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Are Valencia Oranges Good for Juicing?

By: | Comments Off on Are Valencia Oranges Good for Juicing? | On: June 10, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Are Hale Groves Valencia Oranges good for juicing? In our opinion (and Hale Groves has specialized in tree-ripened fruit for over 70 years), there are none better! We believe that, not only are Valencia Oranges good for juicing, they are the best oranges for juicing you can get. What is... more

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How to Cut a Peach

By: | Comments Off on How to Cut a Peach | On: June 7, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Georgia Peach season is here! A ripe, juicy peach is one of the joys of summer. Not only can fresh peaches be enjoyed when eaten out of hand, peaches are can be used in both sweet (in cobblers and other baked goods) and savory (in salsas, sides and main dishes)... more

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Are Valencia Oranges Sweet?

By: | Comments Off on Are Valencia Oranges Sweet? | On: June 4, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Summer is upon us, and North American-grown Navel Oranges (which are winter oranges) have pretty much vanished from the market, not to appear again until later in the fall. In there place you’ll now find California Valencia Oranges, a summer-grown variety known for the gorgeous color and sumptuously sweet flavor... more

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Do Cherries Have Vitamin C?

By: | Comments Off on Do Cherries Have Vitamin C? | On: May 27, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Quick – what fruit pops into your mind when we say, “vitamin C?” We’re betting it’s citruses…specifically, oranges. But did you know that cherries are also a great source of vitamin C? Are cherries good for you? You may already know that sweet cherries are delicious – decadently so. But... more

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Are Mangoes Good for Dogs?

By: | Comments Off on Are Mangoes Good for Dogs? | On: May 25, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Summertime is South Florida Mango season, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve never made fresh mango a part of your summer diet, you definitely want to start – over 90% of the people who give this rare-ish, tropical fruit a try instantly fall in love with the flavor,... more

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Where are Bing Cherries Grown?

By: | Comments Off on Where are Bing Cherries Grown? | On: May 20, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Sweet cherry season is almost here, and how sweet it is! Some of the sweetest cherries are Bing Cherries. Bing Cherries are heart-shaped, big and juicy with dark red (almost purple) peels and dark-red flesh interiors (in most cases, the darker the flesh, the sweeter the cherry). But what is... more

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How To Cut A Mango

By: | Comments Off on How To Cut A Mango | On: May 14, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Oohhhh, mango! There’s nothing like the sweet-tart, juicy flesh of fresh mangoes during the spring and summer. This “fruit of queens” is not only incredibly delicious eaten fresh or when used to add a tropical flair to recipes (smoothies, salads and salsas are just a few examples of what are... more

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Is it Safe to Eat the Skin of a Peach?

By: | Comments Off on Is it Safe to Eat the Skin of a Peach? | On: May 11, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Georgia peach season is upon us, and trust us – you don’t want to miss out! But maybe you’ve been wary of eating fresh peaches yourself or giving peaches as gifts because you’ve heard rumors that unpeeled peaches are toxic. Have no fear – not only are peach skins not toxic to... more

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How Many Oranges Are Needed to Make Orange Juice?

By: | Comments Off on How Many Oranges Are Needed to Make Orange Juice? | On: May 10, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Remember that old commercial where the cartoon boy asks the cartoon owl how many licks it takes to get to the chocolate center of a lollipop? In case that was before your time, the answer was “three” – at least, that’s how many licks it took before the owl got impatient... more

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What’s the Difference Between Tangerines and Tangelos?

By: | Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between Tangerines and Tangelos? | On: April 26, 2021 | Category: Fruit Facts

Some of us look forward to the time of year when tangelos are in season with a passion that just may border on fanatical. But who can blame us? With a zesty fragrance and a sweet-and-tangy flavor that bursts over your tastes buds the moment you bite into it, these... more

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