Twelve apple facts for the holidays

“Twelve Days of Christmas” is one of everyone’s favorite holiday songs, and while we can’t rhyme, we can count, so we’ve put together a list of twelve fun apple facts in the spirit of the year’s twelfth month: One apple a day keeps the doctor away,
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Apple recipes you’ll fall for

With orchardists right in the middle of apple harvest season (ourselves included!), it’s a great time to check out some new recipes to make the most of this year’s crop! Inspired by a truly mouth-watering list from BuzzFeed, “28 Ways To Eat Apples This Fall” and
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The inconvenient truth about convenience

When it comes to eating healthy, particularly with fruits and veggies, the saying “easier said than done” could not be more apt. There’s no shortage of studies on consumer eating habits, and over and over, respondents say how important eating healthy is to them and yet…
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Snack away and keep the pounds at bay!

Many people are surprised to hear that snacks account for around 25% of the total daily calories eaten by the average consumer; that’s about 580 calories a day! And while not everyone agrees that snacking is the way to go, these numbers keep rising and so
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The time is ripe for Arctic® apples

With 2012 coming to a close, many publications have been looking back at the year that was (as we did in last week’s post) and examining the major food trends of the past year. Something that struck us when reading about these trends is that they
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Happy holidays from OSF!

It’s been a fun and eventful year at Okanagan Specialty Fruits and while we’ll provide a 2012 recap in our next blog entry, we wanted to leave you with one last post this year sharing some great apple-themed holiday recipes from some of the world’s top
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Looking out for kids’ diets

Childhood obesity has been on the rise in recent years, with up to one third of children in the U.S. now considered obese. Obesity (weighing over 10% more than recommended) most commonly begins between the ages of 5 and 6, and obese children have an 80%
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Of Halloween and Frankenfood

Halloween is right around the corner and with it comes the annual opportunity to scare ourselves silly for the sheer fun of it. Fright houses, ghoulish costumes, horror movie marathons – those fear-inspired shots of adrenaline, and the laughs of relief that follow them, are indeed
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