Summer is near, and with it comes the start of peach season. Like the plum and the apricot, the peach is a member of the rose family (Rosaceae) and can be distinguished by its velvety skin.
Northwest Naturals’ flavor of the month for April is considered one of the most popular fruits worldwide, mango! Originating from India, this fruit has traveled from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America. Today, we can find mangos year-round at a local grocery store
or farmer's market.
One of the PNW star fruits; the cherry, is starting to close its season for another year. Washington State is one of the top growers for cherries in the U.S. along with Oregon, California and Michigan. This year Washington State produced an estimated 250,000 tons of cherries according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
August is here which can only mean loads of ripe stone fruits. Here in the test kitchen, one of our developers Shana created a lovely summer dessert, Nectarine Dream.
Nectarines originated in China over 2,000 years ago. Then they were cultivated in Rome, Persia and Greece.
Summer is in full swing here on the west coast. Currently that means stone fruits. Stone fruits include, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums. Along with tasting great stone fruits are a excellent source of vitamin c and vitamin a.