Kitchen

How to Ripen Avocados

How to Ripen Avocados

In a perfect world, we’d have the patience to let our avocados ripen at their own speed while basking in a glittering sunbeam on the countertop. After all, a perfectly sun-ripened avocado is truly a thing to behold. Back in the real world, we need guacamole, like, yesterday. How To Tell If An Avocado Is Ripe A ripe avocado feels heavy in your hand, yields slightly to gentle thumb pressure and has shiny, purplish-green skin. The vibrant green, creamy fruit is adored the world over for its singular flavor and texture. An unripened avocado is almost inedible, with a firm,...

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Jun 15, 2020

Essential Kitchen Tools

Essential Kitchen Tools

5 Essential Kitchen Tools for Every Fruit Fan Whichever way you slice it, you don’t want anything getting between you and your fruit. Especially if you eat as much fruit as we do! In addition to shipping unusual and hard-to-find fruit directly to your door, FruitStand loves showing you how to get the most out of every juicy bite. So we took a look at the kitchen tools we rely on most when developing recipes for the FruitStand Blog, and listed them here for you. Adding even one of these multi-tasking tools to your kitchen will open you up to...

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May 27, 2020

Dogs and Fruit

Dogs and Fruit

Dogs and Fruit: What Dogs Can Eat and What They Can’t Bacon gets all the glory, but dogs love fruits and vegetables too. It’s true! However, not every fruit or vegetable is safe for dogs to eat. Giving ends to our furry friends feels stupendous, so we’ve put together a guide for how to treat your pup with seasonal produce more carefully.  Remember, we’re fruit geeks, not veterinarians. We always recommend talking with your pup’s doctor before introducing any new fruits or vegetables into their diet to be sure it’s safe for your particular dog to eat. Whether you are...

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May 27, 2020

The Difference Between a Fruit and a Vegetable

The Difference Between a Fruit and a Vegetable

How to Tell the Difference Between a Fruit and a Vegetable It seems easy at first. Fruits have seeds, vegetables don’t. Fruits are borne from a plant’s flowers, whereas vegetables grow in just about every other way. Then one day someone tells you that a banana is actually an herb and everything gets confusing all over again. Fruitstand is here to help! Keep reading to feel firmly planted in the distinction between fruits and vegetables. Just Tell Me: Fruit Or Vegetable A big reason why it can be difficult to tell whether a piece of produce is a fruit or...

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May 27, 2020

What Are Citrus Fruits

What Are Citrus Fruits

What Are Citrus Fruits Lemons, limes and oranges might be the hardest working citrus in the fruit business. They’re the faces of a fruit family that’s loved for their flavor, fragrance and overall beauty.  What Are Citrus Fruits, Really Did you know that citrus fruits are basically highly evolved berries? Citrus fruits grow on deciduous trees, and begin to sprout from tiny, fragrant white flowers. Regardless of the type of citrus, these fruits are usually round or oblong. Usually they have a pulpy center made of individual sections of juicy sacs, and some have no fruit at all! From the...

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May 27, 2020