Mediterranean Diet In Moderation!

When I get multiple questions regarding a specific fruit, or in this case a diet plan, I like to use it as an opportunity to share with our larger community of customers. This week I thought I would address the onslaught of questions regarding the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean diet refers to the traditional eating patterns of countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, such as coastal parts of Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Libya. These areas tend to consume higher amounts of fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, fish, seafood, and healthy fats like olive oil—and lower amounts of red meat, processed foods, and added sugars. The benefits include reduci

'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky!

As we come to the end of our stone fruit season we thought we'd sweeten the deliver this week with Tiny's Organics - Purple Haze plums. These sweet and delicious beauties are absolutely fantastic. So much so, we had steel some lyrics from Jimi Hendrix! 4 Easy Steps to Help Ripen a Plum: 1. Place the plums in a clean paper bag. Any paper bag will do, but it should be empty of all contents except plums. When plums (and other fruit) ripen, they emit ethylene. Placing them in a paper bag with the top folded over keeps the gas close to the plums, speeding up the ripening process. - An even quicker method is to put a ripe banana in the bag with the plums. The extra ethylene produced by the bana

Halloween Candy Here!!!

Here comes the Halloween candy. Always a tempting time of year, but do yourself a favor and do it in moderation. A few fun-size packs of your favorite candy isn't going to disrupt a healthy lifestyle. But, the influence of Halloween Candy on Americans is so interesting, we thought we would share the Top 5 Most Intriguing: 1. Candy Handout! Of the 68 percent of Americans who plan on participating in Halloween in 2019, 69 percent of those will buy candy. That’s almost 47 percent of the entire U.S. population filling plastic pumpkins and pillowcases with sugary goodness. 2. Most Popular Candy The number one candy in America is Skittles! We purchase an average of 3.3 million pounds of t

Is it a Game Changer?

We have mentioned the movie "The Game Changers" in a couple of our weekly newsletters because it represents what we believe in our "gut". That fruit and vegetables = healthy employees = increased productivity = more revenue. Well, the reviews are in and we thought we would share one from Gary Goldstein. ‘The Game Changers’ makes an athlete-fueled case for a plant-based diet Did you know that the ancient Roman gladiators were mainly vegetarians? It’s one of many myth-busting factoids offered in the vital, deftly assembled documentary “The Game Changers,” which takes a lively look at the merits — athletic, medicinal and even sexual — of plant-based eating. Director Louie Psihoyos (an Oscar-w

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