Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some Fruit Bouquet Companies Quench Consumers Thirst

Every five or so years, entrepreneurs seem to develop adaptable, but lovable  franchise business models. As edible gift baskets continue to boast solid revenues, smoothies and frozen yogurts have been quietly growing popularity in communities across America and among new franchise owners.

Red Mango, a  national self serve frozen yogurt franchise recently announced that it plans to roll out  a distinctive line of lifestyle focused smoothies. Consisting of 22 brand new flavors, the company has

How to Make Mouthwatering Edible Fruit Designs

Not all edible fruit designs resemble a bouquet of flowers. When it comes to making a delectable fresh fruit basket, do it- yourselfers have two levels for making edible fruit design. There’s a simple and an intermediate approach.

Starting with the easiest method to make a beautiful edible fruit design, there are three paramount steps in this how to make a fresh fruit bouquet recipe.

Meticulous fruit selection. Fruit selection tops the list of importance. Pick fruit on the verge of ripeness. The fruit should feel firm to the touch and yield a hint of the fruit’s aroma. Also, note that the tastiest fruit is blemish free, shows no indications of spoilage or insect damage.

Needed items to make the edible fruit designs:

  • Fruit
  • Large knife
  • Short knife
  • A peeler (depending on the fruit)
  • Cutting board
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice, ascorbic acid or sugar syrup
  • A packet of wooden spears
  • Cookie cutter shapes
  • Florist foam
  • A basket or platter
  • Optional (fresh or faux flower)
edible fruit design

How to make edible fruit designs for beginners and intermediate.

Easy Edible Fruit Designs

The easiest approach to make appealing edible fruit designs. entails, cutting, the fruit in shapes to resemble a flower,star. For pineapples, cantaloupe and melon, use a cookie cutter in different shapes to fashion the edible fruit designs into the theme.

Prevent oxidation. Keeping the contents of the fresh fruit bouquet free oxidation is another key point to creating mouthwatering edible fruit designs. Apples, bananas, pears and a few other fruits are predisposed to oxidation. To prevent the browning effect, choose ascorbic acid, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Each element slows oxidative browning.

Prior to assembling edible fruit designs give the carved fruit a quick bath in the aforementioned oxidative elements.

Next, take a platter and arrange the edible fruit designs into an artistic presentation. Remember to cover and refrigerate until time to serve. (Optional fresh fruit flower)

Intermediate Edible Fruit Designs

Spearing fruit to create enticing edible fruit designs is harder than it looks. Because certain fresh fruits are prone to tear, gently work the pieces onto the wooden spears.

Next, set the florist foam into the basket. Then, arrange spears of fresh fruit in the florist foam.

Cover with cellophane and keep refrigerated until giving or serving.

Preparation time for the edible fruit designs varies from 40 minutes to an hour.


Nutritional, Juicy, Edible Facts on the Pineapple

What is the origin of the pineapple? Does the edible fruit have any nutritional value? Review these facts about the beloved fruit of the pineapple.

Rudimentary Facts About the Pineapple

Even though the edible fruit is available all year round, its prime harvesting season starts in March and  ends in June.

Green, brown and yellowing skin forms a rough edged prickly exterior. The pineapple rounds off in the shape of a cylinder.  The edible fruit, crowned by sword like leaves, gives way to a fibrous, yellow  sweet and sour aroma.

Oxford Dictionary says that the low growing, pineapple is a member of the Bromeliaceae.

In comparison to other edible fruit, the pineapple is a beloved ingredient of gift baskets and centerpieces. When carved and presented by Edible Arrangements, the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company the Fruit Flower create stunning

Pineapples make for a healthy and juicy member of an edible fruit basket

Pineapples make for a healthy and juicy member of an edible fruit basket

Edible Fruit History of the Pineapple

Legend has it that the pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality was the inspiration of seafaring captains from the 1400s to the 1500s.  Upon the return from the Caribbean islands, sailors trophied a pineapple, which often symbolized prestige.

Pineapples were first cultivated in