Interesting Facts about Bell Peppers

Consider the bell pepper: loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, it also provides protein and fiber. However, most importantly, bell peppers pack a punch of sweet, fresh flavor guaranteed to liven up any dish while adding few calories. Peppers were cultivated for centuries in South and Central America before their “discovery” by European explorers. Bell

How to Keep Your Produce Fresh

The amount of produce wasted in America is staggering. The National Resources Defense Council reports that up to 40 percent of food in the country is lost or wasted during the journey from “Farm to Fork to Landfill.” Furthermore, the NRDC reports that American households, on average, throw out about a quarter of the food

Should It Be Soft or Firm? A Guide to Choosing Fruit and Veggies at the Supermarket

Growers make great efforts to produce attractive and nutritious fruits and veggies. Modern companies must streamline processes, not only to increase efficiency, but also to increase the overall quality and nutrition of the produce once it reaches market. Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, head of Videxport, one of Sonora, Mexico’s premier produce growers, knows the importance implementing

When Is the Best Time for Grapes?

Respected gourmet, food, and wine magazine Saveur painted a perfect picture of table grapes, poetically describing them thus: “Table grapes are nature’s candy: firm little ovals, they burst with a satisfying crunch as you bite into them, quickly melting away to a soft, juicy pulp.” However, the incredible flavor of grapes reaches superlative levels at