Cabbage: From Riches to Rags and Back Again

  This week’s veggie of the week has been much maligned in art and literature as it served as a symbol of the basest of human existence. But as one of the healthiest foods it can be at home not only on the daily dinner table but on the menu of the top restaurants. February…

“Farewell to Meat” Doesn’t Mean Farewell to Flavor!

Good News! You won’t have to give up the food that makes all your Carnival and Mardi Gras dishes so tasty just because you are giving up meat for Lent.

A Perfect Valentine’s Day Fruit: The Cherimoya

With it’s perfect heart shape, deliciously creamy texture, sweet tropical flavors and its rumored aphrodisiac effects, this South American native fruit is sure to spice up your Valentine’s Day menu. A great alternative, or better yet, companion to the Valentine’s Day all star, the strawberry. Valentine’s Day is coming up next week and as much…

The Reigning Super Bowl Star Not Named Tom Brady: The Avocado

One Hundred Million. That’s the enormous number associated with the Super Bowl, America’s yearly ritual with its favorite sport, football. Yes, that is the number of people watching (plus about 20 million more) but it’s also the number of pounds of avocados that the viewers eat during the game (plus about 30 million more). How…

Smooth As Butter, Sweet As A Nut

This week we highlight one of the newest veggies to be developed that is a staple of the grocery produce rack, the butternut squash. This wintertime favorite, with its weird shape, looks like it’s a fun-house-mirror reflection of it’s not so distant cousin, the pumpkin. It’s long neck and bulbous bottom couldn’t have been better designed by an animator for a Disney cartoon. Even though its look is a bit comical, we think it is still a beautiful site because of its delicious flavor. The name suggests it and its creator said it was named that because its taste was “smooth as butter and sweet as a nut.”

A Sweet Potato By Any Other Name…

Produce Buzz Veggie of the Week: Sweet Potatoes. A tropical tuber’s name causes confusion for many of us, but one of its original names might be a clue to a historical puzzle. Wintertime is a perfect time to indulge in the vast array of root vegetables that are available when many other fruits and veggies…

The Orange So Nice They Named It Twice!

Produce Buzz Fruit/Veggie of the Week: Cara Cara Oranges Probably one of the few things that is really, really awesome about winter time is the marvelous variety of delicious citrus fruits that are in season, plentiful and inexpensive. There is nothing like a fresh cut orange adorning your breakfast plate, ready to explode with flavor…

Were You A Victim of BSA (Brussels Sprouts Abuse)?

Produce Buzz’ Fruit/Veggie of the Week: Brussels Sprouts Do you gag at the thought of eating Brussels Sprouts? Then you may have been a victim of BSA (Brussels Sprouts Abuse) when you were served them years ago. This week we highlight Brussels Sprouts on Produce Buzz. This time of year they are readily available and…

Are Green Acres in Store for the Future of American Farms?

In the last few decades much has been said about the decline of small farmers and the belief that big corporations are gobbling up all the farmland, has become common. But the American family farm is still thriving in our modern age of technology.

This May Be Your Most Important New Year’s Resolution

Produce Buzz kept on top of all the studies showing the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables during 2017. It was amazing how much your health can be improved by eating more fruits and vegetables. Check this video out and make a New Year’s resolution to eat more fresh produce in 2018. It may be…

The Multi-Eyed, No Horn, Non Flying, Purple Cancer Eater

“When you eat from the rainbow…,” Vanamala says, “we are not providing just one compound, we are providing a wide variety of compounds, thousands of them, that work on multiple pathways and causes self destruction of cancer stem cells.”