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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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  • Why Does Grapefruit Help with Weight Loss?

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

    Folks, grab hold of your serrated grapefruit spoons: there just may be something in that whole “grapefruit diet” thing after all! Researchers there found that the simple act of adding grapefruit or grapefruit juice to one’s diet can indeed result in weight loss. Principal researcher Dr. Ken Fujioka with the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego led a 12-week study during which weight, insulin secretion and other metabolic factors of 100 participants were monitored. On average, those men and women whose only dietary change was to add half a grapefruit or a serving of grapefruit…

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    What Are the Health Benefits of Navel Oranges?

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

    We here at Hale Groves take great pride in our Grove Navel Oranges. Bright, colorful, fragrant and refreshing, these beauties are not only prized for their tangy-sweet taste, they’re nutritional super foods, too! Low in calories and packed with vitamin C, flavonoids, fiber and potassium, Navel Oranges really are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. You probably already know how good they are for boosting your immune system, but did you know that adding more Navel Oranges to your diet can also help protect against heart disease, cancer and diabetes? Navel oranges have even been shown to improve memory…

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  • Are Bartlett Pears Sweet?

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

    Bartlett is also known as Williams’ Pear. The Bartlett Pear comes in two colors, red and green. The green Bartlett pear is the common Bartlett variety we see in grocery stores. Unlike other pear varieties, the Bartlett pear changes colors from green to golden yellow as it ripens. So are Bartlett pears sweet? Yes and they are probably among the highest in the sweet index together with the Comice and Concorde pears. Bartlett Pear Season So when are Barlett pears in season? Although you may find Bartlett pears available year-round, Red and Yellow Bartlett season peaks from fall thru winter.…

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  • Do Bartlett Pears get soft?

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

    Some fruits are harvested before they ripen on the tree. This process is applicable for pears, especially Bartlett Pears, because they become soft and easily bruise when they are ripe. They are harvested as soon as they reach maturity and are then left at room temperature to slowly ripen reach their sweet and succulent perfection. Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears were the variety we got in our lunchboxes when we were kids since they were the most common type of pear sold in grocers, fruit stands, and organic produce markets. They have the classic pear shape and flavor, are juicy, and…

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  • Best Fruit Subscription for Pregnancy

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

    Congratulations! You probably just recently found out that you’re pregnant and ended up on this page searching for healthy and nutritious diet tips for expecting mothers. You may even want to sign up for a monthly fruit subscription, and want to know what fruits are good for both you and your baby. During pregnancy, your body urges you to eat more food. However, in order to support the development of the baby inside you, you need to have a healthy and balanced diet. A balanced diet will help you and your baby stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and minimize risk…

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