When are pears ripe?Pears are a perfect winter fruit to be added to your favorite baked dishes, savory meals or simply enjoyed on their own! When selecting pears, gently press your thumb at the neck to test for ripeness: the more give you feel, the riper the pear is. Store at room temperature until they reach optimal ripeness, then refrigerate. Here are some of the pears you will find at Sprouts this season:
BARTLETTDelivering a blast of super sweet juice, the Bartlett pear has a definitive flavor perfect for eating fresh out of hand. Prep Tip: Try it sliced in a green salad with your favorite dressing.
ASIANEnjoyable at various stages, the Concorde Pear is very sweet and Aromatic with a juicy, sweet-tart flavor and frim texture. Prep Tip: Crisp and firm like an apple, these can be enjoyed both raw and cooked in baked goods, salads or juiced for marinades and sauces.
GEMMild and sweet in flavor. Prep Tip: Enjoy atop savory salads when the skin has a slight yellow and red tint.
BOSCButtery, with honey sweetness and juiciness, Bosc pears are more flavorful early in the ripening process. Prep Tip: More firm than other pears, Bosc are perfect for baking and pair well with strong spices such as cinnamon, clove or nutmeg.
FORELLETangy, sweet and delicious these bite-size delights are a wonder you don’t want to miss. Prep Tip: Because of their size, Forelles are typically not the best choice for recipes. Although, they may be able to brighten up your salad, they are ideal for snacking.
D’ANJOUJuicy with a subtle sweetness and hints of refreshing lemon-lime. Prep Tip: Holding up well in heated applications, this pear is great for baking, roasting and grilling.
COMICEExceptionally buttery and sweet, the Comice pear has silky flesh that is very fragile. Prep Tip: Because of its softness, you will find no better compliment when served with cheeses such as Brie or Blue.
SECKELCreamy, crisp and juicy, the Seckel pear has the sweetest flavor profile of all the pear varieties. Prep Tip: Known as a dessert pear, Seckels are perfect for adding to holiday gift baskets or an after dinner treat.
RED D’ANJOUJuicy with subtle sweet flavors and a buttery finish, Red D’Anjou’s have hints of lemon and lime. Prep Tip: Although the taste is similar to Green D’Anjous in cooking recipes, the red variety adds more visual appeal to your favorite salads.
Need some pear-fect inspiration? Check out these tasty recipes:
Spiced Pear Pudding TartGet recipe
Holiday Pear & Pomegranate SaladGet recipe
Gluten-free Pear CobblerGet recipe
Did you know?
Pears are rich in copper, folate, manganese, potassium and vitamin K. These powerful fruits are a great way to boost your daily nutrient intake!
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Dive into the freshest seafood around!During our Seafood Showcase, you can explore a unique variety of tasty seafood on sale for a limited time only! Catch the best deals and try something new like Alaskan Halibut, Colossal Scallops or Wild Opah from Hawaii. Shop these and other fresh varieties in-store this weekend only, Nov. 6–8.
Meet Bluehouse SalmonThere’s something in the water—and it’s happening on land! Bluehouse Salmon is changing how salmon is being raised with earth-friendly practices. Bluehouses do for salmon, what greenhouses do for vegetation; they provide an ideal environment for salmon to thrive. Bluehouse salmon are provided waters with the perfect current, temperature, and salinity for health and well-being at each stage of growth. The culmination of environmental factors and care, means a naturally delicious salmon, every time.
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Did you know?There are hundreds of different apple varieties grown in the U.S., and new ones are being discovered all the time. As the major crops come in, Sprouts may carry up to 20 different types of apples, including organic, throughout the season, but in many cases the availability is limited, so you have to act fast! Apple sweetness, texture and uses can vary depending on the type of apple. We’ve rounded up some tips and tricks to learn more about your favorite apple varieties, including some unique ones too!
- Apple skin contains about 2/3 of their dietary fiber.
- Apples can pick up the flavors of other foods around them, so store them away from cabbage and onions.
- One 9-inch apple pie generally requires about two pounds of apples (six medium-sized apples).
- One bad apple can indeed spoil the whole barrel! Don’t keep bruised or rotting apples nearby other apples.
