April 4, 2016

papaya

 

Get smoother, younger looking skin by eating more of this sweet, buttery-textured fruit: papaya.

Research shows that eating a diet high in carotenoid-rich foods -- like papaya -- helps boost people's defenses against the sun's damaging rays. And that helps skin fight off wrinkles.

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In a study of people between the ages of 40 and 50, those who had the highest skin levels of carotenoids had the smoothest, youngest looking complexions. Their furrows and wrinkles were not as numerous or as deep. And researchers speculate that it was because of the high antioxidant value of the carotenoids circulating in the bloodstreams of the younger looking group. Carotenoids are a family of antioxidants that include body helpers like beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin -- just to name a few.

C Is for Carotenoid
Carotenoids are found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so papaya isn't your only source of skin-protective nutrients. Mangoes and cantaloupe are good sources. So are tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit. And you'll want to get your fill, because your body uses carotenoids not only to maintain healthy skin but also to boost immunity along with eye and heart health. But because carotenoids perform so many functions -- and because everyday things like stress, illness, lack of sleep, and sun exposure can sap your levels — you need to eat a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables every day.

Get smoother, younger looking skin by eating more of this sweet, buttery-textured fruit: papaya.

Research shows that eating a diet high in carotenoid-rich foods -- like papaya -- helps boost people's defenses against the sun's damaging rays. And that helps skin fight off wrinkles.

Best Face Forward
In a study of people between the ages of 40 and 50, those who had the highest skin levels of carotenoids had the smoothest, youngest looking complexions. Their furrows and wrinkles were not as numerous or as deep. And researchers speculate that it was because of the high antioxidant value of the carotenoids circulating in the bloodstreams of the younger looking group. Carotenoids are a family of antioxidants that include body helpers like beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin -- just to name a few.

C Is for Carotenoid
Carotenoids are found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so papaya isn't your only source of skin-protective nutrients. Mangoes and cantaloupe are good sources. So are tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit. And you'll want to get your fill, because your body uses carotenoids not only to maintain healthy skin but also to boost immunity along with eye and heart health. But because carotenoids perform so many functions -- and because everyday things like stress, illness, lack of sleep, and sun exposure can sap your levels — you need to eat a whole bunch of fruits and vegetables every day.

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April 4, 2016

Not all oranges are orange.

Most commercial fruits are clones.

Most commercial fruits are clones.

Japanese Yubari cantaloupes are the most expensive fruit in the world; two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.

Cherry farmers hire helicopter pilots to air-dry their trees after it rains so that the cherries don’t split open.

The apple you’re eating might be a year old.

Apples are for sale in grocery stores and farmers markets year round, even though their harvesting season (at least in the U.S.) only lasts a few months in the fall. HOW CAN IT BE? Well, increasingly sophisticated cold storage technology means it’s possible (and/or likely) that the crisp, juicy apple you’re eating in August 2013 was actually harvested in October 2012

Another great reason to buy fruit trees from us! You can be sure you're eating the freshest fruit.

Bananas, as we know them, are in danger of being completely wiped out by disease.

Donut peaches are a natural mutant peach variety, not a human-engineered fruit.

Grapefruit can cause dangerous reactions with some prescription medications.

One pomegranate can hold more than 1,000 seeds.

Hi Everyone!! Were excited to say that we’ve entered to win the Chase Main Street Mission Grant the award is $150,000 and we could really use the money to help a lot with our business. For some of you that don’t know us we are an agriculture company yes we love trees… FRUIT TREES to be specific! We have our daily operations here in Orlando Fl. We ship trees all over the USA and world to people that want these trees, We also donate / ship a lot of trees to people that are going through a rough medical issue people that are wanting to try using fruit or the tree itself to heal, so we try in all ways to give back and want to continue to do so.

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April 4, 2016

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can fresh raw coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw can sugar
  • frozen fruit (optional)
  • finely chopped thyme
  • finely chopped rosemary
  • finely chopped basil

    Directions

    To prepare the popsicles: Fill popsicle molds with small pieces of fruit and chopped herbs (don’t forget the popsicle sticks!), leaving room for the ice cream to fill in.

    To make the ice cream: Blend the coconut milk and sweetener until smooth. Then carefully and slowly pour into your popsicle molds until they are full. Set in the freezer overnight or until frozen solid – then take them out and lick them clean in the warm sunshine.

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April 4, 2016

Here are a few of our favorite pictures of fruit trees! We'll let the pictures speak for themselves :)

We hope you have a great week!

Please don't forget to vote for us in the Chase Main Street Mission Grant!

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April 4, 2016

I know that we have posted on entering the Chase Mainstreet Mission Grant! Well we really need your help!!

