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    Pears

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    Pears

    A member of the rose family, pears are related to apples and fall into two main categories: European and Asian

    How to Select

    Look for firm, fragrant, unblemished pears. Select ripe fruit if you will be using them within a couple of days. Select firmer, slightly underripe pears if you plan to use them later in the week.

    How to Store

    Store unripe pears at room temperature until ripe (for up to a week). Store ripe pears in the coldest part of the refrigerator away from aromatic foods like onions for 3-5 days.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free; cholesterol free; sodium free; packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

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    Apples

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    Apples

    New Jersey ranks 7th in the nation in apple production with more than 30 different type of varieties including Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, McIntouch, Pink Lady and Stayman Winesap.

    How to Select

    Choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples with intact stems. Should smell fresh, not musty.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate apples in plastic bag away from strong-odored foods. Use within 3 weeks.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; high source of dietary fiber.

    In season from 8/15-12/31

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    Winter Squash

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    Winter Squash

    Winter squash are not only economical, they are deliciously rich in nutrition.

    How to Select

    For all squash varieties, choose glossy, small- to medium-sized squash, heavy for size.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate summer squash for use within 3-4 days.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; low calorie; high in vitamin C.

    In season from 8/15-11/15

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    Parsnips

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    Parsnips

    Parsnips are sweetest after a frost. In Europe they were used to sweeten jams and cakes before sugar became widely available.

    How to Select

    Choose parsnips that are firm and dry without pits. Smaller ones may be more flavorful and tender.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate parsnips unwashed in an unsealed bag for 3 weeks or more.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free, cholesterol free, very low sodium, good source of vitamin C, folate and fiber.

    In season from 9/1-12/31

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    Sweet Potatoes

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    Sweet Potatoes

    These edible roots are usually labeled either sweet potatoes or yams but, unlike potatoes, they are members of the morning glory family. Calling these veggies yams is a misnomer. True yams are native to Africa and are from a different botanical group.

    How to Select

    Choose firm, small- to medium-sized potatoes with smooth skin. Avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes.

    How to Store

    Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark place for use within 3-5 weeks.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; good source of dietary fiber; high in vitamin A; high in vitamin C; good source of potassium.

    In season from 9/15-12/15

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    Pumpkins

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    Pumpkins

    The pumpkin is indigenous to North America. Halloween pumpkins are edible and the source of canned pumpkin.

    How to Select

    Select pumpkins that are firm and heavy for their size.

    How to Store

    Store pumpkins in a cool, dark place for up to two months.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, good source of vitamin C, excellent source of vitamin A.

    In season from 9/15-10/10

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    Cranberries

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    Cranberries

    Cranberries are native to North America and are so called because the flowers resemble cranes. NJ ranks 3rd in the nation in cranberry production.

    How to Select

    Choose cranberries that are firm and not shriveled or decayed.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate cranberries for up to 2 months or freeze for future use.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

    In season from 10/5-12/31

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    Broccoli

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    Broccoli

    Broccoli is a cabbage family vegetable grown for its nutritious flower heads.

    How to Select

    Choose odorless broccoli heads with tight, bluish-green florets.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate broccoli and use within 3-5 days.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Low fat; saturated fat free; low sodium; cholesterol free; high in vitamin C; high in folate; good source of dietary fiber; good source of potassium.

    In season from 10/5-11/25

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    Cauliflower

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    Cauliflower

    Not all cauliflower is white! Try purple and orange cauliflower too.

    How to Select

    Choose cauliflower with compact, creamy white curds and bright green, firmly attached leaves. Avoid brown spots or loose sections that are spread out.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate cauliflower in plastic bag up to 5 days.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Fat free; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free; low calorie; high in vitamin C; good source of folate.

    In season from 10/5-11/30

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    Brussel Sprouts

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    Brussel Sprouts

    These veggies aren’t really baby cabbages, but are in the same plant family and grow on stalks.

    How to Select

    Choose firm, compact, bright green brussels sprouts heads. Buy on stalk when possible.

    How to Store

    Refrigerate brussels sprouts in plastic bag up to 1 week.

    Nutrition Benefits

    Low fat; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free; low calorie; good source of dietary  fiber; high in vitamin C; good source of folate.

    In season from 10/15-11/30

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