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Avocado

Avocados are tropical fruits that are cultivated on tropical trees. Avocados are available in a variety of colors, from green to practically black. Avocados are available in over a hundred varieties. All year long, avocados are available. Salads, guacamole, sandwiches, and as a garnish on Mexican cuisine all feature them. Avocados are creamy in texture and have a mildly nutty flavor. They are…
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Asparagus

Asparagus are long, slender stalks available in white, purple, or green. They herald the arrival of spring for many people, as it is their peak season. Each stalk terminates in a cluster of pointy buds. The most popular variety is green asparagus, which has stalks that range in length from 6 to 10 inches. They may have a blush of purple near the tip. While white asparagus is taken as soon as it…
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Asiago Cheese

Photo by: italianmarket.ca Italy gave birth to Asiago. It is a dairy product created from cow’s milk that has been shaped into huge wheels. It features a rind and an inside that ranges from white to yellow, depending on the cheese’s age. It may have a variety of apertures or eyes, ranging from small to medium in size. It matures into a hard, gritty material that is suitable for…
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Asadero Cheese

Photo by: cornershopapp.com Asadero is a semi-soft Mexican cheese. Its texture is solid and silky, and its flavor is somewhat tart. It has a mozzarella-like texture and melts beautifully. It is available in braids, loaves, and balls and has a smooth, glossy finish. It may be used in place of Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese. Occasionally, it is referred to as Oaxaca, after the town in Mexico…
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Arugula

Arugula is a peppery mustard-flavored salad green that is slightly bitter and aromatic. In the spring, it is offered in bunches and is frequently used in spring greens mixes. Purchasing and Storage: Look for crisp, unwilted leaves that are free of yellow leaves. Cellophane is frequently used to wrap iceberg heads. Others are packaged in plastic or are sold unwrapped. Keep in a produce bin…
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Artichokes, Artichoke Hearts, Baby Artichokes

A true artichoke is the blossom bud of a thistle-like plant. The most common type is globe artichokes. While artichokes are accessible all year, they are at their peak in late April.The outer leaves, inner leaves, stem, heart, and choke are all parts of the artichoke. To prepare, the outer leaves that are damaged or tough are removed. Stalk or stem should be twisted off. Eliminate the…
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Apricot

Apricots are members of the peach family. It is petite, pale yellow to dark orange in color with a pink blush, and has a well-balanced flavor. Apricots feature only one pit and can easily cut in two. Apricots have a brief season, from late summer to early fall. They are consumed whole, skin and all. While many apricots are consumed as a snack, they can also be used in desserts, cobblers, or…
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Apple Sauce

Applesauce is a purée of cooked apples, sugar, and occasionally spices. It might be smooth or chunky in texture. To cut calories in certain baked items, applesauce can be used for oil. Applesauce should be used in the same proportion as oil. Purchasing and Storage: Applesauce is available at most grocery stores in the canned fruit area.It is available in jars and snack-size plastic…
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Apple

Apples have been cultivated for thousands of years. It is a highly popular fruit that comes in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes, flavors, and textures. Sweet to sour flavors are available, as is a soft, almost mushy texture to a highly crisp texture. Apples are high in vitamin C and fiber. Apples are widely consumed and are also used in salads, pies and other baked items, as well as in…
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