Upside Down Cake Recipes That Make Summer Baking a Breeze

You can’t beat a classic pineapple upside-down cake, but juicy peaches, plums, berries and even bananas are just waiting to step in, Melissa Clark writes.

#cakes, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit

The Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

When assessing how likely a given meal, snack or drink is to harm your dental health, there are two main things to consider, experts say.

#acids, #bacteria, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fluorides, #food, #fruit, #sugar, #teeth-and-dentistry, #vegetables, #xylitol

On Gum Drop Grapes and Other Fruits Designed to Taste Like Candy

Advances in plant breeding and indoor growing have led to produce that promises to be perfectly sweet.

#2022tsummerentertain, #agriculture-and-farming, #baldor-specialty-foods, #driscolls-berries-inc, #fruit, #genetic-engineering, #strawberries, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #whole-foods-market-inc

How to Stay Hydrated in a Heat Wave

Many countries across the globe are facing dangerously high temperatures. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

#caffeine, #coffee, #content-type-service, #dehydration, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #fruit, #heat-and-heat-waves, #water, #weather

‘Mango Man’ Is the Fruit’s Foremost Poet, Philosopher, Fan and Scientist

With 300 types of mangos to his horticultural credit, Kaleem Ullah Khan is quick to tell anyone in India and beyond about the infinite potential of the fruit and its tree, including as medicine.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #fruit, #india, #mangoes, #trees-and-shrubs, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

Vertical Farms Expand as Demand for Year-Round Produce Grows

The industry is expected to grow to $9.7 billion worldwide by 2026, but it faces challenges, including high energy costs, technological limitations and the ability to scale.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bowery-farming-inc, #brightfarms-inc, #fruit, #greenhouses, #kalera-inc, #light-emitting-diodes, #plenty-unlimited-inc, #real-estate-commercial, #united-states, #vegetables, #warehouses

Apps and Oranges: Behind Apple’s ‘Bullying’ on Trademarks

The company has opposed singer-songwriters, school districts and food blogs for trying to trademark names or logos featuring an apple — or a pear or pineapple.

#apple-corps-ltd, #apple-inc, #bullies, #computers-and-the-internet, #fruit, #intellectual-property, #logos, #oranges, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #pears, #pineapples, #small-business, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Will One Moldy Berry Ruin the Rest?

Here’s what the experts say.

#content-type-service, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #fruit

Dr. Al Falkenstein’s Rare Fruit Garden

Dr. Alois Falkenstein put decades of work into breeding and cultivating rare fruits in the Arizona desert, and created a community of like-minded gardeners.

#content-type-personal-profile, #falkenstein-alois-jr, #fruit, #gardens-and-gardening

Try New Fruit. The Weirder, the Better.

Each tasting is a chance to be rendered wide-eyed and wordless.

#fruit

A Fresh Take on Orange Chicken

The peel is as important as the juice in this fresh take on American Chinese home cooking from Genevieve Ko.

#chinese-food-cuisine, #citrus-fruits, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit, #oranges, #tangerines

Collateral Damage of China’s Virus Policy: Fruit

The closure of Chinese land borders and the tightened screening of goods have driven Southeast Asian fruit farmers into debt. Many have had to abandon their harvest.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fruit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lunar-new-year, #southeast-asia, #vietnam

It’s Lunar New Year. Get Ready for Some Fruit.

Oranges. Apples. Pomelos. Eating or giving fruit is a beloved Lunar New Year tradition in many Asian cultures, expressing love and thought to bring good luck.

#citrus-fruits, #families-and-family-life, #fruit, #lunar-new-year, #moon, #new-year

Your Heart and Diet: A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat

Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad” foods.

#american-heart-assn, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #fruit, #grain, #heart, #labeling-and-labels-product, #meat, #oils-and-fats, #salt, #vegetables

Does it Matter if I Eat the Stickers on Fruits and Vegetables?

They won’t cause you any harm, but there are reasons to remove them before taking a bite.

#adhesives, #compost, #content-type-service, #fruit, #labeling-and-labels-product, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #vegetables, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Can Fruits and Vegetables Boost Brain Health?

