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  • Ship Grapefruit from Texas

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    Image via Wikipedia The grapefruit industry in America did not begin to bear fruit (pun intended) until 1929. Before that time the grapefruit was nothing more than an exotic novelty that was grown on small farms and orchards in Florida and Texas. But after the discovery of a new variety of grapefruit consumers finally started to take heed of the now popular breakfast fruit. So, how did the grapefruit go from persona non grata in America to one of its leading fruit crops? The story is actually quite interesting. It begins on the tiny island nation of Barbados where the…

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  • Why Buy Grapefruit?

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    Image via Wikipedia Most people know that fruit is healthy. Chock-full of vitamins and minerals, it may just be the perfect food. But which kind of fruit is best? In this article we are going to discuss a relatively new addition to the citrus family of fruits, the grapefruit. Why buy grapefruit? Known primarily as a breakfast fruit, the grapefruit is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Each year, more than five million tons are shipped around the world, half of which come from the United States. How has the grapefruit attained such success in spite of…

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  • John H. Shary and the Texas Grapefruit

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    The grapefruit came to Texas in the late nineteenth century with little fanfare and low expectations. The exotic island fruit had been a flop in Florida, where it was deemed too sour for general consumption. But orchard owners in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas were willing to take a chance on it. They had been growing citrus for generations and had been unable to establish a commercial industry. Farmers put their faith in the grapefruit. The first Texas grapefruit crop was harvested in 1893. Once again, it failed to impress local fruit lovers. People wanted fruit that was…

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  • Put Your Grapefruit Peel To Work

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    Every morning all across America millions of folks dig into a juicy grapefruit for breakfast. They not only know how good a grapefruit taste but they’re probably also aware of all the amazing health benefits they receive from a daily dose of the citrus. Grapefruits are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, calcium and iron. Those are needed to keep your skin glowing, stop a cold from taking old and strengthen your bones. A grapefruit is also full of body building minerals and other nutrients that help lower cholesterol, keep the heart pumping and push away cancer cells. All of that…

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  • The Story of Texas Oranges

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    Image via Wikipedia The orange was brought to Florida in 1565 by a group of Spanish Explorers. It was an instant hit. Over the next few centuries, farmers planted huge crops of the tropical fruit to satisfy local demand. By the early nineteenth century, demand was so high that the commercial orange industry in Florida was born. Years later, the orange made its way to Texas. Desperate for new agricultural crops, farmers in South Texas planted both sweet oranges and grapefruit. The earliest known citrus crop was cultivated in a region known as the Rio Grande Valley in 1882. Sadly,…

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  • Kitchen Classics: The Vidalia Onion

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    The state of Georgia is known for its sweet peaches. Did you know it’s known for sweet onions as well? One of the newest additions to the genus Allium, the Vidalia Onion was discovered in Georgia in 1931. Named for its hometown, sweet Vidalia Onions are one of the most successful agricultural products in the history of the Peach State. A highly versatile vegetable, the Vidalia is an unusually sweet, mild onion that can be enjoyed cooked or raw. It is for this reason that it is a common ingredient in numerous world cuisines. The Vidalia is large, with a…

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    Gift Baskets from Pittman & Davis

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    5 Popular Gift Baskets from Pittman & Davis Need a present that can be delivered in a jiffy to anyone on your gift list? Whether you’re shopping for friends, family members, or business clients, gourmet gift baskets are ideal for almost any occasion. You can send gift baskets to your friends and loved ones to say, “thank you,” “congratulations,” “happy holidays,” and many other occasions! Here at Pittman & Davis, we offer a broad selection of gift baskets online that can be shipped out on a moment’s notice. You can order the following top-selling fruit gifts online right from the…

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  • Grapefruit Diet – Magic Or Myth

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    The “Grapefruit Diet” (also known as the Hollywood Diet and Mayo Diet) has been around since at least the 1930s. The ideal is that something inside a grapefruit – some magical enzyme – can burn fat. The problem of course is that there is no scientific proof that this magical ingredient exists. Yes, people do lose weight when following the grapefruit diet, but they regain it almost immediately after they go off it. That’s because the grapefruit diet (so-called because it includes drinking grapefruit juice at every meal) is what’s known as a Very Low-Calorie diet – that is, a…

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