Colorful Foods for a Healthy New Year

Showcasing Colorful Produce for a Bright New Year

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The beginning of the year means New Years resolutions and a fresh commitment to healthy eating. Consumers are open to trying self-improvement trends, and new brands look less intimidating. Along with health labels, bright and colorful produce gleams with promise of a “New You.”

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 02

·Pleasant climatic conditions continued through the end of the year –

·Mild showers over the weekend brought 15.7 mm (0.6 inches) of precipitation

·Temperatures continued on the lower end of the tropical spectrum

·A few evenings the minimum temperatures hovered around 18°C ( 68 °F)

·We feel that the likelihood of climatic stress causing NDF is minimized under these conditions

·All good husbandry practices completed in a timely manner resulting in an excellent quality harvest.

·Opportune time to feature pineapples and help customers keep their New Year’s resolutions and eat healthy!

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Delicious Pineapple Detox Smoothie

Start the New Year Fresh with the Perfect Pineapple

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This creamy, 6-ingredient smoothie is made with the Perfect Pineapple, packed with nutrients and immune-boosting goods that will set your New Year’s into gear. Created with coconut, lime, pineapple, and greens, this is a nutrient-packed treat that is great for on-the-go or breakfast in bed.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber 
  • 1 heaping cup cubed The Perfect Pineapple (learn how to slice and dice easily here)
  • 1/2 large ripe, peeled, frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 medium lime, juiced 
  • 1 large handful greens (we like using spinach or kale)
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add The Perfect Pineapple, cucumber, frozen banana, light coconut milk, water, lime juice, greens and ice cubes to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Feeling under the weather and ready to soothe your throat and feel better? Check out how to make your own pineapple cough syrup here.

Original Recipe from Minimalist Baker

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 01, 2019

·Same climatic conditions for four straight weeks – rainfall limited to weekend days:

·Only 30.1 mm (1.2 inches) of precipitation recorded

·Air and soil temperatures dropped by less than one degree

·Harvest age reduction continues with 83% of fruit harvested at 21 WAF

·Quality of fruit is outstanding – great external and internal color and outstanding sugar content

We thank you for your support during 2018 and look forward to continuing to supply you with The Perfect Pineapple during 2019! Happy New Year

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Ring in the New Year with Pineapple

Cheers the New Year with Sparkling Pineapple Libations

Pineapple is a versatile fruit, symbolizing hospitality and offering a number of important health benefits that can do everything from giving your immune system a boost to preventing disease. Add the Perfect Pineapple to your New Year’s traditions and ring in 2019 with health and good cheer. A perfect sipping libation as the ball drops, or to sip on as spring makes its way back to our hemisphere, we have a few of our favorite recipes ready to shake up your holidays.

Pineapple Mimosas

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 52

·Mostly dry during the week and a few showers of moderate intensity during the weekend

·35 mm (1.25 inches) of precipitation recorded

·Overall temperature metrics stable but during 2 evenings the minimum temperatures dropped below 19 degrees C ( 66 degrees F).

·Conventional wisdom says that temperatures below 20°C (68°F) may stress plants into flowering (NDF) but other variables such as overcast and rainy conditions were absent.

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 51

·Dry and sunny conditions continued

·13.2 mm (0.5 inches) of precipitation recorded

·Climatic conditions have allowed us to prepare land for planting through April 2019

·Minimum temperatures dropped slightly but average and soil temperatures stable

·External color and internal conditions are stable and outstanding

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT THE FARMS!

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The Perfect Pineapple Production Report Week 50

·Unseasonably dry weather returned

·Only 19 mm (3/4 inch) of precipitation recorded

·The onset of a moderate “El Nino” is predicted for early next year

·This lowers the probability of cold fronts rolling this far south and causing NDF events

·Quality remains at an excellent level

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Fruit Salad Recipes to Sweeten Up the Table

Delicious Winter Fruit Salad Recipes Your Family Can’t Resist

The chill is in the air, meaning the holidays are upon us. As you prepare to set your holiday table this year, consider a few of these delicious holiday fruit salad recipes to add something sweet before dessert arrives. Packed with immune-boosting Vitamin C and bromelian, pineapple gives an extra boost of the good stuff that your family and friends will love.

Classic Winter Fruit Salad

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Pineapple Purchase Trends of 2018

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Prickly, bright and oh-so-refreshing: there are plenty of reasons for a pineapple! In fact, the overall likelihood of a pineapple purchase has bumped up a full two percentage points from 2017 to 2018, according to Fresh Trends. What exactly drives consumers to take home this sweet fruit?  We want to share with you a full breakdown of pineapple purchasers’ motivations (and why you should be one, too!)

 

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