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Produce 101: Tropical Fruit

Dan talks to us about Produce 101: Tropical Fruit Tropical fruits are an amazing family of produce items.  So what designates a tropical fruit?  The short answer is that they are any fruit that grows in the regions between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, though many varieties have adapted to sub-tropical regions as well. ...

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Produce 101: Banana Guide

Produce 101: Banana Guide Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world, and believe it or not, are actually a berry.  Bananas are grown in over 150 countries, but actually don’t grow on trees.  Fun fact: botanically, bananas are herbaceous plants, not trees. Trees have bark, these don’t. Most common variety...

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Produce 101: Peppers

Produce 101: Peppers — Let’s Start with Chile Peppers Chile peppers have long been used as a flavoring agent in cuisines around the world.  Food anthropologists believe that the cultivation of peppers began in Central Mexico around 6,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest domesticated crops still in production. Peppers were not only...

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Produce 101: Potatoes

Here, Dan talks about potatoes–a vast category. Here’s he goes over the basics you need to know to get started in…Produce 101: Potatoes.  History The potato is one of the most important agricultural crops in the world, ranking 5th. Long revered by ancient cultures in South America, it is believed that potatoes have been cultivated...

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Produce 101: Cruciferous Vegetables

Produce 101: Cruciferous Vegetables

Produce 101: Cruciferous Vegetables Here, Dan talks about cruciferous vegetables–a vast category, also known as Brassica. Here’s the basics you need to know to get started. History Cruciferous, or brassica, vegetables are an amazingly diverse group of vegetables, ranging from stalky items such as broccoli, to leafy greens such as arugula and even root vegetables...

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Produce 101: Asparagus

Produce 101: Asparagus Dan spearheads a discussion on asparagus in this edition of our series, Produce 101. Asparagus History Asparagus is a true harbinger of spring, though these days, it is available year-round. Related to the onion, this member of the lily family has been grown for thousands of years, in fact, we have historical...

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