The Clementine is surely a darling, developed by Father Clement Rodier from a sweet tangerine and the somewhat bitter Seville orange. Clementines have fews seeds and a tangy taste.
Brussels for your muscles! High in vitamin K, C and fiber, Brussels Sprouts also contain the sulphur compound sulforaphane, a powerful glucosinolate phytonutrient formed when cruciferous vegetables are chopped or chewed. It is known to trigger the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer-causing chemicals.
Summer is here, and with it the most delicious of all fruit: fresh berries. Be they strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, berries evolved to be literally irresistible in order to spread their seeds. Taste alone is reason to indulge, but with berries you get to have your cake and eat it too—berries are packed with nutrients, and few foods can compare to their benefits to human health.
By Gretchen Bay
It’s officially summer. And summer means (among other delicious things)—plums! Unlike their stone-fruit cousins peaches and nectarines (which come with white or yellow flesh and skin typically in the yellow-red spectrum), plums come in a wide variety of colors, mainly red, purple, yellow, black, and green. Their flavors range from candy-sweet to sublimely tart and everything in between.
Did you get your first wake-up call about the “whom” conundrum from For Whom the Bell Tolls via Hemingway or Metallica? A high percentage of English speakers waver over the who/whom thing. It ranks first on most grammar mistakes lists, before which/that and lie/lay. The FruitGuys grammarians might suggest putting your pronoun problems to rest and just answering the bell. For whom does the bell toll? It tolls for thee!
Babies on Board By Heidi Lewis
Sweet corn epitomizes summer, and for many it encapsulates a sensual memory from childhood. Do you recall corn picked at its peak, cooked, and brought to the table in steaming heaps? Maybe you were wiggling in your seat from anticipation—or to keep your sunburned legs from sticking to the chair.
Was there a method to your butter application? Or did you eat it left to right like a Looney Tunes chicken with a typewriter bell at the end of the row?
Thinking about superheroes always gets me thinking about Superman, which inevitably gets me thinking about kryptonite. Superman started as a comic strip in the late 1930s and went on to become a successful TV series in the 1950s. By the peak of the show’s popularity, kryptonite had become such a crucial super-plot element, the writers had invented several different colors of it, each with its own effect on the Man of Steel.