Tag: fruit

Fighting Cancer with Citrus


The citrus family has some popular members—orange, lemon, lime, clementines and grapefruit. It also has some members that are no less important but are certainly less popular. These include pomelo, tangelo, tangerine, mandarin, blood orange and bitter orange, plus a whole lot more. Citrus fruits are famous for their vitamin C content. This is impressive …

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Apple Puff Pancake

Fall time brings back many great memories for me. I grew up in a family business. My father was the owner of Country Market, a fruit store just south of Lindsay, in central Ontario, well known for its fresh local produce. I worked there growing up and one of my jobs was to work in …

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Easiest Gazpacho Ever

Gazpacho Soup

I have been to Spain and tasted delicious cold summer gazpacho. At first it felt a little odd to be eating soup cold, but then that was forgotten as I felt really indulgent—I was able to enjoy my favourite summer fruit/vegetable (depending if you are a botanist or a chef)—tomatoes! I don’t know the original …

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What is that Wax on my Produce?

White Wax Build-up on Plum

When researching What is the Best Way to Clean Produce? (click here to read), I found a website selling a fruit cleaning spray. The spokesperson said,  “at least 85% of most commercially grown produce is waxed. There is a plethora of things that are trapped under the surface from dirt to contaminants, microbes, things that you pretty much wouldn’t want to ingest” …

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PLU Numbers on Produce

PLU stands for Price Look Up. These are the codes that the cashier will scan when you check out at the supermarket. The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is a voluntary organization for the fresh produce industry. The IFPS coordinates the use of these standardized PLU codes. Their objective is to support an efficient …

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What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?

Bruise and Mold on Peach

Vegetable washes, vinegar, distilled water, tap water, soap—what is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables? Before I answer that question, I have another one. Why is this topic important for thriving after cancer? It’s important because eating fruits and vegetables are a super important part of a cancer-fighting diet. We hear so much …

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