fruit facts

  • 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

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    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…

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  • How to Get the Right Texture When Cooking Fruit

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    Did more than one person send fruit to you this year, and you’re not sure what to do with the extras? Did you order fruit with the intention of using some of it for cooking? Whether it’s apples or mangos, fruit that’s cooked is delicious – but if you’ve never…

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  • Why Do Fruits Produce Different Amounts of Seeds?

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    What types of fruit did you receive in your fruit gift this year? Many fruit gift baskets you can order online from Pittman & Davis contain a variety of fruits for you or your loved ones to enjoy. For instance, our Family Gourmet Gift Basket contains (in addition to a…

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  • Health Benefits of Apples

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    What’s high on America’s list of top health concerns? COVID-19 aside, the usual suspects probably won’t be much of a surprise to you: they include cancer, heart disease, diabetes (particularly Type II), dementia and obesity. But it may surprise you to learn that the apple – a common fruit –…

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  • Where are Tangerines Most Popular?

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

    Image by Swamibu via Flickr The tangerine is a popular fruit in a number of locations around the world. From North America to Africa to east Asia, people eat tangerines and include them in a number of culinary applications including traditional entrees and classic dessert items. The most popular spots…

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  • Common Uses for Grapefruit Oil

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    There are many different uses for grapefruit oil, some more common than others. While most people are aware of the properties of grapefruit oil as an immune system booster, it is also a natural diuretic. As more people are looking toward natural remedies for common ailments, it is becoming more…

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  • Taking Care of Texas Oranges

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

    Image by Christine â„¢ via Flickr Oranges are one of world's most temperamental fruits. They grow exceptionally well in warm, humid climates. But when the temperature falls below 20 degrees Celsius, oranges crops are often damaged. This is a particularly important concern in the United States, where oranges are only…

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  • How to Store Texas Grapefruit

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    The proper way to store Texas grapefruit to keep it at the peak of taste largely depends on how quickly you plan to eat or use the fruit. Try to plan ahead, and know how long it will be after purchase before the Texas grapefruit is consumed. If you plan…

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  • When in Texas….Have a Navel Orange

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    It doesn't matter whether you live in Texas or are visiting; take the time to enjoy a navel orange when they are available. In fact, the only time you will not be able to find a local navel orange is from June through August and in December. That doesn't mean…

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