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The flesh of a mango is peach-like and juicy. The flavor is pleasant and rich, being high in sugars and acid. Mango is generally sweet, although the taste and texture of the flesh varies across cultivars, some having a soft, pulpy texture similar to an overripe plum, while the flesh of others is firmer, like a cantaloupe or avocado. Learn more about the mango!
New Fruit Tuesday. Called “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papayas were once considered exotic, though they can now be found in markets throughout the year.
Take the Stairs Tuesday. Stop at the top, while holding onto the handrail, place your toes at the edge of the steps and lower your heels. This is a great stretching exercise.
Try an apricot. Apricots are small sweet fruits with a golden orange color, velvety skin and flesh and slightly juicy when perfectly ripe and a delicate aroma. Some describe their flavor as musky, with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. The apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is actually a relative of the plum.
The apricot was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that many thought it to be native there. Apricots have been cultivated in Persia (Iran) since antiquity, and dried apricots were an important commodity on Persian trade routes.
English settlers brought the apricot to North America but most commercial production of apricots in the U.S. comes from the seedlings carried to California by Spanish missionaries. Read more about apricots.
Take the stairs Tuesday. Keep up the good work and choose stairs when you can. Every little bit of physical activity adds up!