A (brief) History Of The Apple

Apples have been with us for centuries. Recognized today as a symbol of knowledge and health, the apple first made an appearance in literature as early as the 12th century. They might be known ‘as American as apple pie’ but apples play a prominent role in
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Unpacking the Food Trends of 2018

At the start of every year we see a deluge of articles about food trends. If you feel overwhelmed by the abundance of information, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to peel back the media hype and find something we can really sink our teeth
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Feed Your Brain

How do you feed your brain? For years researchers have been looking into how different foods and nutrients can help your brain, though in many ways this is still a growing field of study. Focus on different nutrients may vary based on your stage in life,
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Reflecting on 2017: Best of Our Blog

Our team at Okanagan Specialty Fruits will always remember 2017 as the year that nonbrowning Arctic® apples first hit stores, but there were plenty of other highlights from the past 12 months! So, for our first blog post of 2018, we wanted to look back at
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Cheers to the holidays!

The holiday season is such a wonderful time of year! Nothing gets my family in the holiday spirit quicker than enjoying some fun outdoor winter activities together. I love to go skiing or sneaking in a quick workout on the snowshoes after a fresh snowfall. My
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Healthy trails to you!

I spent much of this past fall on the road and in the air meeting with people to talk about apples, agriculture, and science. While I love the opportunity to see new places and meet with people, it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle
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The Recipe for a Cozy Winter

My home province of Manitoba is well known for being cold, so much so that it’s referred to as ‘Mani-snow-ba’, and our capital city, Winnipeg, come by the moniker ‘Winterpeg’ honestly (it’s sometimes colder than Mars!). This year the snow started falling earlier than usual, so
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