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Frieda's Specialty Produce - Dragon Fruit - Kiwano Horned Melon - Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG

April 13, 2018

OC Register Says ‘Don’t Fear the Fruit’

“The coolest thing is that after more than 50 years, the business remains family run,” said David Whiting in his March article in the Orange County Register. It was a pleasure to have David and Cindy from the Orange County … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Love Your Produce Manager Day - LYPM - April 2

March 19, 2018

5 Reasons to Love Your Produce Manager

Get to know the people behind your produce department Do you know who your supermarket produce manager is? Most people don’t, unless they happen to be in the produce department early in the morning when these hardworking men and women … Continue reading

Applebee's Chicken Wonton Tacos

January 5, 2018

Three Next Level Ways to Use Egg Roll and Wonton Wrappers

Take egg roll and wonton wrappers beyond Asian cuisine Egg rolls and wontons have never wandered far out of the American culinary purview.  After all, Chinese cuisine is one of the most popular ethnic foods in the U.S. However, we … Continue reading

January 3, 2018

Chinese New Year: 15 Days of Good Eating

Peak season citrus and fresh vegetables play major roles in this food-centric lunar festival Hang the red lanterns, gather your citrus fruits, and cook your noodles. On February 16, it’s time to welcome the year of the Dog! Chinese New … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Karen Caplan

June 8, 2017

Intel Features Frieda’s

Our president and CEO Karen and our company were featured on Intel’s #SheOwnsIt series which spotlights women small business owners and their journey of success. “It is an absolute requirement to be fearless when you run a business. Sometimes you’re … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Stokes Purple Sweet Potato Mash

February 16, 2017

The Ultimate Purple Sweet Potato Guide

Demystifying different types of purple-fleshed sweet potatoes, one tuber at a time There is no doubt that purple sweet potatoes have gained popularity over the past year. But not all varieties of purple sweet potatoes are created equal. Oh yes, … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Mulled Cider

December 20, 2016

Warm and Cozy with Mulling Spices

Ahh. The warm scent of cloves, allspice and cinnamon. Cooking with these spices fills up a room with a lovely, comforting aroma that always reminds me of the holidays. There’s no better time to brew up some hot mulled cider! … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Crystallized Ginger

December 4, 2016

Sweet & Spicy: 10 Ways to Use Crystallized Ginger

You’ve probably passed by this item thousands of times in your supermarket’s produce department or baking aisle. Crystallized ginger – dried slices of natural ginger root, cured and coated in sugar. It sure sounds nice, but what do you use … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce Stokes Purple Sweet Potato Pie

November 18, 2016

6 Recipes to Impress Your Guests at Friendsgiving

Wow your friends and family with these unique and delicious holiday potluck dishes Having friends over for Thanksgiving dinner instead of visiting family for the holiday is not a new idea. “Friendsgiving” is a usually potluck dinner with friends (aka … Continue reading

Frieda's Specialty Produce - Jackfruit

November 1, 2016

Share This: Jackfruit

Don’t eat a jackfruit alone–call your friends and host a jackfruit party So, you’ve always wanted to try fresh jackfruit, and your local supermarket finally stocks them. Upon seeing the fruit in real life, the sheer size of it scares … Continue reading


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