Fruits should be an important part of your daily diet. It is naturally good and contains vitamins and minerals that will help keep diseases at bay. They are a good source of dietary fibre. As part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruits can help you to reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight. Fruits can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. But have you ever wondered from did they get into your grocery store.
Mango is native to southern Asia, especially Burma and eastern India. But today it is found across the world. They have high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C. Mangos are used in wide variety of food preparations especially desserts like Mango Panna Cotta, soufflé, cheesecake to name a few. Try out the delicious Mango lassi to beat the heat this summer.
Kiwis are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration. The kiwifruit is native to the Yangtze River valley of northern China and Zhejiang Province on the coast of eastern China. They are generally used in coolers and smoothies like Kiwi-mint, Kiwi-cucumber, Kiwi-melon. One surely needs to try out Kiwi ice creams to stay refreshed in the scorching heat.
Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the world but the fruit is native to southern Brazil and Paraguay. Did you know that a pineapple can regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant. This tropical fruit is used in variety of salad preparation like Hawaiian salad and for jams & marmalades. Brazilian Grilled Pineapple is a must try to relish your sweet tooth.
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each spring and originated in France. There are 200 seeds on an average strawberry and these seeds can grow into new strawberry plant. Strawberries are used to prepare a variety of desserts like cakes, ice-cream, pies, mousse to name a few. Pamper yourself to the delectable French Strawberry Tart which will surely hit your sweet spot.
Watermelon is a scrambling and trailing vine originally from southern Africa. This large oval shaped fruit is 92% water. They are very popular in tropical and sub-tropical regions as summer coolers. They are generally used in salads like Watermelon & Feta salad, Mediterranean melon salad. African watermelon salad is an easy to cook light meal to try out.
Hand pick the freshest fruits from Nature’s Basket this summer. Shop online or find the nearest store on