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Why Do Fruits Brown?

by admin on August 18, 2016 · 0 comments

Inside the cells of fresh peaches, apples, pears and bananas (and even potatoes) are phenolic compounds and enzymes, like polyphenol oxidase (PPO). When peeled or cut open, the PPO in the cells is exposed to oxygen and it causes a reaction known as enzymatic browning. This reaction converts the plant phenols to a brown pigment … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. If you enjoy grapefruits, Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruits are a brand worth trying. Not only is the color a rich ruby red but the taste is sweeter than most grapefruits on the market. The … Read More

An Ohio State University study found that eating an apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL – bad cholesterol – by 40 %. Tip: Cut fat and calories by substituting applesauce for oil when baking. Fact: Studies show people who eat apples or apple products regularly are more likely to have lower blood pressure and … Read More

Eat a rainbow every day — Fruits and vegetables are nature’s rainbow of nutrients. Instead of worrying about which food has what vitamin or mineral, just pick a colorful variety. Every fruit and vegetable, even a dab of salsa or ketchup on your lunch contributes to your overall nutrient intake daily.   … Read More

These red berries are powerful antioxidants that prevent bacteria from adhering to membranes such as the urinary tract, mouth and stomach where they could promote infection. All forms of cranberries provide health benefits and cooking does not alter the anti-adhesion properties. It is estimated that the anti-adhesion effect begins about 2 hours after eating cranberries … Read More

Pomegranate caution. Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice can interfere with blood pressure medications, antidepressants, AIDS drugs, and some narcotic pain relievers. If you take medication and drink pomegranate juice regularly, check with your doctor or pharmacist. … Read More

 As fruit ripens and changes color, powerful, health promoting antioxidants are formed. Eating sweet, ripe fruit supports your immune system and protects your health. … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Crunch Pak is a leading producer of cleaned, sliced, fresh apples. We highlighted this brand last summer. … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Fruit Bliss is a Brooklyn-based company that offers soft dried fruits for healthy snacking. The flavors – figs, apricots, plums, fruit medley and mini apricots – are preservative free, all natural and slightly rehydrated to give them a soft, moist mouth feel. It is recommended that the package be refrigerated after opening. The higher moisture content could allow mold to form if stored in the kitchen cabinet. … Read More

Sweet and healthy – As fruit ripens and changes color, powerful, health promoting antioxidants are formed. Eating sweet, ripe fruit supports your immune system and protects your health. … Read More