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Watermelon Food Hero Monthly

Watermelon - Shop and Save

❁ Choose a watermelon that is uniform in shape and heavy for its size. The dark green skin might have lighter green stripes.

❁ Look for a creamy yellow spot on the underside. It becomes more yellow as the melon ripens.

❁ Avoid melons with soft spots, dents or cracks.

Aug 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Raspberries and Blackberries Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Raspberries and Blackberries!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ rinse berries under cool running water.

❁ mash berries with a fork or potato masher.

❁ measure and mix ingredients.

Jul 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Caneberries

Raspberries and Blackberries - Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate berries in a covered shallow container. Use raspberries within 1 to 3 days; blackberries within 3 to 5 days.

■ Rinse berries under cool running water just before using. Moisture during storage speeds spoilage.

Jul 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Caneberries

Types of Caneberries

Raspberries and blackberries are caneberries, which grow on long arching or trailing stems called canes.

Jul 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Raspberry and Blackberry Food Hero Monthly

Raspberries and Blackberries - Shop and Save

❁ Quality raspberries and blackberries are dry, plump and firm. Shallow containers help prevent crushing.

❁ Avoid berries that are moldy, crushed or shriveled and containers with juice on the bottom.

Jul 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Strawberries Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Strawberries!

When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:

❁ wash strawberries under cool running water and pull off the green caps.

❁ cut strawberries into slices, chunks, or even fun shapes. Ripe strawberries cut easily.

Jun 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Strawberries

Strawberries - Store Well Waste Less

■ For best flavor and texture, plan to eat or freeze strawberries very soon after picking.

■ To store for 1 to 3 days, refrigerate without washing or removing the green cap. Keeping the berries dry helps delay spoilage.

Jun 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Strawberries Food Hero Monthly

Strawberries - Shop and Save

❁ Choose shiny, firm strawberries with a bright red color. Berries at room temperature should smell like strawberries. Attached green caps help berries stay fresh longer.

Jun 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Asparagus Food Hero Monthly

Kids Can - Asparagus!

Asparagus cooks quickly. Cook it until just barely tender. Thicker stalks take longer to cook. Overcooked or reheated cooked asparagus may become bitter and stringy or mushy.

❁ Boil or blanch in enough water to cover the stalks.

❁ Steam over boiling water.

May 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean
Store Well Waste Less Asparagus

Asparagus - Store Well Waste Less

■ Refrigerate fresh asparagus for up to 5 days.

May 01
2017
 Posted by: dana.bean

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