Most Expensive Foods: Japan’s Densuke Watermelons


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When asked to describe a watermelon, one might use the colors red, white, green, or pink. How about black? The Densuke watermelon is a Japanese favorite and differs from its traditional (and less expensive) cousin in its rich black coloring.

Only grown on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, Densuke watermelons are known for their dark, flawless skin and sweet, crisp flesh. An absolute rarity, the first 100 of the initial harvesting season usually sell for hefty prices (Be prepared to spend $4000-$6000). Square shaped Densukes are even more expensive than their bowling ball counterparts. Only about 10,000 of the generally heavy fruits are harvested annually.

Find out more about the Densuke and the many other colorful watermelon varieties here.

Berry Important Info: How to Keep Berries Fresh

The key to preventing moldy berries? Vinegar! When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want, (though the mixture is so diluted I find you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.

The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

Take the Bite out of Cancer: Edible Arrangements

arngmnt_bCncr_1Breast Cancer is a subject close to my heart.  My grandmother passed not from the Cancer but she did live without one breast for more than 30 years.  This goes out to all those affected by Cancer in their family.- Crystal Johnson- CEO, Spectrum Entertainment/MCCN

Edible Arrangements has established a charitable gift giving program with the National Breast Cancer Foundation on a national and local level as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month each October. Locations throughout Canada have established a relationship with the Breast Cancer Society of America.

Click to See the Variety Arrangements to Support the Cause

Canada. This partnership has been a positive one for the corporate office, store owners, employees and our customers whose lives may have been affected by Breast Cancer. We hope to continue this partnership for the years to come.
For Donations on a local level contact a store near you.  The Breast Cancer Awareness Bouquet and Awareness Celebration are available for purchase throughout the month of October:
Foundation, Inc(“NBCF”). NBCF incrUSA:eases breast cancer awareness and provides funding for free mammograms to needy women. Contact NBCF at Campaign conducted without compensation by Edible Arrangements International Inc., 95 Barnes Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492. No portion of the purchase price is tax deductable

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