Thursday, July 4, 2013

Athlete's Corner - Mana Foods Buyer Cycles to the Sun

On June 29th, 144 able-bodied athletes lined up with their bicycles at the start of the bypass road in Paia, awaiting the pop of the start gun; their goal, the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala. Among the crowd was Mana Foods buyer, Lisa Stein. Lisa is a tri-athlete who recently completed the Honu Half Ironman on the Big Island and plans to compete in a full Ironman next year. Lisa had been training on Crater Road for the past several months but had not ridden the last 1000 feet of the climb until race day. But even without that final push in her training she powered through the ride to the crown of the crater, placing 2nd in her division! Lisa loves Vega products on her training and competition menu. If you need advice on how to fuel for your next event stop by the vitamin room and ask Lisa to show you the amazing options Mana offers.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Donut Peaches!

Now at Mana Foods! Donut Peaches are also called Saturn peaches and in China, they are called pan tao (pan means flat and tao means peach).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lychee: Hawaiian Gold!

Lychee are now available at Mana Foods! Lychee were first imported to the Hawaiian Islands in 1873 from China.

Monday, May 27, 2013


If you eat 3 fresh apricots, you will be getting nearly half the vitamin A you need for the day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Breba, the bonus fig crop

Breba (from the Spanish word Breva) is the fig produced on previous year’s wood.
Meaning, that the tree was still fruiting when it went dormant for winter. Ryan says these are super tasty figs and because they overwinter on the tree, the outer skin is tenderized and less acidic. It's hard to explain, but they are magic!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stone Fruit: Cherries

Stone fruit season is officially here! We have organic cherries.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Did you know?

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.