All posts in Healthy Eating

  • Winter Fruit to Keep You Healthy

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

    If you’ve ever ordered fruit baskets online – or had a fruit basket sent to you by a loved one – you know that fruit season doesn’t end with summertime. Far from it, in fact – in addition to winter citrus, there’s a wide variety of fruits available in the winter, and they’re all super-important when it comes to keeping away coughs and colds. You probably already know how important vitamin C is when it comes to the immune system, but you may not know why – according to Harvard Health Publishing, vitamin C helps the body produce white blood…

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  • How to Can Fruit

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

    Fresh fruit gifts are popular around the holidays, so there’s a chance you may not have to buy fruit for yourself for a while! Or will you? After all, that fresh fruit gift won’t last forever. If you’re worried you won’t be able to use your gift of fruit before it goes off, there are steps you can take to make it last longer, ways you can use it up – or preserve it so you can enjoy it for a long time to come. Best Fruit Gifts: Preserved Fruit! Maybe more than one person sent you fruit and gift…

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  • What are the Health Benefits of Juicing Fruits/Citrus?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

    You’ve heard it said over and over again – consuming a whole fruit is better for you than drinking its juice. Whole fruits are generally lower in calories, higher in nutrition, and usually more satisfying than their juice. But that doesn’t mean that juicing isn’t beneficial. We can all benefit from getting more fruits and vegetables into our diets (the FDA recommends at least five servings per day), and juicing can be a great way to fit in one or more of our daily doses of fruits and veggies on the go, or take in superfoods that we might not…

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  • Do Plums Ripen Off the Tree?

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

    Apples and pears might be the first fruits to come to mind when you think of autumn, but no fall fruit basket would be complete without fresh, juicy plums! After apples, plums are the world’s most cultivated fruit, and no wonder – plums (like Empress Plums from Hale Groves) are plump, sweet, and a treat when eaten fresh, made into a decadent jelly or jam to spread over your morning toast, baked in a flaky pie or sliced into a late summer salad. If you tend to avoid plums when you go to the grocery story to buy fresh fruit,…

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  • 5 Surprising Ways Peaches Benefit Your Health

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

    We have great news for you…peach season isn’t over yet! While it’s true our famous Sweet Georgia Peaches are now out of season (they’re at their best earlier in the summer), you can still enjoy the amazing flavor of Hale peaches with our longer-seasoned Orchard Fresh Peaches. These sweet and juicy gourmet peaches are amazing when eaten fresh out of hand, grilled, or baked into a pie – but did you know peaches are super-good for you, too? Maybe you did – after all, it’s no secret fruits and veggies are good for us (in fact, the USDA recommends eating…

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  • How to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Gift Ideas Healthy Eating

    You know the old saying, “good help is hard to find?” These days it can be hard to keep, too! Many businesses are short on help these days, so taking the trouble to let your employees know how much you appreciate them will go far towards helping you to keep them – and towards building your reputation as a great place to work. Raises and promotions go far towards recognizing employee value, but good, loyal employees have a right to expect such recognition and regular intervals – much like birthday or Christmas gifts! It’s the smaller, everyday gestures that go…

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  • 5 Uses for Bartlett Pears

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Fruit Facts Gift Ideas Healthy Eating

    Pear season is almost here, and one of the first varieties in line are our bountiful Bartletts! One of the world’s most popular pear varieties, Bartlett Pears are large with the classic pear-shape: rounded bottom half tapering to a small, curved neck. When Bartletts are mature but not yet fully ripe, they are green-skinned with a tart-tasting, crunchy flesh; when fully ripe their skins turn golden, and the flesh becomes sweet and juicy with a buttery texture. While Bartletts are available year-round, fall through winter is their peak season time. Bartlett Pear Facts The Bartlett pear is named Enoch Bartlett,…

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  • Do Mangoes Have a Lot of Sugar? Mango Nutritional Facts!

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

    There’s nothing like the taste of fresh mango! Mangoes are delicious when eaten fresh out of hand on a hot summer’s day and add a tropical zing to smoothies and main dishes – as well as a big nutritional kick. But are they a good choice for those trying to limit their sugar intake? A single mango contains around 45 grams of sugar. That’s a lot, but keep in mind that not all sugars are created equal. Unlike processed sugars like that found in commercially processed foods, natural sugars such as those found in fruits take longer for the body…

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  • Are Tangerines Good for Diabetics?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

    We know fruit is good for us. The USDA recommends that the average adult eat two servings of fruit per day. The American Heart Association takes it further, recommending four to five servings of fruit per day for optimum heart health. And in recent years, health care professionals have espoused the benefits of eating a “colorful” diet – fruits and vegetables high in natural bioactive compounds that make them nutrient-rich as well as brightly colored. But what about people who are diabetic or pre-diabetic? Knowing that fruits are high in natural sugars, are they safe for someone with Type 2…

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  • Are Mixed Nuts Healthy For You?

    By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

    Hale Groves is known for the quality of our fruit – and that includes our nuts and dried fruits! Did you know that nuts are actually fruits? It’s true – nuts are considered to be dry, single-seed fruits with protective husks. No matter how you define them, though, nuts are always a tempting and tasty snack. But are they a healthy one? Are nuts good for you? If you keep an eye on portion sizes and avoid unhealthy additions like salt and sugar, nuts can be a healthy between-meals snack. You need to watch your portion sizes because nuts are…

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