🍅 My favorite fruit this time of year is the persimmon! And my favorite way to eat the Fuyu type is sliced up in a salad, although lately, I've been slicing them up to snack on. They're delicious and full of health benefits!
Types of Persimmons
Cranberries aren't just for holiday meals!
🍒 Cranberries decreases inflammation, improve immune function, prevent and treat urinary tract infections, reduces the risk of heart disease, benefits the digestive system, and may help prevent cancer.
🍒 Cranberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any fruit.
An Apple a Day Just Might Keep the Doctor Away
History of Apples
🍏 Apples are members of the rose family. They're most likely native to the Caucasus Mountains of Western Asia and maybe to Anatolia, the Asian part of Turkey. Carbonized apples have been dated back to 6500 BC in Anatolia.
🍎Apples came to Britain with the Roman Empire and made it to America in 1623, brought by William Blackstone to Massachusetts.
🍏 They are now commonly eaten with the Dutch eating the most, the French next, consuming most of theirs in the form of cider. Belgians and Italians are next, with the US coming in last only averaging one apple per week. We bring up the average in my family!!!
The Health Benefits of Apples
🍎 Apples are a highly digestible alkaline food.
🍏 They have a high-water content, which quenches both immediate and cellular-level thirst.
🍎 Because they’re juicy, have a high fiber content and aren’t sticky, they help clean the teeth and exercise the gums when eaten raw.
Pomegranates are one of my favorite things about fall and that’s before I even get to the health benefits!
Pomegranates have a long and varied history. They are a Persian and south Asian native and one of the oldest fruits known to humans. It was brought to China in 126 BC from Kabul, Afghanistan under the Han dynasty. When the Moors conquered Spain in about 800 AD, they introduced the pomegranate. The fruit became the emblem of Granada in the heart of Spain.
Welcome to Farmer's Market Friday
Each week I will feature a vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, or herb.
Farmer's Market Recipe Contest
Submit your recipe for any of the foods included in Farmer's Market Friday. I'll compile my favorites in and ebook (that I'll send you to you).
At the end of each month, I'll pick one winner out of a hat of all the people that submitted that month, to receive a free copy of Deborah Madison's cookbook, Vegetable Literacy or The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone....your choice.