Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tropical fruits going great guns

From an article in The Produce News written by Christina DiMartino Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Brooks Tropicals in Homestead, FL, said that the company’s green papayas are the main ingredient in a mainstay dish for Asian cultures, particularly … Continue reading


Outstanding selection of enticing tropical fruits and vegetables

Excerpts from a 3/15/13 article in The Produce News by Christina DiMartino “The charge is on to put more fruits and vegetables on plates,” said Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Brooks Tropicals, a leading grower-shipper of tropical fruits and … Continue reading


Groovy Coconuts – How-tos

Groovy coconuts™ are mature coconuts with a groove that makes them easier to open. True, opening them still takes some tools better known for building than cooking, but it’s not hard. Groovy coconuts move the coconut prep to the kitchen, … Continue reading


Know your coconuts

When coconuts are sold in Green shells they are immature Their water is a popular sports drink. They have a gel center similar to the texture of a melon. You can scoop out and eat the fruity, almost nutty gel … Continue reading


Uniq Fruit, a safe substitute for grapefruit

Excerpts from a Mayo Clinic article. The medical community is warning grapefruit eaters that grapefruit and and certain other citrus fruits and products can interfere with several kinds of prescription medications. Editor’s note: Uniq Fruit does not contain the chemicals … Continue reading