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This Fourth of July, Make Pineapple Your New Favorite Ingredient

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Trust Us – This Tropical Fruit Is Sure to Shine at Your Backyard Barbecue

Get your grill out, light the sparklers, and chop the pineapple – it’s almost the Fourth of July! Though celebrations may look a little different this year, we’ll never turn down the opportunity to cook up a delicious meal. From spicy-sweet pineapple cocktails to start to creamy pineapple and coconut ice cream to end the night, we’ve got a tropical menu that’ll take your backyard barbecue to the next level – whether shared in person with family or enjoyed over Zoom with socially-distanced friends. Read on to find our picks for Perfect Pineapple recipes to cook up this Independence Day.

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Get Ready for Summer with These Pineapple Merchandising Tips

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From Grilling to Picnics, Summer is the Perfect Time to Drive Up Pineapple Sales

With summer here, customers are eager to enjoy picnics, eat light and refreshing meals, and, of course, grill. With plenty of holidays, including the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day, summer is a peak season for produce. Although Costa Rican pineapples are available year-round, their tropical flavor makes them a natural fit for the summer. Read on to discover some of our top tips on encouraging your customers to buy pineapple this summer.

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Chestnut Hill Farms Launches Partnership to Provide Organic Fair-Trade Bananas to North America

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Chestnut Hill Farms Partners with Organic Fair-Trade Banana Company to Expand Mission of Sustainability & Social Responsibility through Quality Produce

We’re thrilled to announce that Chestnut Hill Farms, LLC and Fresh Fruit Holdings (FFH) have agreed that Chestnut Hill Farms will coordinate sales, logistics and marketing efforts of FFH’s organic and sustainably grown bananas in North America and certain other markets where Chestnut Hill Farms has a presence. 

“We believe that organic, fair-trade produce is an under-represented category in North America that will continue to grow as consumer demand shifts,” said Raul Romero, president of Chestnut Hill Farms.

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Cool Off This Summer with a Frosty Pineapple Smoothie

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Get Blending to Celebrate Summer and National Smoothie Day

With National Smoothie Day sharing a weekend with the first day of summer, there’s no better excuse to get your blender out and enjoy a frosty, fruity beverage. Even better, pineapple pairs perfectly with a wide range of flavors, offering endless ways to blend up this tropical fruit. From enjoying a healthy green smoothie as a way of boosting our vegetable intake to whipping up an alcohol-free pina colada that could easily substitute for dessert, there’s a smoothie recipe out there for everyone. Read on to discover four of our favorites and get ready to blend this June 21.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Bromelain with Pineapple

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This Enzyme is Just Another Reason Pineapple is a Super Fruit

In need of another reason to love pineapple? The tropical fruit is the only natural source of bromelain, an enzyme mixture that has been shown to have numerous health benefits. From promoting digestion to helping treat hay fever, bromelain is used around the world to keep us healthy and strong. Read on to learn more about this powerful nutrient, as well as ways to add a bit more bromelain to your diet.  

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Celebrate National Cider Day with Home Brewed Tepache de Piña

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This Fermented Tropical Cider Is Your New Favorite Summer Drink

Whether you call it pineapple cider, pineapple beer, or tepache, this lightly fizzy, fermented drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. Frequently brewed South and Central America, tepache puts a tropical twist on fruity beverages and is a great way to use up pineapple scraps that would otherwise be thrown in the bin. With just a few ingredients – and a few days to spare – anyone can create this delicious drink at home. Read on to learn more about pineapple cider and for tips on brewing a batch for yourself.

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Snack Time! 4 Simple & Nutritious Pineapple Recipes to Keep You Going All Day

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Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C With These Tropical Snacks

Whether you start longing for something sugary around 3 or you’re dreaming of a bag of chips at 4, it can be hard to resist unhealthy temptations when you’re hungry. To help combat our habit of making questionable, cravings-fueled decisions about our snacks, it’s best to keep some more nutritious options nearby. So that you can be ready for snack time when hunger hits, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite pineapple snacks – all with 5 ingredients or less, and all full of good-for-you nutrients that are ready to give you the energy you need to finish the day.

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How Chestnut Hill Farms Partner The Fructus Foundation is Creating Change in Costa Rica

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From Scholarships to Business Opportunities, The Fructus Foundation is Supporting Our Costa Rican Community

As a company, one of our core values is giving back. We’re always looking for new ways to support our community through both sustainability efforts and social programs. That’s why we’re proud to be long-time partners of The Fructus Foundation, or Fundación Fruktus, a local charity established in Costa Rica. This group works to implement a wide variety of programs in the country, from developing infrastructure to providing scholarships to supporting local low-income families. Through their initiatives, they seek to build and support sustainable communities while creating opportunities for the future. Read on to discover just some of the fantastic projects The Fructus Foundation completed in 2019, as well as some of the goals it has planned for 2020.

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Stay Hydrated This Summer with Pineapple-Infused Water

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Add Tropical Flavor to Your Everyday Drinking Water

Looking for a great way to stay healthy and hydrated this summer? Try adding pineapple to your everyday drinking water! Pineapples provide a multitude of health benefits including supporting the immune system, improving eye health, and promoting heart function. Tossing some fruit into your everyday water is a simple way to obtain extra vitamins and give your drink a sweet taste and tropical flavor! With just a few ingredients, pineapple-infused water is easy to make and can be enjoyed during any time of the day. Read on for some of our favorites to try for yourself.

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When It Comes to Vitamin C, Pineapple is Queen

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Pineapple Packs in More Vitamin C per Cup than Citrus Fruits

When it comes to nutrients, vitamin C is one of the most well-known. From strengthening the immune system to improving your mood to reducing the risk of heart disease, this vitamin is a powerhouse. Even better? No expensive supplements are needed here – your daily dose of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, can be obtained through delicious and affordable fruits and vegetables like pineapple. This tropical fruit contains more vitamin C per serving than citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges, making it an excellent choice for boosting your daily nutrient consumption. Read on to learn more about the value of vitamin C and how to add some more pineapple power to your diet.

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