Here are some of the unique varieties to look for this season:
Now that you know how to pick ’em, give these recipes a try!
Herb Apple Sausage Galette
Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad
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Need a unique, creative holiday gift? Look no further than these DIY gift bundles that your friends and family will love! A gift basket made by you is a thoughtful, practical and personalized gift that any friend or family member will cherish. Follow this gift guide for easy ideas to create bundles like cozy at home, self-care and one even for the kids too!
Gifts for the kidsPacked with a fun activities like stencil kits, toys and cozy socks, it’s the perfect combination for the young kiddos!
- Andesgifts Kids Animal Hats
- Melissa & Doug K’s Kids On The Farms
- Melissa & Doug Slice & Bake Christmas Cookie Play Set
- Melissa & Doug Stencil Activity Set
- Zorbitz Scrunchies
- Zorbitz Squish-Amal Holiday Surprise
- Zorbitz Color Me Ornaments
Cozy at home bundleKeep your friends and family cozy this holiday season with a bundle full of their favorite things to relax like a warm blanket, earwarmers and an essential oil kit.
- Andesgifts Cup Cozies
- Andesgifts Animal Earwarmer
- Blue Q “Whatever Happens We’re Eating It” Oven Mitt
- dZi Handmade Gnome Ornament
- Evolution Salt Himalayan Salt Natural Tealight Candle Holder
- NOW “Let There be Peace and Quiet” Essential Oil Kit
- Foundry Candle Co. Light Blue Mercury Glass Candle
- Quagga Green Blanket Wrap
- Quagga Green Slipper Socks
- Poo-Pourri Jingle Bowls
Self-care bundleThere’s nothing like the gift of a little R&R for all your loved ones who have worked so hard this year. A thoughful, self-care bundle can go a long way this season, especially when it includes candles and bodycare essentials!
- Badger Sleep Balm Tin
- Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Assorted Mix
- Zorbitz Beautiful Life Gemstone Massager
- Nutrasumma Growth Hormone Balance
- Zum Zum Holiday Frankincense & Myrrh Mist
- Evolution Salt Himalayan Salt Massage Stone Sphere
- Sprouts Soy Candle Pear & Pomegranate
- Sprouts Artisan Soap Bar in Lavendar
- Sprouts Bath Bomb in Rose
EXPLORE GIFTS FOR ALL
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Help us bag hunger this holiday season!Each year, we want to provide customers the opportunity to give back to their local communities through our Grab ‘N’ Give program. Last year, 470,000 meals were donated to families in need—allowing them to enjoy those special moments around the table with wholesome food. We’ve made it just as easy this year to provide a bag full of healthy food to your local community with these simple steps:
✔ Choose a pre-filled donation bag from the Grab ‘N’ Give display
✔ Pay for the bag at checkout
✔ We’ll donate your bag to a local hunger relief agency
You’ll find some of your favorite brands in this year’s bags!
Sip your way to wellness with simple tonics!Take good care of you and your family this season with a little help from these easy-to-make tonics that are packed with vitamins! Our convenient Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C Packets come in a variety of tasty flavors and contain 1000mg of Vitamin C, combined with essential antioxidants and electrolytes—perfect for a refreshing drink! If you prefer to cozy up to something warm, try adding a tablespoon of our Sprouts Umckaloabo & Zinc Syrup to a warm tea for an extra boost of nutrients.
Spiced Citrus Mulled Juice
Warm Elderberry Tonic
Homemade Spiced Apple Cider
Fizzy Elderberry Sangria Mocktail
Fizzy Cherry Lime Mocktail
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Pick up one of our flavorful, ready-to-cook marinated protein meals from our Meat Department! Choose from a variety of flavors like spicy jerk seasoned shrimp and chicken wings, or mouthwatering herb butter salmon. Add a simple side like fresh vegetables and you have a wholesome, simple meal in minutes!
Island Jerk Chicken Wing Snack Board
Pasta Bowl with Herb Butter Shrimp and Squash
Baked Salmon Niçoise Salad Bowl
Spicy Island Jerk Shrimp Mini Tacos