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Fresh food will help you make smart decisions when buying your produce at the grocery store! We’ll give you insights and knowledge you might not have considered about the food that you typically buy.

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Fresh food will help you make smart decisions when buying your produce at the grocery store! We’ll give you insights and knowledge you might not have considered about the food that you typically buy.

    Watermelon - A Delicious, Juicy Berry

    Watermelon - A Delicious, Juicy Berry

    Watermelon is a deliciously juicy summer fruit! Or is it?
    It's also a delicious berry and vegetable.
    In this episode, you'll learn: 
    The history of the watermelonHow to select a ripe watermelonVarious ways of cutting a watermelonThe many types and variations of watermelonAnd much more!
    Have you ever bought a watermelon and when you cut it, it’s partially hollow in the center? Well, that’s called Hollow Heart. Watermelons suffering from hollow heart are safe to eat, they just look strange.
    Although there are over 1200 cultivars of watermelon, you may only be familiar with the few that you see in your local produce department. Washington University has a list of many more that you've probably never seen before. 
    How do harvesters know when a watermelon is ready to be picked? Well, they use a refractometer to check the melon's degrees Brix which is a measure of their sugar levels.
    Are you having trouble cutting a watermelon, or just not sure how to go about it? Good Housekeeping has your back on cutting watermelon the easy way.

    So you think watermelons only come in round or oval shapes? You'd be surprised at what growers can do. 

    Is watermelon a viable substitute for Viagra?!?
    You'll have to listen to the episode to find out!

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    • 18 min
    Cherries - A Great Summer Fruit

    Cherries - A Great Summer Fruit

    In this episode, we’ll cover many topics regarding mainly the sweet cherry, which is consumed in great quantities during their short season.
    Where did cherries originate?How many varieties are there?When are they available?What health benefits do they possess?How do I select and store them?What is a maraschino cherry?How are they picked?Does size matter?For more information and links on cherries, visit us: www.freshfoodpodcast.com

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    • 17 min
    Peachy Keen

    Peachy Keen

    You'll find out the differences between peaches and nectarines, white and yellow fruit, freestone vs clingstone, where they came from, who grows the most, and much more.

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    • 16 min

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