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Generations of Avocado Farmers

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado is on the weekly grocery list for many American shoppers, but it hasn’t always been that way. Over the last decade, the availability and quality of avocados in the supermarkets has skyrocketed all across the US. This has led to an increased demand in avocados, and therefore many… Read more »

The Story Behind Mexican Avocados

Article Courtesy of Equal Exchange The avocado has become a staple on the menus of restaurants, a favorite first food for new babies, and a must-have for foodies everywhere. We know we love it, but what else do we know about the Mexican avocado? Avocado lovers in the U.S. may have noticed that there have… Read more »

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Here are some fun menu ideas to help you create a great morning for Mom. And remember: she shouldn’t have to lift a finger – especially not to clean up afterwards. Mother’s Day Menu Tea & Coffee w/ honey, sugar, lemon, cream – however she likes it! Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Valencia oranges make the… Read more »

4 Ingredient Superfood Smoothie in Under 5 Minutes

If you are in the mood for a smoothie that is as quick to make as it is delicious and healthy, this is for you. (And for the people who might say that they would never put an Avocado in a shake – try it, and then judge again…!) This smoothie is especially perfect before or… Read more »

15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

1. Egg Substitute. For an egg substitute in chewy baking recipes, replace one egg with one ripened mashed banana. Great idea for infants and vegans. 2. Shine Your Shoes. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes, wallet or hip jacket. Just wipe away the residue with a lint-free cloth. 3. Clean… Read more »

Coconut’s 25 Best Health & Beauty Uses: Health

Follow enough health and beauty journals, and you could easily find yourself wondering, “is there anything coconut oil cannot do?” If you want the the full story about this miracle fruit, take a listen to our interview with the foremost expert on coconut, Dr. Bruce Fife of the Coconut Research Center. But if you’re just looking… Read more »

How the Peru Floods Impacted Banana Farmer Partners

By: Mildred Alvarado, Producer Relations, Equal Exchange Bananas The first five months of the year are usually the most difficult for our Peruvian banana farmer partners due to weather difficulties. Problems due to the rainy season are expected. However, what’s happening this year is unusual. We asked Leticia Gutierrez, a producer and the Logistics Coordinator… Read more »

3 Ways to Hydrate with Vitamins & Minerals

Hydration is essential to health. When our bodies do not get enough caffeine and sugar-free fluid, we can experience any of the following symptoms: Mental fog and confusion Exhaustion Dizziness Poor digestion and constipation Irregular body temperature and fluctuations Weight gain Experts recommend drinking 1 oz of water for every kg of body weight (roughly… Read more »

8 Reasons to Love Bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruit on Earth – for good reasons: They are full of nutrients, delicious, and come in their own handy packaging! At about 100 calories, a medium-size banana boosts 11 minerals, 6 vitamins, and, of course, potassium, an important electrolyte that aids in the optimal functioning and health of… Read more »