Tropical Fruit

Dishes and drinks with tropical fruit make you feel like you're soaking up the sun on a warm beach somewhere, even if you're just sitting in your house in the dead of winter. These fun fruits can be used to balance out fiery recipes or add beautiful color and tangy flavor to desserts. If you're not sure how to peel, chop and cook the wide range of choices at your grocery store, turn to Food & Wine's guide to master those skills.

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Chipotle's New Apparel Line Uses Avocados as Clothing Dye

From hats to bags to sweatshirts and tees, Chipotle has all of your burrito-related clothing needs.

3 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Pineapple

Learn the health benefits of pineapple, plus easy, tasty ways to get more of the tropical fruit in your diet. 

Perfect Presents for Pineapple Lovers

Spring is here and it has us craving all things warm weather: sweet cocktails garnished with umbrellas, days at the beach and bowls of tropical fruit, especially pineapple. To celebrate the universal adoration of the prickly fruit we have rounded up our favorite gifts to give that pineapple lover in your life.

30 Days of Avocado Recipes

Avocado is a fruit that has gotten its fair share of hype in recent years — which it owes largely to the delicious innovation that is smashing it on toast. While we love our basic avocado toast (with lemon juice and chili flakes, you know the deal) as much as the next person, there are so many incredible dishes that include this creamy, delicious fruit. From upgraded avocado toasts topped with extras like grilled mackerel and lard to hybrid dips like that includes hummus to desserts like creamy avocado paletas, you could easily—and happily—consume avocado every single day for 30 days. And you probably should. Avocado brings the nutrition (good fats, vitamin K, fiber and more), the flavor and the texture you want in basically everything you eat. So head to the grocery store and stock up on the green guys. Once you have avocado hollandaise (or avocado chimichurri), you will never look back. — Morgan Goldberg

More Tropical Fruit

7 Avocado-Packed Super Bowl Snacks

From sandwiches to cocktails, everything is better with avocado—and that goes double on game day.

Plantains

Cooking with plantains is an easy way to switch up your starchy sides. They look like bigger versions of bananas that are harder to open. But, once you get inside, the fruit is slightly sweet with a starchy texture that works well when fried, roasted, sautéed or baked. Here, our best recipes.

3 Amazing Avo-Cocktails

Yes, you can finally get buzzed off an avocado. While the creamy, obsession-inspiring fruits are fantastic piled on toast or mashed into guacamole, they’re also incredible in cocktails. Here, three brilliant avocado cocktails from restaurants across the country.