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When Israeli horticulturist Yossi Zaphrir first started experimenting with pitaya (aka dragon fruit) back in 1990, people often told him the flamboyant-looking fruit “tasted like wood.” Now, after decades of selective breeding, demand for his supersweet, purple-fleshed Bilu pitaya is so high that the 88-year-old has had to double production capabilities at his farm in […]

Strawberries again top 2018’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and veggies

Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 “dirtiest” fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Working Group. Every year since 2004, the group — a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organization — ranked pesticide contamination in 47 popular fruits and vegetables for its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Pesticides include a wide array of […]

How To Pick The Perfect Fruits: Expert Farmer Shares His Best Tips

There is nothing better on a summer day then a refreshing afternoon snack of watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries.  However did you know that you can actually choose the sweetest fruit at the market?  With just these few tips you will be able to spot the perfect fruit. We’ve taken the advice of farmers and […]

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Off 96% of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables

Baking soda is a magical product with so many practical uses, such as curing heartburn, cleaning white clothes, and now, new research has found that this wonder ingredient can remove up to 96% of pesticides from fruit and vegetables. A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts has conducted a study on gala apples […]