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Get the Scoop on Avocados

Everyone knows avocados are wonderful for making guacamole or dips. But that doesn't stop this unique fruit from being added to everything from your favorite salad to sandwiches, sushi, entrées, dessert, and smoothies. Heck, we even added it to our award winning poke! There are so many ways to eat this fruit and there are some great health benefits too. Did you know that avocados contain 60% more potassium than bananas? These nutrient dense fruits are also sodium and ... more »

Di Stefano Burrata – Cheese Heaven!

What is a Buratta, you ask? It's true that not too many people have even heard of Burrata, but I just discovered this brand and it is simply wonderful!

Di Stefano Burrata is exactly the kind of business we love supporting, a family owned and operated dairy based in Southern California that is dedicated to only producing one product, Burrata! Small production, attention to detail, passion for quality and family pride make this the most authentic Burrata ... more »

Take the Bag Challenge

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new program we kicked off at Foodland earlier this week! Our Take the Bag Challenge invites customers to join us in committing to use only reusable bags when they shop over the next six weeks and our hope is that we can change habits, help protect Hawaii’s environment and reduce our plastic bag usage by 50%! It’s a big goal, but one we are confident we can achieve with your help!

South African Wine a Hit at Mauna Lani

We poured wine for an event at our Mauna Lani Foodland Farms last weekend for about 200 Big Island wine enthusiasts. The hit of the show was definitely the Ernst & Company Pinotage.

Celebrating Give Aloha

O ka pono ke hanaʻia a iho mai na lani.

The phrase – which when translated means “Continue to do good until the heavens come down to you” – is displayed prominently at our Aina Haina store. And it was these words that Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, quoted at our annual Give Aloha celebration today as she conveyed the importance of the Give Aloha program to PBS Hawaii and other non-profits throughout the state.

Are you drinking Coconut Water?

If not, then you should be. A lot of people have been asking me lately, "Simon, what's the big deal about coconut water?" Celebrities and health fanatics alike have been raving about the wonders of coconut water, so I did a little research and here's what I've learned. Coconut water is the second purest liquid next to water itself! This pure water comes from unripe or green coconuts. When the coconut is ripe, the water inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the ... more »

Hau Terrace for Special Events

Foodland was honored to do the floral arrangements for an annual awards dinner at the Hau Terrace at the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The Hau Terrace is a spectacular special events venue with Diamond Head as a backdrop and the gorgeous blue Pacific Ocean as the horizon.

Perfect Poinsettias

There are certain flowers and plants that really evoke a specific season or time of year. For winter, Poinsettias sing candy canes and Happy Holidays. Poinsettias are blooming plants that start with deep green leaves. The top leaves of the Poinsettia are called bracts and these are the leaves that turn red, orange, pale green, cream, pink, white or even marbled. So, it is an interesting notion that what we would think are vivid colored petals of Poinsettias are actually special leaves.

Locally Grown Upcountry Statice

It is always very exciting to feature a new locally grown floral item. This Upcountry Statice Bunch comes to us from a grower in Kula, Maui.

The Upcountry Statice Bunches come in a rainbow of lavender, fuchsia, purple, copper and yellow. Statice is a long lasting flower that can not only be enjoyed as a fresh cut flower in water but it can also be dried and enjoyed out of water too.

Pictured here to the left is an Upcountry Statice Bunch simply arranged in a mason jar with ... more »

To go Greek or not to go Greek. That is the question.

Is there a difference between Greek yogurt and standard yogurt? Yes, there is. Read on to see how they offer different health benefits.

Greek Yogurt

• Protein: Average around 20 grams
• Carbohydrates: 9-11 grams
• Contains 50% less sodium than standard yogurt.
• Its thick and creamy consistency makes this the better yogurt to use for dips.

Standard Yogurt

• Protein: Average between 10-12 ... more »

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