PRODUCT: Clementines

Oh my darling clementines: The sweetestmandarin orange is also the juiciest.Photo courtesy Del Monte.   What are those cute little oranges that have been in the produce section since the holidays? They’re clementines: botanical name Citrus reticulata, for its pebbled skin. Why should you get to know them? They’re a very sweet, juicy, healthy portable…
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How To Store Lemons, Limes & Other Citrus Fruits

How should you store lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits? Since fruits typically keep better in the fridge, many people toss a lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit into the produce bin as soon as they bring it home. But that’s not the best way to store your citrus. Citrus is warm weather fruit.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Zest

If you’re zesting lemons, limes, oranges or other citrus for a recipe, buy organic fruit if you can. Conventional citrus crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, and a simple rinse won’t dislodge all of it from the nooks and crannies of the rind. The zest is the outermost part of the rind of citrus fruits…
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