I was provided coupons for my participation in this post, all opinions 100% my own.
Eating healthier has me wanting to try different foods, something I never did in my younger years. To try anything new was a very scary thing for me. But now I want to and encourage my family to do so as well.
Fall has some really neat specialty produce out that I’ve never heard of before. I know these fruits and vegetables may not be new to you, but for me a previous apple, grape, banana and white potato girl, they are all unusual to me.
Asian Pear: It’s a pear apple and oh so delicious! They are crunchy like an apple but taste like a pear. Perfect for a quick snack and dipped in natural peanut butter!
Fuyu Persimmon: A delicious sweet and mild flavor appearing like a tomato. These can be eaten at any ripeness stage like an apple. The flavor was almost pumpkin like but very light in flavor.
Purple Sweet Potato: I have never liked sweet potatoes up until two years ago and had no clue there was a purple variety. I haven’t tried it yet but will be tonight. The flesh is purple and intensified when cooked. Frieda’s states the Stokes Purple® differs from other sweet potatoes and yams in its flavor and mouth feel, offering a favorably dryer, denser and richer taste that is not cloyingly sweet. They are also non-GMO!!
Quince: I had to pick up this new fruit not having a clue what it was. They look like a yellow apple and pear, they are very hard to the touch. A quick tweet to Frieda’s on twitter and they told me to make a jam as they form a gel like paste,making them ideal for jams and chutney’s. When cooked they have an apple-pineapple-pear flavor and they turn pink when slow cooked. A good source of Vitamin A, fiber and iron. I will be trying this Quince Oatmeal Crunch recipe soon.
Starfruit: A fruit that is shaped like a star that is cut! Also knows as carambola, this tasty fruit is all edible, crisp and lightly sweetened. I have eaten these almost daily since learning about them.
The above fruits and many other Frieda’s Specialty Produce are in abundance for fall such as Jicama, Baby Kiwi, Specialty Squash and Rhubarb and can be found in supermarkets across North America. My local Tops Markets sells Frieda’s Specialty Produce. Have a Tops near you? Some stores are offering product samples plus you can print a $1.00 off coupon for any Frieda’s brand produce.