Weight Equivalents: Peach / Nectarine

Peaches and Nectarines are the same species, but for commercial purposes are considered two different fruits. The trees originated in Northwest China and were spread through trade and conquest (Armies and camp followers dropping the pits after eating the fruit).. Peaches/Nectarines should be firm, with no bruising, cuts, or soft spots. How … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Lemons

The origin of Lemons is unknown, although they may have originated  in Burma or China. Genetic research of lemons show that they are a hybrid of sour orange and citron. Lemons are high in vitamin C and are thought to have many health benefits. Look for smooth skinned, firm fruits. Avoid blotchy, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Oranges

Oranges probably originated in in Southeast Asia and spread westward through trade with China. Oranges are high in vitamin C and are thought to have many health benefits. Look for smooth skinned, firm fruits. Avoid blotchy, mushy, or oversoft fruits. How much does an orange weigh? Oranges, Common Commercial Large 3-1/16″ Dia … Read more