Nuts About Fruit

February 9, 2010

Cape Gooseberries: Hidden Jewels

Like mini orange tomatillos, Cape Gooseberries are a curious little fruit that deserve your undivided attention. A delicate, lantern-shaped papery husk surrounds a glossy golden-orange fruit that looks much like an orangey cherry tomato and tastes like a tropical combination … Continue reading

February 4, 2010

Miniature Sweet Peppers

Mini Sweet Peppers are popping up in supermarkets everywhere. Their bright colors and cute little size are irresistible! But don’t worry, although they look a lot like spicy hot chile peppers, Mini Sweets are mild and sweet like bell peppers, … Continue reading

January 19, 2010

Mangosteen, Queen of Fruits

Imagine the most succulent, mouthwatering exotic fruit you’ve ever tasted and you’ve pretty much summed up the Mangosteen. This tropical delight has only recently made its debut in the United States, and Frieda’s Specialty Produce is one of a handful … Continue reading

August 31, 2009

Pomegranate: Ancient Wonder Gets its Groove Back

Pomegranate is one of the oldest known fruits and has been revered for centuries, making appearances in Egyptian and Greek mythology, and the Bible and Torah. For such a noble fruit, it’s surprising how few Americans enjoy it in its … Continue reading

July 3, 2009

Black Garlic: Umami to the Max

What’s black and sweet and savory and delicious at the same time? Answer: Aged Black Garlic, distributed by Frieda’s Specialty Produce to supermarkets and foodservice purveyors around the country. The latest “it” ingredient in culinary circles, Aged Black Garlic is … Continue reading

June 25, 2009

Sweetness and light: Wild honeycomb from New Zealand

Sweet, pure, golden honey oozes right out of the delicate waxy comb. Sticky, sweet, floral, ethereal. Honey doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Winnie the Pooh would be drooling. Wild honeycomb is “the nectar of the gods” in its purest, … Continue reading

May 14, 2009

Weird and Exotic “Star Trek” Fruit

With all the buzz about the new Star Trek movie, it seems appropriate to highlight some real-world exotic foods that would fit right into this multi-generation SciFi universe. Whether you are a Trekkie or a Foodie or a TrekkieFoodie (?), … Continue reading

April 15, 2009

Go for Garlic on April 19th: National Garlic Day!

Few foods can deliver the exquisitely bold and aromatic flavor of garlic. From whole-roasted bulbs and aged black garlic to sweet and mellow Elephant Garlic to a wide array of prepared garlic sauces, dressings and seasonings, culinary creators continue to … Continue reading