Nutrition

Nutrition Focus of the Month

DJ Forry plums imageForry’s Finest™ stone fruit and a great smoothie recipe


Tasty stone fruits—so-called because of the stone-like seed inside—make perfect snacks, as they tuck easily into lunch bags or picnic baskets. According to Reader’s Digest BEST Health, there are 5 healthy reasons to eat stone fruit. Here’s what they can do for your health:

Create collagen

A cup (250 mL) of sliced apricots or plums has about one-quarter of your daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C helps the body form collagen (the main protein in connective tissue) in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels. It also helps to increase iron absorption.

DJ Forry stone fruit smoothie imageCare for your nerves and your muscles

Bored with bananas but want to get enough potassium (key for proper nerve and muscle function)? Two small peaches have slightly more of this essential mineral than a medium banana.

Sharpen eyesight

Apricots are delicious raw, but their carotenoids—antioxidants that give the flesh its vibrant orange colour—become more available to the body when cooked. Beta-carotene, for one, converts to vitamin A to help maintain eyesight, skin membranes and immune function.

Strengthen bones

Two plums contain about one tenth of your daily vitamin K, which helps maintain strong bones. Researchers have found that low levels of vitamin K are associated with an increased incidence of osteoarthritis in hands and knees.

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Recipe – Central Valley Summer Fruit Heroes Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 peach, plum and nectarine (toss the pits)
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • A few sprigs of lemon grass (optional)

Blend all together at medium speed.

Makes 2 incredibly aromatic Summer Fruit Heroes Smoothies.

Passion

Passion is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. We believe every great tasting piece of fruit starts with a grower that has a passion for growing great fruit. Passion shows in the way they cultivate the land and in the way they harvest and handle their fruit to ensure you and your family enjoy every piece.

Innovation

From Passion flows Innovation. Beyond the time honored growing practices that define a grower of consistently great produce, what new ideas might yield better tasting, better for you fruit? Our farming partners are always asking, "What if?"

Safety

All of our farming partners believe that safe to eat produce is the best produce. Our partners follow strict protocols through adhering to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s), 3rd party safety audits, and Produce Industry Traceability Initiatives (PTI’s) to ensure that we know where every piece of fruit we sell comes from.

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