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In Season: Mangoes

One of the most celebrated tropical fruits out there, mangoes are ripe for the picking in the next few months. Characterized by juicy, fibrous flesh and an oblong pit in the center, mangoes are refreshing and undeniably delicious. More

Fruit: A Risk vs Reward Analysis

My favorite blog post I've read so far this week is by far the a risk vs. reward analysis of fruit by Justin of Guardedly Optimistic. Here's what he has to say about the humble banana: fruit: bananarisk: lowreward: moderateanalysis: Never a bad choice, the banana is the .290 hitter of fruit. When was the last time you had a surprisingly bad banana? Never, that’s when. More importantly, the banana offers the most easily interpreted warning signs in the fruit family: if it’s slightly green or covered in brown spots, you know you’re rolling the dice. You will most likely never eat a memorable banana, but for a low-risk fruit that pays out solid dividends, you can’t do better.... More

Marketman's Philippine Fruit Index

Marketman’s Philippine Fruit Index: "I was recently reviewing a reference guide which had a section on tropical fruits from this part of the world and I was surprised to note that I seemed to have covered many of the fruits in the book. Turns out that Marketmanila has already featured over 50 locally-grown fruits in the past two years!!" (If you read nothing else, make sure to check out his Mango Slicing 101—it's pretty easy once you know what to do.)... More

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