Strawberries

Come Spring, and strawberries are a welcome reprise from citrus (not that we don't love a good orange!). Paired with champagne or chocolate, this is arguably ...

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Pomegranates

Did you know that grenadine syrup is traditionally crafted by thickening and sweetening pomegranate juice? And that pomegranate juice is used for the natural dyeing of ...

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Cantaloupe

What's interesting about cantaloupe is that what we refer to as "cantaloupe" in this country, actually isn't cantaloupe at all. Named for a castle in Italy, ...

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Prunes

It seems that prunes have some unfavorable connotations associated with wrinkles, the elderly and poor gastrointestinal health. And since these couldn't be further from the truth, ...

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Raisins

The raisin need not be relegated to trail mix. Nope. This wrinkled-up grape has the power to add depth to many a dish, sweet and savory ...

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Pomelos

The pomelo is the patriarch of the citrus family - albeit underappreciated. Sometimes called pummelo, pommelo, shaddock or jabong, pomelos resemble overgrown grapefruits, but are in ...

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Persimmons

We Americans may only have one foot on this fruit's bandwagon, but a little education and we may fully embrace the persimmon, national fruit of Japan. ...

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Oranges

Biting into a sweet, juicy orange - really, nothing can compare. This fruit surprisingly does not take its name owing to its color, but rather from ...

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