly time of year

Cranberry jelly time of year

Thanksgiving dinner can be summed up with three words: Well I exaggerate. Nevertheless these are pretty essential to the traditional dinner. When Native Americans and European settlers celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621, fresh cranberries, cooked pumpkin and squash, and wild turkey were on the 

Pear season

Pear season

What seasonal foods come to mind if I say “autumn”? Apples? Pumpkin? Cranberries? Butternut squash? How about pears? Pears don’t always get as much attention as apples. I can speculate on the reasons: Despite all these issues, ripe pears are worth the effort. They have 

Autumn is for apples

Autumn is for apples

Several years ago I binged on apples. Briefly. I was visiting family in a well-known apple-growing region, in late September. The many local apple varieties were in their prime, particularly Cortlands. There was a large bag of Cortland apples in the refrigerator, so I helped 

Watermelon for hydration variety

Watermelon for hydration variety

Hot weather got you down? Get some watermelon! I know this sounds like a simplistic solution to the potential ill effects of heat. Hot weather calls for extra attention to hydration, but drinking more water all day can get boring. High water foods like melon 

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Kiwifruit to the rescue

Fresh fruit can be so disappointing! In season, and preferable local, fresh fruit is usually wonderful — flavorful and juicy, with a nice texture. Out of season fresh fruit is another matter. It’s bred to withstand long distance shipping and longterm storage. It never gets