Nothing says summer quite like your favorite fresh fruit and vegetables! These warmer months are the peak of the growing season for many of these tasty treats, and their crisp, refreshing flavor is the perfect complement to a sunny day out by the pool or at a picnic. That being said, which of the many delicious fruit out there are particular favorites of Americans, and what kinds of yummy summer dishes can you make with them? Hearn Kirkwood has a few suggestions.
For years now, bananas have made the top of the list when it comes to the U.S.’s favorite fruit. While they are a healthy, potassium-rich food on their own, bananas are also very versatile fruit that can be incorporated into a number of dishes. They are a staple of lunchtime sides like fruit salads, as well as many breakfast foods, like banana bread and muffins. For those trying to eat healthy, a banana is an essential addition to a fruit smoothie- it creates the perfect, creamy texture and pairs well with many other flavors!
You know what they say- one of these a day keeps the doctor away, so Americans must be eating them by the millions! Apples are a classic American favorite thanks to apple pie, but they also can be used outside the realm of dessert foods. Pork and apples, for example, is a popular savory dish that is easy to make and a guaranteed hit with your family!
It’s everybody’s favorite citrus! Whether it’s a nice, cold glass of OJ in the morning or a handful of slices for a snack, oranges are a popular fruit that has one big benefit: Vitamin C. Vitamin C is responsible for keeping you healthy and staving off colds. Oranges, like apples (not that we’re trying to compare), have found their way into savory dinner dishes as well- think of orange chicken, the staple of your favorite Chinese takeout menu.
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Healthy living is easy when you have great recipes! Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia.
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