Flavonoids, the chemicals that give plant foods their bright colors, may help curb the frustrating forgetfulness and mild confusion of advancing age.

#brain, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #neurology-journal, #research, #vegetables

Easy Pie Crust Recipes for Summer Desserts

The perfect pies for lazy days combine buttery press-in crumb shells with no-bake fillings and piles of fresh fruit.

#content-type-service, #cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #crackers, #fruit, #pies, #summer-season

Can You Develop Food Allergies at Any Age?

Preliminary data from a large, new national study suggests that over half of American adults with a food allergy developed it after age 18.

#allergies, #asthma, #food, #fruit, #peanuts, #pollen, #seafood

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

A food safety specialist offers tips on helping to keep your food safe.

#cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #content-type-service, #food, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #fruit, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #microbiology, #vegetables, #water

Are Smoothies Good For You? It Depends.

“Just because there’s a leafy green in it doesn’t make it low-calorie.”

#calories, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #sugar, #vegetables

The Key to Easy Summer Baking Is in the Freezer Aisle

The best, most adaptable tarts start with a store-bought puff pastry, to be topped with any fruits or vegetables you like.

#butter, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #frozen-foods, #fruit, #vegetables

5 Fresh Seder Dishes You’ll Want to Make All the Time

Scaled for a smaller crowd and easy enough for weeknights, these festive Passover recipes will become part of your regular rotation.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit, #kosher-foods-and-products, #matzoh, #passover, #poultry

Where the Rare Citrus Grows

For French chefs and perfumers, a government-run grove on Corsica — home to some 900 varieties — has become a place of pilgrimage.

#citrus-fruits, #corsica, #french-food-cuisine, #fruit, #oranges, #perfumes-and-fragrances

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets

A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.

#content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vegetables

A January Menu That Comforts and Restores

After some heavy holiday fare, David Tanis suggests these light dishes, as impactful alone as they are together.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit, #poultry, #salads, #soups

How to Make a Spectacular Holiday Trifle

Flamboyant, fruity and exceedingly merry, trifles are a show-off dessert with a self-effacing name.

#cakes, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #desserts, #fruit, #holidays-and-special-occasions

Let This Festive Brandied Fruit Lift Your Holidays

A family tradition inspired Yewande Komolafe’s spiced and steeped fruit mix, which you could add to cocktails and scones, or serve alongside braised lamb.

#alcoholic-beverages, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #fruit

School Lunch Program Supplier Sold Juice With High Arsenic Levels, U.S. Says in Lawsuit

F.D.A. inspectors also said that the supplier, Valley Processing of Sunnyside, Wash., used rotting or moldy apples and pears, in addition to expired concentrate, to make juice.

#agriculture-department, #food-and-drug-administration, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #fruit, #lunch-and-breakfast-programs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #valley-processing-sunnyside-wa

How to Grow (and Eat) a Pawpaw

When to plant and when to harvest this native North American fruit.

#fruit, #gardens-and-gardening, #pawpaws, #trees-and-shrubs

The Promise of Pawpaw

Issues like climate change, economic inequity and access to food have brought more attention to this creamy fruit and its resilient tree.

#agriculture-and-farming, #fruit, #global-warming, #pawpaw-fruit, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trees-and-shrubs

It’s a Banana. It’s Art. And Now It’s the Guggenheim’s Problem.

Ephemeral works of art, like Maurizio Cattelan’s creation out of fruit, can often pose conservation challenges for the museums that have them.

#antoni-janine, #art, #attia-kader, #cattelan-maurizio, #fruit, #guggenheim-solomon-r-museum, #hirshhorn-museum-and-sculpture-garden, #museums, #ono-yoko, #sculpture

My Family Had Suffered Loss After Loss. Then Came the Dragon Fruit.

In an area devastated by droughts and erratic rainfall, I took a chance on a bright little magenta ball of hope.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cattle, #costa-rica, #drought, #fruit, #rural-areas

The Scramble to Pluck 24 Billion Cherries in Eight Weeks

Every single one needs to be picked by hand — even in a pandemic. Seasonal workers say they may be essential, but they feel disposable.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cherries, #foreign-workers, #fruit, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #washington-state

How a Fruit in Your Garden Gets Its Shiny Blue Color

Slabs of fat help give Viburnum tinus its gleam.

