UK Fruit

How To Buy Fruit That's Perfectly Ripe And Hasn't Gone Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Think you know how to buy fruit? Think again.... Picking the perfect plum, peach or pear requires more than a quick trip to the supermarket. To...

We Want This New Freaky Apple And We Want It Now

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Move over Pink Ladies, there's a new - and some might say, more colourful - apple on the block. A new breed of yellow and orange-skinned apples wit...

How To Chop A Mango (Without Creating A Sticky Mess)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mangoes: cute and inoffensive on the outside, not so lovely when it comes to chopping into them. If you've ever been faced with a mango and thought...

A Very Good Reason To Start Eating Fruit...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fruit fanatics rejoice: a new study has discovered that eating fruit every day could improve your health, as it can reduce the risk of heart and arter...

Why Your Five A Day Is Pointless

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health experts recently advised us we should be eating more than five portions of fruit and veg per day - but new research shows upping our intake may...

How Much Vitamin C Is In Your Fruit?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Getting enough Vitamin C is essential for our health, and the good news is it can be found in most fruits. According to the NHS, vitamin C helps ...

What Are the Best Fruits From a Nutrition Nerd's Perspective?

Christopher James Clark | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

Everyone knows fruit is healthy, but surely not all fruit is created equal. From a nutritional perspective, when deciding which fruits to eat, we should favor those with more of the good stuff and less of the questionable stuff. The good stuff is vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. The questionable stuff is sugar.

This Amazing Fruit Is Packed With Gluten-Free Carbs And Protein

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Watch out folks, there's a new wonder food in town, and it promises to make a big difference to the world. Breadfruit has been heralded as a 'wond...

Revealed: The 'Powerhouse' Fruit And Veg We Should All Be Eating More Of

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know we should try to get our five a day (or seven if we're being really sensible), but which fruits and vegetables are the best to eat? Re...

Pyschoda Seeks Cuckoo Pint

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I have observed the Cuckoo Pint for several years now. This year, the flowers appeared later than usual but were pollinated faster than 2013. The pollination of the flowers occurred in June last year and the fruit ripened in August. We are still in May and the flowers have been pollinated already.

Vegetables - The Elixir of Life?

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

What if I said that I could help you reduce the risk of dying before your time by 42%? Where do I sign, I hear you say? I'm not looking for you to go on an Indiana Jones style quest or even sign away your life possessions. All I ask is that you up your fruit and vegetable intake. Is that it????

'I Eat Up To 51 Bananas Per Day': Woman Credits Raw Vegan Diet For Her Weight Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Freelee, the self-proclaimed 'diet guru', who eats as many as 51 bananas per day in a bid to stay slim and healthy - unsurprisingly she's also kn...

Is the New 'Seven Fruits and Vegetables a Day' Recommendation Really Achievable?

Imogen Groome | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

Upon Googling the phrase "7 fruits and vegetables a day", I am greeted with a plethora of articles and blogs with contrasting statistics and opinions. Some pages are telling the general public to eat 7 portions, some advise 10...

How To Whiten Your Teeth With A Banana, And Other Crazy Uses For Fruit

The Huffington Post UK/Buzzfeed | Rachael Getzels | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So, you thought fruit was just another part of a balanced diet right? Well you're wrong. It's so much more. From using lemon as deodorant to rubbi...

Have You Had Your SEVEN A Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Five helpings of fruit and vegetables a day may not be enough, new research suggests, and seven portions every day could have a more protective effect...

Giant King Strawberries To Go On Sale (And Just In Time For Valentine's Day)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Giant strawberries larger than the average egg and big enough for sharing have gone on sale across the UK in time for Valentine's Day. Marks & Spen...

Another Variety Of World's Stinkiest Fruit Arrives In the UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Is it an open sewer? A soiled nappy? No, that wondrous smell is the fragrance of durian, the world's stinkiest fruit. It honks so bad that in Sing...

Purple Tomato Juice Anyone?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Norwich scientists are on the brink of harvesting their first crop of genetically modified purple tomatoes. Said to be packed with health benefits ...

Eat The Ugly Veg, Says Tesco

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK

Fussy customers who reject misshapen fruit and vegetables need to be educated about food waste, Tesco has told MPs. The supermarket said "wonky" pr...

Free School Lunches Are Important

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

The simple reality is, school lunches being free to students in need are a life saver, help students to grow and achieve what they need. However they are not the most healthy or most reasonably priced things out there.

Avozilla: The Giant Avocado That Guacamole Lovers Have Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

There's only one thing HuffPost UK Lifestyle love more than avocados, and that's big fat avocados. So imagine our delight when we came across the ...

Eating Fruit Can Reduce The Risk Of Which Disease?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain, almost 90% of people who have diabetes are diagnosed with type 2 - where the body produces some but not sufficient insulin. Unlike typ...

Where Have All the Markets Gone?

Russell Norman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Russell Norman

Simply put, London is rubbish at food markets. Yes, we have Borough Market (inexplicably only open three days a week) and we have some very decent farmers' markets in suburban car parks, but there is nowhere in the capital that comes even close to the glorious Rialto Market in Venice or the sumptuous San Miguel Market in Madrid or the vibrant Cours Saleya Flower market in Nice.

WATCH: How To Cut Up A Watermelon In 20 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Well, 21 seconds, to be precise. But, hey - we're still inordinately impressed by the chap in this new viral video, whose way with a watermelon (and a...

Taking A French Pastry Class

Ben Falk | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Falk

Want to know why a financier is called a financier? And no, I don't mean that kind, I mean the cakey type. Because the tins they are traditionally cooked in makes them look like gold bullion. There, you've learned something. It wasn't the only thing I learned on my French pastry course...