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Is Fresh Edible Fruit Suitable for Diabetics?

Is fruit off limits for individuals with diabetes? Contrary to the misconception that fresh fruit is unfeasible for diabetics, Dr. Maria Collazo-Clavell, a physician of Mayo Clinic reveals how diabetics can include fruit in their daily diet.

By measuring fruit servings based on the amount of carbohydrates, diabetics can enjoy these nutritional snacks in moderation. According to Dr. Collazo Clavell, diabetics should not exceed more than 15 grams of carbohydrates in one serving of fruit.

Harry and David’s Oregold(R) Peaches edible fruit baskets serve as great fruit baskets for diabetics. The organic peaches are available in season July through the beginning of September.

FACTOID: Only fresh or dried fruit is recommended for diabetics. Because canned fruit is laden in sucrose and high levels of carbohydrates, it is not part of a healthy diabetic diet.

Edible fruit

Pineapples make for a healthy and juicy snack for anyone.

According to Dr. Collazo-Clavell diabetics the appropriate serving  size of edible fruit for a diabetic should not exceed 15-grams of carbohydrates.

Here is a short list of fresh fruit:

  • 3/4 cup (124 grams) cubed pineapple
  • 1 peach  (165 grams)
  • 1/2 orange (165 grams)
  • Banana – 1/2 a banana
  • 1/2 cup of cubed mango
  • 1 1/4 cup (190 grams) cubed watermelon
  • 1 1/4 cup (180 grams) whole strawberries
  • 1 apple (110 grams)

Diabetics enjoy an ounce of the following dried fruits (and staying within the 15 to 17 grams of carbohydrates):

  • Dried apricots
  • Dried peaches
  • Dried prunes
  • Dried apples

Edible gift basket tip: When sending an edible fruit basket to an individual diagnosed with diabetes, send a basket of fresh fruit with whole pieces of fruit. Because Edible Arrangements must be consumed within 24-hours, the contents are too high in carbohydrates for a diabetic to consume within the same day. Also, note that chocolate dipped fruit and other toppings  are unsuitable for diabetics, as these toppings are generally laden in sugar.

Which Edible Fruits and Awarenesses to Observe in February?

Beyond Valentine’s Day, February presents awareness for several noteworthy causes. From a few beloved fruits to heart health, observe or celebrate the second month of the year with these.

February Is National Month of …

American Heart Month
Foremost, February is American Heart Health Month. Heart disease continues to dominate America’s mortality rate. The American Heart Association‘s research states that heart attacks assume some 597,000+ lives a year.

edible fruits cherry

February is National Cherry Month.

National Grapefruit
Although National grapefruit month shares the same month of awareness as American Heart Awareness, the softball sized fruit is not recommended for people, who suffer from cardiovascular disease, taking medication for the heart.

Did you know…  The Harvard Medical School Family notes that grapefruits interact with various prescriptions related to heart health. Bottom line: If you’re on a blood pressure medication, a calcium blocker, or statin, check the prescription details for interactions.

February: National Cherry Month
The correlation in February between American Heart Month and cherries is noteworthy. February is also recognized as National Cherry Month. And, several clinical studies,

What to Omit When Sending a Bouquet of Fruit + Valentines Day

Few Americans equate a bouquet of fruit to the love of their life. Yet, for some reason when it comes to gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, there seems to be an abundance of fruit basket gift ideas online. Perhaps, it has something to do with The National Retailer Federation’s report on the most popularized days to send floral arrangements, bouquets of fruit, and other online gift orders. Nonetheless, we compiled a few things NOT to do when sending a fruit bouquet.

Valentine's Day bouquet of fruit

Edible Arrangement’s So Berry Loved 2014 completes the Valentine’s day gift for her or him.

Sending the fruit basket to the wrong address.
Whether one is sending a bouquet of fruit or flowers to several love interests, sending a Valentine’s Day gift to the wrong recipient poses several unwarranted outcomes. Primarily, fruit basket companies do not refund  or attempt to re-fulfill  inaccurate addresses. And for those juggling a variation of a lovers, a Valentine’s Day order can turn into exposure if the gift makes it to an unintended recipient.

Valentines’s Day reigns among Mother’s Day, the Christmas holiday peak seasons for sending a bouquet of  fruit, floral arrangement and other online gift orders.

Avert procrastination.
Although certain fruit bouquet stores such as Edible Arrangements are offering same day delivery, Valentine’s Day is