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  • Temple Oranges vs. Orange Juice

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    We all know that fruit is good for us, but few people actually know why. The story of fruit in America goes back several hundred years. Long before there was a state of Florida, locals were planting fruit there. The orange was cultivated along with several other citrus fruit crops, like the grapefruit, the lemon, and the lime. As it turns out, the money was not in fresh fruit. As popular as Florida oranges were, it was their juice that created the modern citrus industry in America. Rather, it was their frozen juice. Frozen concentrated orange juice became popular during…

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  • Clementine Oranges Are Good For More Than Just Eating

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Most people tend to think of Clementine oranges as a small, tasty snack that they can eat when they do not feel like eating an entire orange. Initially created as an accidental hybrid between a mandarin and an orange more than a century ago, clementines are now found in just about every produce aisle in the United States. Their thin skins peel off with ease, and their flesh is sweet and juicy. Because they are so delicious, it is hard to imagine that anyone would want to do anything other than eat clementines. However, clementines have dozens of odd household…

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  • Eat Temple Oranges to Get Ready for Summer

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Summer is on the way and if you want to lose a little weight before summer arrives you should be eating Temple oranges. Changing your eating habits to include fresh fruit instead of high sugar and high fat snacks is one of the easiest ways to lose weight without radically changing your lifestyle. Temple oranges are low in calories and have the nutrients you body needs to be healthy. Temple oranges have around 80 calories per fruit. The average candy bar has about 300 calories, so eating Temple oranges in place of candy bars and other sweet treats is the…

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  • Navel Oranges

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Navel Oranges are one of the most popular and unique citrus fruit. Oranges have many important health benefits to humans and millions drink orange juice daily as a source of vitamin C. Other important nutrients in navel oranges are beta-carotene, which prevents cell damage, calcium for strong bones, magnesium to maintain healthy blood pressure and potassium for cell electrolytes in balance. Navel oranges are high in fiber and can help improve cholesterol ratios in the body, which is important in controlling pre and full blown diabetes. Other nutrients in navel oranges are also known to help prevent some types of…

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  • Where to Find Indian River Fruit

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Sometimes, just sometimes you go to the super market and actually know exactly what you want. You want three pounds of naval oranges for your son’s soccer game, you need 5 lemons for your lemonade, you need a bag of limes for your husband’s card game beers Saturday and of course you want to pick up a plethora of other fruits for the family to enjoy. You already know that you prefer Indian River fruit but nothing at the store is marked according to where the fruits are produced so you ask some of the employees and no one seems…

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  • Recipe Ideas for Fresh Comice Pears

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    You’ve been blessed to receive a gift of Comice Pears! You are enjoying their delicate sweet flavor but have been wondering about others ways of eating your pears. Because of their delicate fragrance, beautiful skin and juicy, velvety flesh, Comice pears are the perfect compliment to many dishes and can be utilized as an appetizer, salad, part of an entree and of course, dessert! Listed below are just a few of the many uses for Comice pears: For a delicious and beautiful appetizer, consider Comice Pear Carpaccio. Place pears on a cutting board, stem side up. Carefully make 1/8 slices…

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  • Florida Citrus Fruits Can Be Enjoyed All Year Long

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Navel oranges are a delicious way to get in nutritional value without sacrificing any taste. Many healthy foods are not very appetizing and it is that lack in flavor that forces so many people to avoid eating healthy even though they are aware they should be. Florida navel oranges are one of the many varieties of citrus fruits that are distributed throughout the world from the sunny southeastern state. One common misconception is that navel oranges are no different than any other type of citrus fruit and that is simply not giving credit to these magnificent citrus gems. Navel oranges…

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  • Five Steps to Ensure High Quality Fruit Arrangements

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    If you want to ensure you always have high quality fruit arrangements, there are several steps you must follow. 1. Learn how to choose fresh ingredients for your fruit arrangements. It may seem like a win-win situation, but the reality is many people have no idea how to choose fresh fruit. They go to the store or produce market and automatically assume if the fruit is on sale to the public it is fresh. This is not always the case, so consumers need to learn to identify what is fresh by look and feel. 2. Be aware of the reputation…

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  • Essential Oil of Navel Oranges

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Americans spend more than ten billion dollars on health and beauty products each year. Most of this massive tab is spent on the body’s largest organ, the skin. Both women and men shop for skincare products that are designed to protect the epidermis from the elements. Do these modern-day nostrums actually work? Well, not if we call them nostrums. But there is some evidence to suggest that certain products for the skin can protect, cleanse, and even strengthen it. Today we will discuss essential fruit oil from navel oranges. Essential fruit oils are one of the hot new trends in…

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  • Sweet and Simple Comice Pear Desserts

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts

    Comice pears, created in the mid-1800s in France, are the sweetest and most aromatic of all the pear varieties. The official name of the Comice is ‘Doyenne du Comice’. Many people are familiar with Anjou, Bartlett and Bosc, but little is known of the Comice. Of the four, the Comice pear makes up only about 1% of the total pear production. It is definitely the gem in the pear family and the perfect choice for a special dessert. One of the most popular ways to prepare pears for dessert is to poach them. Comice pears are very delicate and care…

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