Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter Fruits- December till February

Apple is one of the most widely cultivated tree and widely known for the many members. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees. Apples are not planted by seeds, for a strange to say, the trees would grow from these seeds itself.

Banana is the only fruit that really gets better if it is picked while it is unripe. When choosing a ripe banana, select a plump yellow banana with brown flecks. Store ripe bananas outside for 3 days or in the refrigerator for several days.

A Clementine is the variety of mandarin orange which is deep orange color with a glossy and smooth appearance. It's also termed as seedless tangerines. It is easy to peel and readily split into about 10 to 12 sections.

Grapes winter fruits
Select plump, brightly colored berries that remain tightly in the vine when the bunch is shaked. Store unwashed grapes in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week. Grapes are good source of Vitamin A.

Red grapes are the cause of one of the most excellent wines and also an amazing tasting fruit. It also contains 80 percent of water. By Consuming red grapes with his skin we get extreme health benefits.

Kiwi is a small fruit which has many surprises. You can eat the kiwi fruit as it is. It is full of fiber and nutrients and also vitamin c. Soft fruits are not good to buy. When buying hold the fruit with your hand and give pressure if it get any wrinkles.

Lemon is an oval citrus fruits with smooth porous skin. The fruit is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes throughout the world. There are two different types of lemons acid and sweet. The most common are Eurekas and Lisbons.

Mandarin oranges are mostly available during December and January. Select fruits that are unblemished and avoid those with cuts or soft spots. Bright color is not necessarily a sign of quality as it may be dyed.

Pears fruit is almost sweet juicy yellow or green fruit and rough in texture with a rounded figure. It contains much water in it that was fresh when consumed.Pear fruits are always good for skin and have plenty of fibers. Vitamin k is rich in pears fruit which helps blood clotting process.

Rhubarb is in fact a vegetable, not a fruit. But we generally treat it as a fruit, because of its high acidity, but in some cultures they use it as vegetable in savory dishes. It is a comparative of buckwheat and has a sour, earthy flavor.

Sweet orange is a fruit which is liked by most the adults. Medicines are made with the peel and juice of sweet oranges. The peel of sweet oranges is used for coughs, colds, breast cancer. It is also used as tonic.

Tangerines are orange colored and thick skinned juicy edible citrus fruit. It is rich in Vitamin C and Copper and low in saturated fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It also contains a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Tangerines provides a unique juice.

An Ugly fruit is a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grape fruit. It is easily peeled which is used to make many splendid sweet and savory recipes. Ugli fruit is rich in vitamin C which is extremely juicy, squeeze easily for refreshing drink.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Eat Clean Diet - Seven Citrus Salad with Mint. By Miri Day; Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY 325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213

When you combine seven exotic citrus fruits with the snap of mint you will wind up with one of the freshest salads around.
Packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants and enzymes the combination of all of these fruits together with the mint brings a true pleasure and health benefit.


1 Cara Cara orange
1 pink or red grapefruit
1 blood orange
2 mandarin oranges
1 cocktail citrus (omit if you can’t find)
1 ugli fruit (Jamaican tangelo) *like pomello
4 kumquats, peels washed well, halved
lengthwise and thinly sliced, removing
any seeds
2 Tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped fresh mint leaves
*add 1/16 tsp red chilli powder

Using a knife, or by hand, remove peels from Cara Cara orange, grapefruit, blood orange and mandarins. Pull apart sections, cut into bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl. Using a knife, cut away peel of cocktail citrus and ugly fruit. Then, using a paring knife, cut between membranes to remove fruit segments. Place segments in bowl. Add kumquats and mint. Toss to combine and refrigerate for about 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional value Per serving:
Calories: 148 | Calories from Fat: 2 | Protein: 2 g | Carbs: 36 g | Total Fat: 0.2 g |
Saturated Fat: <0.1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Fiber: 5 g | Sodium: 9 mg | Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Amazing Mangoes Benefits! By Miri Day; Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY 325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213

“The king of the fruits," mango fruit is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor, fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities, This one worthy to call - “super fruit" .

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Beyond the sweet, luscious taste of mangoes, mangoes also contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that assure your optimum health balance .They also contain certain enzymes with stomach comforting properties. They are rich in fiber, which prevents constipation, piles and symptoms of a spastic colon and has a positive effect on certain cancers and heart conditions. Moreover, mangoes contain high potassium content, an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Aids concentration and memory and by the way, perfect snack instead of eating chips and unhealthy bars why not to have a little joy of sweet and luscious Mango fruit.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Fruits to Get a Healthy Complexion

Are you worried about your complexion? Did you know fruits in your daily diet can give you fresh complexion?

