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Carrots

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Motivation Rule #1: Carrots work better than sticks Daucus carota sativa History Most probably native to the region of Afghanistan, where there still exists the greatest diversity, the carrot has not always been orange nor so very sweet. Purple was the colour of the first carrot, coloured by anthocyanidins. During the 9th and 10th centuries, […]

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Bananas

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Wecome to the banana republic Musa acuminata History The banana plant, a giant perennial herb, and its long slender fruit have been known and used since ancient times, surprisingly even before the cultivation of rice. The banana’s origin is thought to be East Asia and Oceania. From there, the originally red and green varieties spread […]

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Avocados

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

A finer pear there never was.. Persea americana History The avocado is originally from southern Mexico and Central America. A member of the laurel family, the fruit matures on the tree but only ripens when picked. There are about 500 varieties and they grow only in tropical climates. At their peak, the avocado contains a […]

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Apples

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

You’re the Apple Of my Eye Malus sylvestris, Malus pumila History Probably a native of the Caucasus Mountains of western Asia and Turkey where carbonised apples dating to 6500 BCE have been found (almost as old as the ones in the supermarket!). The English word ‘apple’ comes from the Italian province Abela, where the modern […]

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Supporting AUSSIE farmers

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

At freshorganics.com.au our pledge is to source our products as locally as possible, and always, ALWAYS, choose AUSSIE products over imported. Our hardworking Aussie organic farmers deserve our, and your, support. While very little certified organic fruit & vegetables are imported into Australia, it does happen. Over the last few years we’ve seen kiwifruit from […]

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The Monkeys Told Us To

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Monkeys go Ape over Organic Bananas Animals at Copenhagen Zoo are going ape over organic bananas and other fruits, rejecting traditional foods left in their cages according to zookeepers. “For one reason or another, the tapirs and chimpanzees are choosing organically grown bananas over the others,” keeper Niels Melchiorsen told the magazine Oekologisk Jordbrug (Organic […]

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Say NO to cancer

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Cancer is a big killer in Australia. One in three Australian men and one in four Australian women will develop cancer by the age of 75. Over a quarter of all deaths each year in Australia are due to cancer. These sobering statistics mean that if you want to avoid cancer in a stressful and […]

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It’s better for you

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Organic food is good for you By nutritionist, researcher and Farm Fresh Organics co-founder Shane Heaton As a clinical nutritionist I have a keen interest in food quality and how it affects health. You should too. In your lifetime you’ll consume 100 tonnes of food and drink, representing an enormous interaction with your environment and […]

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Six Good Reasons to Eat Organic

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 | crankit

Why should I go organic? Going organic is like voting with your fork. Voting for the kind of agriculture you want to support and the kind of environment you want to leave future generations. In your lifetime you’ll consume over 100 tonnes of food and drink, representing not only a huge influence on your own […]

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