September 9, 2014

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.

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September 9, 2014

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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.

http://plantogram.com/product/papaya_red_lady/ click here for more information on the Papaya Fuit

 

 

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September 7, 2014

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September 6, 2014

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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 thru 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.

This Grant would mean a lot to us if we win. We can continue to do what we love in a bigger operation with a lot more help. So please take a minute and click on the link below and please vote for us as well as share us on your page!! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart xoxoxoxo

 

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September 6, 2014

If you're looking to save money but need a new lamp, you're in luck! We'll teach you how to turn a bottle into a lamp!

Materials

A pot, vase, bottle, jug, or other vessel
A lamp kit, or you can buy the socket and lamp cord separately.
Plaster of Paris
Putty knife
Lampshade (the width of the shade should not exceed the height of the lamp base)

Directions

Assemble the lamp kit according to the instructions. If the included threaded pipe was not pre-cut, you should cut it one inch longer than the height of your vessel. Melissa skipped this step since she opted to just get the socket and cord.

Mix the plaster of Paris if you're using the lamp kit. Using a putty knife, spread it evenly on the bottom of your vessel, and center the pipe, socket side up in the pot. You may need to hold it for several minutes and let it dry for at least one hour.

Attach the harp, shade, and finial. Add a bulb and plug it in.

Idea from Country Living

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September 6, 2014

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

Who doesn't love Halloween? If you're like me, it's basically your favorite holiday, and you start planning early! Here is a delicious, easy Halloween treat! It's great for a Halloween party!

Ingredients

1 pound strawberries
1 package of white chocolate chips
1 edible ink pen

Directions

Wash and allow the strawberries to dry.  Set out wax paper or a silpat.  

Melt the chocolate on 50% power in the microwave for two minutes.  Stir until the bowl no longer feels warm.  Then microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.  

Hold the strawberries by the stem and roll in the chocolate until covered.  Then gently place on wax paper.  Allow the chocolate to harden, then draw the ghost faces and/or mummy eyes.  

Now pipe white chocolate onto the mummy strawberries to look like wrappings.  You don’t have to be careful when you pipe the chocolate. I just do a combination of rotating the strawberry and looping the piping hand around the strawberry, and they turn out pretty cute.

Idea from The Sisters Cafe

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September 6, 2014

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September 5, 2014

Cancer: Passion fruit contains rich amounts of antioxidant Vitamin C. It contains 50% of daily RDA value. passion fruitAntioxidants have been proven to protect from free radicals. Free radicals are produced due to increase in pollution. Due to increase in pollution oxidative stress has increased. High oxidative stress increases production of free radical in the body. These free radicals damage normal cell DNA and turns it into a cancer cell. But free radicals have been proven to neutralize these free radicals and protect from cancer. Passion fruit contains Vitamin A and flavonoids which is effective to protect from oral cancer and lung cancer.

Blood pressure: Passion fruit is highly effective to protect from high blood pressure. It contains 348 mg of potassium which is 7% of RDA.  High potassium balance sodium level in the body. High sodium levels in the body increase the risk of high blood pressure and other disease like heart attack or stroke.

Colon Cleanser: Passion fruit contains soluble fiber. Soluble fiber cleanses toxin stored in the colon. These toxins are responsible for the colon cancer. 100 g passion fruit provides 27% of daily fiber required by the body. So it proves best food to clean the colon.

Eye Vision: Due to change in lifestyle low eye vision problem is growing day by day. Loss of eye vision is usually due to lack of nutrition in food. But loss of eye vision can be reversed by including healthy food in the diet. Passion fruit is among those healthy foods that proves beneficial for eye.  It contains a high amount of antioxidant Vitamin A, Vitamin C and flavonoids. These nutrients protect eyes from free radical damage. So it is beneficial to protect eyes from vision loss and improve eyesight.

Increase Blood production: Passion fruit contains high amounts of iron which is 20% of daily required value. Along with iron it is a rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C increase the absorption capacity of iron. So it prevents loss of iron and increase the production of blood.

Improves digestion: Fruit contains high amounts of soluble fiber which increase bulk laxative and improves digestion. Also it improves the nutrient absorbing capacity of the body.

Immunity: Vitamin C is highly effective to increase immunity. It increases immunity to protect from common disease like cold, flu and infections.

Cardiovascular Health: Passion fruit contains high amount fiber which reduces cholesterol level in blood. It increases HDL ( good cholesterol) and reduce LDL ( bad cholesterol). So it prevents blockage of blood flow towards the heart. Also high amount of antioxidants protect arteries from free radicals. So it proves highly beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

Improve Sleep quality: It was found that eating passion fruit relaxes the nervous system and induces sleep.

Asthma: Passion fruit is highly effective to reduce symptoms of asthma.

Information from Fitness World

For more information about passion fruit check PlantOGram

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September 5, 2014

Why Should You Use Homemade Fruit Scrubs?

If you are a fruit lover, you would like to integrate fruits in your daily life in more than one way! Using fruit scrubs is an excellent way to do that!
Making a fruit scrub is simple. While eating a fruit, just make sure that you keep a small portion that can be mixed with a granular substance and used on your face.
They are cheap ways of giving the best treatment to your skin, unless, of course, the fruit you use as a base is too expensive!
Fruits have nutrients and enzymes that are gentle on your skin, these natural ingredients are effective on your skin without exposing it to the dangers of harsh chemicals and preservatives.

Fall/Winter Face Scrub

Oranges have an unique citrus fragrance that revitalizes your senses. Take an orange (1/4 part) and two spoons of cornmeal. Squeeze out the orange juice and mix it with cornmeal. Make a paste. Now wash your face and apply it on your face. Scrub gently and wash off after three minutes. Follow up with a mild moisturizer. It is a perfect treat for your skin during the fall and winter months.

Helpful Tips

Do not use facial scrub more than two times in a week.
Make sure that the granules you use in homemade scrubs are ground finely.
We your face with water before using a scrub.
Do not scrub for more than three or four minutes.
After scrubbing, use a light moisturizer.

Idea from Indian Makeup & Beauty Blog

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September 4, 2014

Hi Friends! We have entered the Chase Mission Grant and need a little help with getting votes!
All votes would help. Please just log into your facebook account to vote. Thank you
https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/5009

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