Pineapple knowledge: surprising facts

How do you know when a pineapple is ripe and why does this sweet fruit taste bitter when eaten with dairy products? Here are interesting facts that you definitely did not know about this fruit, which originated in America.

Crazy for Kumquats

Ten tiny kumquats (about 2/3 cup) are loaded with vitamin C, not unlike other citrus fruit. But where kumquats really stand out is in their 48% of daily fiber — dramatically more than other citrus varieties.

All you need to know about oranges

As we all know, oranges are round, sweet and bursting with vitamins. But this citrus fruit also has much more to offer than nutritional goodness. Today, we tell you what else you should know about oranges.

Squeezing oranges: some tips and tricks to get more juice

There’s really nothing better than a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. But it’s often not that easy to extract all the juice, and squeezing oranges can quickly become a muscle-building exercise. See our Top 4 tips for getting even more juice out of this delicious fruit.

Core issues

As children, many of us grew up with the impression we should avoid eating seeds from fruit and vegetables (e.g., oranges, watermelon, papaya, bell peppers, etc.) on the vague assumption that they were inedible — possibly even toxic. As adults, we carry on this convention by tossing away apple cores or spitting out grape seeds. Well it turns out we’re operating on the adoption of another food myth: Far from being bad for you, fruit and veggie seeds are actually the most nutritious component of the entire plant!

Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice contains lots of vitamins but its fructose content should not be underestimated. That is why it is often claimed not to be any healthier than soft drinks. What is true? Is fruit juice healthy or not?

Mood Berries: Feel Blah? Eat Blue. Feel Better.

Want to forget your troubles? Better remember your blueberries. Research suggests blueberries might brighten your mood. British researchers fed young adults 200 grams of blueberries, then measured effects on mood, memory and decision making. Mood scores rose 15% five hours after blueberry consumption.

How healthy is coconut?

Refreshing and with an exotic taste coconut is a must-eat in summer. But is coconut ac-tually healthy and how can it be used in the kitchen?