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    Mango vs. Peach

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    Summer is coming, and so is stone fruit season! What’s your go-to summer stone fruit? You can find two favorites right here at Pittman & Davis: tropical mangos and fresh Georgia Peaches. How are these fruits similar? And how are they different? Tropical Mangoes & Georgia Peaches: The Similarities Peaches and mangoes have a lot in common: Mangos and peaches are both stone fruits, or drupes. This means they have a “stone” or “pit” in their centers. Stone fruits have a fleshy exterior known as the mesocarp (covered with a skin, or exocarp) that encases a stone or pit (the shell of which…

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    How the Summer Impacts Our Eating Habits

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    Summer is coming, which may be conjuring up childhood memories of popsicles, ice cream cones, and other cool, sweet treats! But take heart – if your sweet tooth insists on finishing the day with something sweet to round out your evening meal, sweet, delicious, healthy fruit – specially, mail order fruit from Pittman & Davis’s seasonal fruit assortment – provides a dessert that’s just as delicious and not nearly so calorie-laden. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, here are some ideas on how you can balance sweet cravings with seasonal summer fruit. Peaches Order Georgia Peaches from Pittman &…

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    Cooking With Vidalia Onions

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    Onions! In terms of looks and calories they may not seem like much, but you’d sure miss them if they were left out of many dishes (even if you’re not overly keen on onions). All onions pack wonderful flavor, but not all onions were created equal. The best onion variety depends on what you’re using it for: raw, baked, sauteed, etc. If you’re looking for an onion variety that’s versatile enough to do it all, sweet Vidalia onions (like Sweet Georgia Onions from Pittman & Davis) are the ones you want. Grown in Georgia, Vidalia Onions are known as America’s…

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  • fruits that promote sleep

    3 Sleep-Promoting Fruits

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    Do you find it harder to fall asleep during the spring and summer months? You’re not alone – between lengthening days with later sunsets, allergies, and dehydration (not to mention the heat and, depending on where you live, humidity), summer nights can prove problematic when it comes to falling asleep quickly and easily. Before you reach for an over-the-counter sleep aid, though, consider trying all-natural remedies first – specifically, changes to your diet. Don’t worry – these changes are easy, delicious, and something you probably already enjoy: fresh fruit! Can Eating Certain Fruits Really Help Improve Sleep? It’s true –…

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    Are Cherries Good for Arthritis?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    There’s a surprising amount of truth in folk medicine. For years, people wrote off the notion that chicken soup is better than other soups for soothing a cold as an old wives’ tale, but studies performed in recent decades have shown that the time-honored chicken recipe does indeed contain anti-inflammatory properties that help people recover from a cold faster. As it happens, there’s another folk remedy that may turn out to be true: premium cherries (like fresh Bing cherries you can find at Pittman & Davis each summer) for arthritis relief! Cherries May Help Arthritis Sufferers For generations, people have…

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    Facts About the Sweet Petit Peach

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information Gift Guidance

    Just as sweet-and-tangy navel oranges makes us think of Christmas stockings and crisp, juicy apples evoke images of fall, so do delicious, melting peaches make us think of summer. If summer had a taste, it would surely be peach, for when else can you enjoy fresh peaches in fresh cream, warm-from-the-oven cobblers, or whole and juicy while sitting in the swing on your front porch? The answer is: right now! It may not be warm enough yet to enjoy them on your porch, but Pittman & Davis Sweet Petit Peaches can bring back that summery feeling before the first day…

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    Can Grapefruit Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals?

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: Fruit Information

    Myth: Eating half a grapefruit for breakfast every morning will cause you to lose weight effortlessly, because grapefruits contain a magical, fat-burning enzyme. Fact: While grapefruit does indeed help you to burn fat (the reason why isn’t conclusive), it’s not going to do the job of letting the weight off for you. But adding fresh grapefruits to your diet is a huge help, because grapefruit is a superfood in so many ways! 3 Reasons Why Grapefruit is Good for Your Waistline Grapefruit is low in calories. Do you love oranges? You’re in good company – the Navel Orange is the…

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  • What are the Sweetest Onions?

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    When it comes to cooking, onions are as integral as eggs or butter. Much like celery, they don’t add much to dishes in terms of nutrition (or calories), but they do add a ton of flavor – so much flavor, in fact, that even those who claim to dislike onions would notice if they weren’t there. This is why onions can be found in every kitchen, from the simplest to the most elaborate. Gourmet onions form the basis of numerous dishes, be they raw, baked, sautéed, boiled, or steamed onions. It would be hard to imagine hundreds of dishes without…

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  • Gold Nugget Tangerines

    Why are Tangerines So Popular?

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    It’s the time of year to buy tangerines from Pittman & Davis! Grown in Florida, Texas, and other states in the United States Sun Belt, tangerines are popular all over the world. They are also grown in other parts of the Americas, Asia, Africa, and in Mediterranean climates. But whether you prefer Florida or Texas Tangerines, anyone who experiences the delicious rush provided by this fruit becomes an instant convert to its cause! Honey-Sweet Tangerines, Sunburst, Gold Nuggets…whatever the variety, you can be sure that tangerines are one of the most popular of citrus fruits! Sweet and tangy tangerines are…

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    5 Fruits for Flawless Skin

    By: Pittman & Davis | On: | Category: DIY Fruit Information

    Want to look younger? Eat fruit! With the way they benefit your skin (not to mention your overall health), fresh fruit (like cherries, or even dried fruit like apricots) is an ideal addition to your daily diet. The essential vitamins and minerals contained in fruits help in the production of collagen, which in turn makes your skin radiant, healthy, and firm. Food nutritionists have discovered that inclusion of specific healthy food items in your diet may help your complexion as they switch off genes responsible for causing inflammation and strengthen your body to build and repair tissues. Packed with healthy…

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