Monthly Archives: February 2014

March: National Nutrition Month

Should You Add More Fresh Fruit to Your Diet?

March is National Nutritional Month. And whether one opts to send a nutritious edible fruit basket or adapt new eating habits, add these nutritional facts to your food basket. 

Which foods don’t fit the nutritional composite?
Food preparation plays a leading role in nutritional sustenance. Salt laden, deep fried foods, prepared using trans fat foods that should be limited in any diet.

For additional details about National Nutrition Month, please visit www.eatright.org/.

Which foods pack the greatest nutritional value? Organic raw vegetables and fruit pack the greatest sources of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.

What to look for in fruit?
Fruits loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Blackberries, strawberries, goji berries, raspberries, cherries are laden with antioxidants.

What are the best nutritional characteristics of vegetables?
Vegetables contain different vitamins and minerals just like fruit. In terms of nutritional value, vegetables follow the same rule of thumb that fruit does: vivid colors are generally richer in antioxidants. Among vegetables leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach and broccoli present an abundance of vitamins and nutrients.

Are nuts really nutritious?
Nuts are loaded with nutrients and are also high in fat. Therefore, nuts should be consumed in moderation. A study at Purdue University found that the best nutritional value is derived from nuts when they are pureed. (Walnuts, almonds and sunflowers.)

Best preparation: Fruits and vegetable offer the best nutritional value when consumed raw. Tarts, fruit salads (optional sprinkled with pine nuts or almonds) and fruit served with yogurt represent three simple alternatives for incorporating fruit. (That’s why fruit baskets make for an ideal dinner gift). 

Edible Fruit Nutritional Facts on Bananas

What is the nutritional value of the banana? What climates are ripe for cultivating bananas? Are bananas healthy for children?

Banana cultivation

  • Sources at Purdue University Horticulture department say that the banana is a species of the the Musa plant family (also referred to as the family Musaceae).
  • According to Wikipedia, five countries account for the greatest banana production. These include Brazil, China,India, Ecuador and the Philippines.
  • Although bananas can be cultivated in most soils, the fruit is intolerant of sodium rich soil. Some banana growers conduct extreme irrigations to filter salt from sodium.
edible fruit banana

The edible fruit, the banana prefers tropical and humid climates

  • Nevertheless, the fruit thrives best in rich, well-drained soil, preferably soil with a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5.
  • Bananas are native to extremely warm climate; in particular tropical regions where the climate never freezes.
  • Ten to 15 months is the standard span it takes for a banana to produce a flower stalk.  Since the soil conditions in California are not conducive in Southern California, many of the state’s agriculturists belong to California Rare Fruit Growers Association.

 

 

Banana Nutrition

  • One-hundred and ten is the average caloric value for a medium sized banana.
  • Bananas comprise rich sources of potassium and fiber.
  • There are 450 milligrams of potassium in bananas, and 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.
  • Organic pureed bananas are a nourishing food to serve infants opposed to canned baby food which often contains unnatural additives. In fact the American Academy of Pediatrics deems Bananas to be a safe an pure enough for a baby’s first solid food.

How often do you eat bananas? What is types of edible fruit do you enjoy in a fruit basket?

Edible Fruit Company Dubs Many Monikers

What do DippedFruit.com, Edible.com and FruitDesigns.com have in common? Aside from being websites selling fresh fruit gifts, the URL addresses belong to the same edible fruit company. Among the most beloved fruit bouquet companies, one entity maintains a growing list of alias URL addresses. And while the edible fruit company is not trying to mislead its loyal following, it appears that the company is protective of anyone buying a domain that refers to any of its offerings.

EdibleArrangements.com
Edible Arrangements.com happens to be the most popular fruit basket company’s The flagship website.

Edible Arrangements edible fruit company

Edible fruit company, Edible Arrangements
owns kiosks across the globe and numerous URL addresses.

Edible.com is one of the website properties owned by EA. When visitors access the site, the web page appears to be linked to Edible Arrangement’s home page as a campaign redirect. Nevertheless, “edible” is also the edible fruit company’s handle on Twitter.

For several years now, Edible Arrangements’ wedding