We want to continue to keep producing high quality fruit trees for people all over the world as well as give back to people in our community. We just ask one simple thing is to please vote for us we have entered the Chase Mainstreet Mission Grant and would like to be considered in the running!! But we cannot do it without your help all we ask is that you have a valid Facebook account (no information is taken from you) to vote. Please tell your friends and family members to vote as well.

Winning this Grant would mean the world of wonders for us! We could continue to produce beautiful fruit trees as well as give back MORE to our community in need. Thank you for your time we truly appreciate those that have voted for us!

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PlantOGram.com Team

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April 4, 2016

This super healthy smoothies helps to soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with fresh ginger.

Banana Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Directions

Combine the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

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Serves 2

Nutrition (per serving) 157 cals, 1 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium, 34 g carbs, 28 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 5 g protein

Recipe from: Prevention

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April 4, 2016

It’s so easy and economical to make your own baby food, and fruit purees are particularly fun to fix because babies usually love them.  Mango, a luscious tropical fruit, is packed with vitamin A. This particular recipe is for babies 10+months.

freeze mango puree

Ingredients

Mango

Mango

Water

White Vinegar *to clean the mango, not to be used as part of the baby food

Directions

This luscious tropical fruit is a yummy treat for babies who are at least 9 months old. When purchasing fresh mango, look for fruit that's free of nicks, bruises, and other blemishes. A ripe mango will give slightly when you squeeze it and have a fruity aroma at the steam; the color can vary between red, yellow, or orange and isn't the best indicator of ripeness. One mango yields about six ounces of puree.

Wash the mango with a mixture of three parts water and one part white vinegar to remove bacteria. Rinse under cool running water and dry.

Use a knife with serrated edges to slice the thickest part of the mango on either side; cut as close as possible to the pit. Make three horizontal and three vertical cuts (down to the peel but not through it) in the flesh of the mango. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon.

Puree mango in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.

For chunkier mango puree, which is ideal for babies 10 months or older, mash the mango with a potato masher instead of pureeing it.

This tropical fruit tastes great plain. To introduce your baby to new textures and flavors, mix the puree with other fruits, veggies, poultry, oatmeal, or full-fat yogurt. Try mixing mango puree with:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Applesauce
  • Pear
  • Banana
  • Full-fat Greek yogurt
  • Baby oatmeal
  • Turkey

mango puree in bowl

Refrigerate leftover mango puree in BPA-free containers for up to 3 days. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.

Note: Always check with your pediatrician before introducing your baby to a new food, particularly if your baby has food allergies. Additionally, some pediatricians do not recommend making your own carrot, beet, or spinach puree because these fresh veggies can be higher in nitrates.

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Idea from Parents

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April 4, 2016

Super simple recipe for a portable version of a breakfast parfait!  A container of yogurt transformed into an ice pop isn't just a yummy treat for kids -- its lid can catch messy drips.

Yogurt on a Stick

Ingredients

6 oz yogurt

berries

granola

Directions

Open a six-ounce container of fruit yogurt; drain excess liquid, and stir.

Add a couple of teaspoons of berries and granola on top, pressing into yogurt a bit.

Cut a slit in the lid, just large enough to insert a large craft stick. Put lid back on; insert stick halfway into yogurt.

Freeze at least 5 hours. To unmold, dip cup into bowl of warm water.

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Idea from Martha Stewart

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April 4, 2016

A healthy sweet and sour salad recipe you have to try!

Avocado Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe

Ingredients

11 ozs mandarin oranges

1/2 cup sliced green onions (thinly)

1/3 cup chopped pecans (coarsely, toasted)

1/8 tsp pepper

4 cups salad greens (torn)

1 avocado (medium ripe, peeled and sliced)

1/4 cup italian salad dressing

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the oranges, onions, pecans and pepper; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Just before serving, place the greens in a large salad bowl; top with orange mixture and avocado slices. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Serves 8
Recipe from: Taste of Home

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April 4, 2016

TGIF! Relax and enjoy a pomegranate margarita this weekend!

Ingredients

1 can(s) (12-ounce) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

2 cup(s) water

3 1/2 cup(s) gold tequila

2 cup(s) pomegranate juice

1 cup(s) triple sec

5 limes

Ice cubes for serving

1 cup(s) fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)

Directions

In large pitcher, combine limeade and water until well blended. Stir in tequila, pomegranate juice, and triple sec.

Cut each lime crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick wheels; cut a slit in each wheel, from center to edge. To serve, place ice cubes and a few pomegranate seeds in each glass; place a lime wheel on rim.

Virgin Pomegranate Margaritas: Substitute 2 cups lemon-lime seltzer for tequila and triple sec. Substitute pomegranate-cranberry juice for pomegranate juice. Proceed as above.

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Total time: 5 minutes
Serves 18
Recipe from: Delish

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