#color, #current-biology-journal, #flowers-and-plants, #fruit, #research, #your-feed-science

How You Get Your Berries: Migrant Workers Who Fear Virus, but Toil On

Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #blueberries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #fruit, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #new-jersey, #shortages, #states-us, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

This Is the Secret to the Crunchiest Fruit Crumble

Double-baking the crumb topping keeps it wonderfully crisp over its jammy fruit filling.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #desserts, #fruit, #grain

Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward

Many delicious species in Thailand, “the Great Power nation of fruit,” require laborious peeling and careful chewing. Then there’s the sticky fingers, stench of death and occasional disappointment.

#bangkok-thailand, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fruit, #southeast-asia, #thailand

Blowing Bubbles to Pollinate Flowers

Researchers in Japan have developed a soap bubble-based pollination method that is as effective as doing it by hand.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bees, #bubbles, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #flowers-and-plants, #fruit, #iscience-journal, #miyako-eijiro, #pollen, #research, #your-feed-science

This Isn’t Strawberry Shortcake as You Know It

Serve this summery pair with crunchy cookies instead of soft biscuits.

#cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dairy-products, #fruit, #strawberries, #summer-season

For Some Italians, the Future of Work Looks Like the Past

As the coronavirus drastically reorders society and economies, more Italians are returning to the agricultural jobs of their grandparents.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #foreign-workers, #fruit, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #unemployment, #vegetables

Elephants Really Can’t Hold Their Liquor

Humans and other species have a gene mutation that lets them digest alcohol. In other species, it’s missing.

#alcoholic-beverages, #biology-letters-journal, #elephants, #ethanol, #evolution-biology, #fruit, #genetics-and-heredity, #janiak-mareike, #mammals, #melin-amanda, #research, #your-feed-science

3 Recipes to Make With Frozen Fruit This Summer

Farm-fresh fruit might be harder to come by this year, but store-bought frozen fruit works just as well in these three simple recipes.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #desserts, #fruit, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Still Life With Fly Swatter, or Hourglass, or Lemons

Five housebound photographers used everyday items to create images that speak to both their inner lives and the world beyond their walls.

#art, #beauty-concept, #birds, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flowers-and-plants, #fruit, #photography, #skull-body-part

How to Teach Children About Healthy Eating, Without Food Shaming

Even the most well-meaning comments can have a big impact on a child’s body image and long-term relationship with food.

#academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics, #american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #fruit, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #obesity, #parenting, #vegetables

How to Freeze Just About Everything

Wondering how you can make the most of your freezer and your food? Melissa Clark can help.

#cheese, #cookies, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dairy-products, #eggs, #food, #fruit, #home-appliances, #meat, #seafood, #storage, #vegetables

Don’t Rinse the Bird. A Myth to Dispel Before the Holidays.

Many home cooks wash the chicken or turkey before cooking, but that only increases the risk of food-borne illness.

#bacteria, #chickens, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #fruit, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #meat, #salmonella-bacteria, #vegetables

On the Whole30 Diet, Vowing to Eat ‘Smarter’ Carbs for More Than 30 Days

I have Type 1 diabetes. The Whole30 diet, with no wheat, dairy or sugar, made my blood sugar levels perfect.

#carbohydrates, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #insulin, #sugar, #vegetables

Do Pesticides Get Into the Flesh of Fruits and Vegetables?

Some pesticides are actually designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it from pests

#agriculture-and-farming, #apples, #cantaloupes, #cucumbers, #fruit, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #pesticides, #sustainable-living, #vegetables

Ask Well: Red Cabbage vs. Blueberries?

Red cabbage is not as high as blueberries in the antioxidants that give these foods a blue or purple color, but it contains other healthful nutrients.

#antioxidants, #blueberries, #cabbage, #fruit, #vegetables, #vitamins

What Are the Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

Experts often recommend fresh fruit, low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt or oatmeal as healthful late-night choices.

#diet-and-nutrition, #fruit, #snack-foods, #water, #weight