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Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

At first the health benefits of cantaloupe may not seem as many as with other fruits. Coming in at a low 54 calories per cup, it provides 78% of vitamin C. Cantaloupes are “in-season” June – August. Cantaloupes are members of the cucurbit family of plants (Cucurbitaceae). The cucurbit family of plants includes cucumbers, pumpkins, […]

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Health Benefits of Peaches

With the arrival of summer comes annual trips to roadside stands and farmers’ markets where well-loved assortments of Texas’ succulent peaches arrive in consecutive waves, peaking in July and August, through the Labor Day holiday. According to the first Texas census, peaches were mentioned as a commercial crop in 1890, and by 1910, the peach […]

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