Fruits are rich in various nutrients and powerful antioxidants that can bring a visible difference chemical beauty treatment. The bright pigments in fruits improves the skin color. Colorful fruits like banana, lemon, orange, papaya, mango, are not only good for your health but also contribute for brightening your complexion. They also possess antioxidants guard against free radicals, enemies of your skin that speed the aging process. Benefits of fruits: they have no side effects and are cost-effective at the same time.
By Miri Day;
Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY
325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213
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Which Fruits And Vegetables, That Fights Bronchitis:

Did you know eating fruits and vegetables appears to reduce the risk of the lung disease and bronchitis? 

 Bronchitis is a disease that cause by inflammation of the air tubes, which provides air delivery to the lungs of your body. It can be influenced by factors such as stress, weak immunity, lack of essential vitamins and minerals and low exercise levels. A diet high in antioxidants may protect against this disease. Add in your diet a good mix of fresh fruits and vegetables such as berries, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, red grapes, tomatoes, leafy greens, bell peppers and winter squash that can provide you with enough antioxidants to reap protective benefits of antioxidants. 
By Miri Day;
Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY
325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Superfoods You Should Be Eating

These are seasonal foods packed with vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy. Try not to miss this one and get as many as possible this year.
These Superfoods are recommended to include in your diet.
Pears: The fiber in pears helps maintain the health of your skin as well as your heart. Plus, the vitamin C in pears is an antioxidant that can strengthen your immune system. To give your pear slices an extra kick, try dipping them in apple butter.
Apples: Whether it's a Gala, Golden Delicious, or Granny Smith, apples provide you with four grams of fiber per serving. Plus, apples contain antioxidants that protect you against seasonal allergies and colds. Most importantly, they taste great in a salad or a delicious pie or dipped right into the peanut butter jar.
Sweet Potatoes: These delicious potatoes contain several vitamins, including B6, D, and C. The iron in this superfood helps with the development of blood cells and strengthens the immune system. Aside from being good for you, this superfood fits nicely into many dishes for the holidays.
Pomegranates: The pomegranate is a familiar sight on any list of superfoods. These fruits contain antioxidants that help fight cancer and boost the immune system. Also, pomegranates lower cholesterol and can reduce your blood pressure. Pomegranates add flavor to smoothies and plain yogurt. I think pomegranates are a colorful addition to any meal, don't you?
Kiwi: Pick up a kiwi at your local grocery store and you see a cute little fruit with a fuzzy peel. But these tiny fruits are packed with fiber as well as vitamins C and E. Kiwi also has a high level of potassium, which helps us to maintain our electrolyte levels. If you want to experience a new take on kiwi, try making chocolate-covered kiwi pops.
Tangerines: Peeling a tangerine and eating it is an easy way to get your vitamin C. These delectable fruits also provide you with vitamin A that boosts your vision and helps with healthy cell development. Fiber is another important ingredient in tangerines. Eating fiber helps with digestion and can lower cholesterol levels. Tangerines are great on salads and are perfect when mixed with plain yogurt.
Grapefruit: This traditional breakfast-time favorite definitely qualifies as a superfood. Of course, grapefruits provide you with plenty of vitamin C for your immune system, but they can also lower levels of bad cholesterol and improve skin health. Red and pink grapefruit also have lycopene, which is an antioxidant. Grapefruit is tasty on its own or sliced up and mixed into a salad.
By Miri Day;
Crown Heights Florist and Fruit Basket, NY
325 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11213
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Benefits of Hawthorn, you didn`t know!

Did you know Hawthorn has been used to treat heart disease even far in the 1st century? It might be very effective in the treatment of mild-to-moderate heart failure, and other forms of heart diseases.
By Miri Day:
Hawthorn fruit is native to northern Europe, but now it grows throughout the world. The berries and leaves contains phytonutrients called anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins, antioxidants. Hawthorn is helpful to promote the health of the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia and has been found to strengthen the heart. Eating hawthorn also increases the transmission of nerve signals. It is safe and effective treatment for the early stages of heart disease and has been used for a number of ailments including angina, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis, nervous conditions like insomnia, and diarrhea. It has also been indicated for strengthening blood vessels, vascular insufficiency and blood clots, restoring the heart muscle wall, lowering cholesterol and to aid digestion. One of the most popular ways to enjoy benefits of this berry is to make tea with leaves and flowers of Hawthorn
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