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Green light means go ahead Make your choice Here’s a list of the Green light or free, fruits go, go, go and eat them up Apples, dried: Dried apples make a great snack food and are easy to transport. Apples, fresh: It makes no difference what variety of apple you choose. My favorite is Golden Delicious. Availability changes with the seasons though Applesauce unsweetened: Applesauce isn’t just for kids! Grownups like this tart sauce too Apricots, dried: Dried apricots make a nice snack-the dense, sweet tart apricot taste can be quite addictive Apricots, fresh: Apricots are a smooth, sweet summer fruit chock-full nutritional goodness Blackberries: Blackberries are as big as your thumb, purple and black and thick with juice. I remember picking these as a kid while catching June bugs and watching for snakes Blueberries: Blueberries are late-summer berries with a very rich taste. They’re great sprinkled ina salad! Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe comes with its own bowl – just cut it in half and scoop out each half with a spoon Cherries, sweet, canned: When you buy canned cherries, you’re getting two for a price of one – the fruit and canned Cherries, sweet, fresh: Go for cherries when possible, and use frozen ones in a pinch. Canned syrupy pie filling is overloaded with sugar and starch, so avoid it Dates: A few dates are all you need to fill up Figs, dried: Dried figs are readily available year-round.The easiest way to chop them is to snip them away with scissors Figs, fresh: Fresh figs are healthy fruit that can satisfy a craving for sweetness Fruit Cocktail: When was the last time you had a serving of this pitch-in dinner specialty? Nectarines: Necktarines are a smooth-skinned variety of peach. They taste best at the height of the season (in late June and July) Oranges: oranges are fall and winter fruit. When eaten raw, none of its precious vitamin C is lost. Papaya: You can bake unripe papayas like squash. They contain papain the dominant ingredient in meat tenderizer Peaches, canned: Canned peaches make a quick dessert for any meal Peaches, fresh: Don’t let a little peach fuzz keep you away. Peaches are delicious and loaded with nutrients Pears, canned: Cut up canned pears and add them to a salad Pears, fresh: You can purchase pears green and they will continue to ripen. They do get sweeter as they ripen! Pineapple, canned: Always buy canned pineapple in its own juice instead of syrup Pineapple, fresh: Known as symbol of hospitality in the south, fresh pineapple makes a sweet dessert Plums, canned: Canned plums are readily available treat. Plums, fresh: Plums come from trees found in every continent in the world except Antarctica Prunes, dried: Prunes are dried, purplish-black, freestone plums. They’re rich in flavor. You can also find them infused with essence of orange and lemon Raisins: Raisins are just dried grapes. They make a handy snack Raspberries: When they are fully ripe, raspberries caps detach. Midsummer is their prime season Strawberries: Strawberries are a super food chock-full of health giving nutrients Tangerines: Tangerines are small, sweet, Chinese oranges. They peel so easily its as if they had a zipper Watermelon: Watermelon is a summertime treat that can’t be beat! Try freezing watermelon juice in ice-cube trays and adding the cubes to drinks

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Date: 2/3/2015 12:51:00 AM
G'day Jaqueline... Very Informative. I once grew many of these fruit and I second what you say. Have you tried feijoa, kiwi fruit, and cherry guava? Thank you Jaqueline - Lindsay
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